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2017 could bring a lot of talk about increasing sales taxes

Tucson and Pima County residents could see up to four proposals for sales-tax increases next year — to pay for for road repairs, police and fire equipment, preschool subsidies and property-tax cuts.... Read more»1

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What the Devil won't tell you

Sunshine Mile born to die for progress

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has tagged Broadway between Euclid and Country Club as an endangered place alongside San Francisco's Embarcadero, the Louisiana steamship the Delta Queen, the James River in Virginia and See's Candy on Broadway. One of these things doesn't belong.... Read more»2

'Sunshine Mile' of Broadway named endangered historic place

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added Tucson's Sunshine Mile to its 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. They say its mid-20th century buildings are threatened by the planned widening of Broadway in Midtown. ... Read more»

Is it time for the RTA to start fixing bad roads?

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority.... Read more»4

Drivers on most-traveled roads in Arizona to get new, improved freeways

Drivers will temporarily encounter construction delays but ultimately end with longer, wider freeways and other improvements to some of the most traveled roads in Arizona under a five-year plan from the state Department of Transportation.... Read more»

Delayed: Final paving on I-10 between Tucson and Benson

As the final paving work on a 17-miles stretch of Interstate 10 rolls out over the next five weeks, drivers should be aware that trips between Tucson and Benson could take a bit longer than normal. Monday, officials announced that work would be pushed back until warmer temperatures arrive.... Read more»

Bridge project will mean another 67-mile I-10 detour

Travelers headed to Tucson from points east will be in for a long drive next Wednesday night, as westbound I-10 lanes will be closed overnight while crews place concrete for the deck of a new bridge at Davidson Canyon, between Tucson and Benson. Drivers will be detoured 67 miles around the closure.... Read more»

Bridge project will mean 67-mile I-10 detour

Travelers headed to Tucson from points east will be in for a long drive Tuesday night, as westbound I-10 lanes will be closed overnight while crews place girders for a new bridge at Davidson Canyon, between Tucson and Benson. Drivers will be detoured 67 miles around the closure.... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: 'Investing in Tucson' likely means higher sales tax

In Mayor Rothschild's "State of the City" speech, he indicated that Tucson leaders are poised to push for a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for core services. "Services have to be paid for, and so we're going to have that conversation with the community," he said.... Read more»

$40M project will rebuild 51-year-old Ajo/I-19 interchange

Work will begin later this spring to rebuild the interchange of Interstate 19 and Ajo Way (SR 86) on the South Side. ... Read more»

Grant Road widening open house Tuesday night

A meeting Tuesday will include a presentation on the final design for the widening of Grant Road between Stone and Park avenues, and information on design progress for widening projects between Alvernon and Swan roads.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Bond election: Transportation a path toward Tucson's future

Jim Kelley: Living in Pima County's District 2, Legislative District 2 and Congressional District 3 gives me a unique perspective of the transportation issues in Southern Arizona. It may seem heretical for a Republican to advocate for the Pima County bonds but I do for conservative reasons.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Off-ramp to ruin: Team Ducey says highways are too expensive

First, schools and now civilized society? A new study reports that Arizona will fall far short of what is necessary to maintain that which the Roman Empire managed to maintain for 500 years — highways. A new study says Arizona is $62.7 billion short of what is needed to maintain a basic transportation system throughout the state. ... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump's Iowa press conference

Donald Trump’s recent press conference garnered a lot of media attention for his put downs of two high-profile journalists, but he didn’t treat the facts much better.... Read more»

I-10 ramps at Valencia to close next week

On and off-ramps for Interstate 10 will be closed by paving work on Valencia Road next week. ... Read more»

Construction closes lanes near Nogales border crossing

Work on a new pedestrian underpass at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales will mean lane closures near the crossing until early October.... Read more»

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