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Walking or biking in Tucson shouldn’t be a death sentence

Being a pedestrian or cyclist in Tucson is deadly, and it has taken away too many lives. ... Read more»

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Cunningham: Building Interstate 11 through Avra Valley not a sensible option

Building I-11 through Avra Valley would mean more costly suburban sprawl far away from where existing jobs and services are, along with environmental disruption, disturbing a wildlife corridor and the rural lifestyle of residents, and potential contamination of Tucson's water supply.... Read more»

Apple digital driver’s license in Arizona raise privacy concerns

Arizona is the first state to allow driver’s licenses to be placed in Apple’s digital wallet, but digital rights activists are concerned about what it could mean for the future of privacy. ... Read more»

Arizonans can move driver’s license to their phones – but not much more

State and federal officials were excited this week to roll out the first-in-the-nation program that lets Arizona residents add their driver’s license to Apple Wallet - but the only thing it allows is passing through TSA PreCheck at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport by just scanning a phone. ... Read more»

Tucson Council to vote Tuesday on special election for road funds after RTA nixes weighted voting

Tucson voters may be asked to fund more street work with sales taxes inside city limits, with the Council calling a special meeting for Tuesday, after the Regional Transportation Authority didn't go along with a plan for weighted voting proposed by Mayor Regina Romero.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Driven crazy: 'RTA Next' on life support as Tucson-area governments squabble

Everyone wants it. But there appears to be little desire among local governments to make concessions to keep the Regional Transportation Authority going. ... Read more»

Pima Association of Governments seeks public input on federal grant plans

The Pima Association of Governments wants public input on how to create a plan to spend federal grant dollars in the Tucson area during the next four years.... Read more»

ADOT releases plan for new route connecting I-10, I-19 south of Tucson

The state and feds have finished an environmental study that lays out a preferred route to connect Interstates 10 and 19. Just don't start planning trips around it quite yet.... Read more»1

Public hearing on I-10 expansion set for Thursday

Work crews are going to expand Interstate-10 on the Northwest Side again, and the Arizona Department of Transportation is inviting the public to sound off about it.... Read more»

Study: Resolution Copper mine will use 250 billion gallons of water as drought ravages Arizona

As Arizona enters what is likely to be its third decade of unprecedented drought, the proposed Resolution Copper mine just east of Superior at the site of Oak Flat will use 250 billion gallons of water, according to a water study released by the San Carlos Apache Tribe.... Read more»

Sen. Kelly, Mayor Romero tout Tucson impact of $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill

Tucson will see new bridges, roads, buses and trains because of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that passed by a 69-30 vote in the Senate earlier this week, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and U.S. Senator Mark Kelly said on Wednesday. ... Read more»

$18.5M federal grant to fund Tucson airport runway work, safety improvements

An $18.5 million federal grant will go towards the next phase in a longterm Tucson International Airport project to expand and upgrade parts of its airfield so that it meets current federal safety standards, officials announced Thursday. ... Read more»

Interstate 10 partly reopens east of Tucson after wildfire closure

The Walnut Fire burning on both sides of the highway forced the closure of Interstate 10 between Tucson and Willcox on Tuesday afternoon, but one lane in each direction was reopened in the evening. Residents in the rural area were being ordered to evacuate.... Read more»

No new restrictions as Ducey warns pandemic end is 'not on the horizon'

Gov. Doug Ducey will not enact a statewide mask mandate or other new restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the state faces rising case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths from the disease amid a nationwide resurgence of the coronavirus.... Read more»

Good roads, bad drivers: Az interstates deadliest in nation, report says

Arizona’s interstate highways are in generally good shape, but they experienced the highest rate of fatalities in the nation in 2018, according to a national report released Tuesday.... Read more»1

ADOT rolls out new dust detection system to help drivers on I-10

Dust storms in Arizona can blow up suddenly, and the patch of desert between Eloy and Picacho Peak is especially prone to wind-driven dust. Dust drastically reduces visibility for drivers, which is why the Arizona Department of Transportation, ahead of monsoon season, has implemented a new dust detection system to protect drivers on I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.... Read more»

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