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Highway and bridge construction is just one of the elements in the wide-ranging, $2 trillion American Jobs Plan being pushed by the Biden administration. The proposal, to be paid for with an increase in corporate taxes, would fund everything from broadband access to affordable housing to veterans’ care.

Arizona has 132 bridges and more than 3,100 miles of highway that are in poor condition, the White House said in pitching President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal. Read more»

The Arizona Department of Transportation has started to open its three Tucson Motor Vehicle Division offices half an hour early in an effort to reduce long wait times. Read more»

Tina Zamora faces a two-hour roundtrip to reach a grocery store near her south Phoenix home. When she can’t make the trip, she uses her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits at a convenience store closer by. Experts and advocates say living in so-called food deserts, areas lacking convenient access to healthy, affordable food, is especially difficult for those receiving food assistance from the government.

There are 700,000 Arizonans who live in what the federal government terms a food desert, or a low-income area that lacks immediate access to healthy, affordable food. It’s especially challenging for those receiving SNAP benefits. Read more» 1

The streetcar line section that runs by the I-10 and the west end

Business and business property owners along the route of a planned streetcar that will run from the University of Arizona through downtown can learn what to expect from construction at a workshop Wednesday. Read more» 5

Paulson Chaco, director of the Navajo Nation Division of Transportation, testified that many federal grants treat tribes like second-class citizens because they force tribal governments to partner with states.

The Navajo Nation’s top transportation official complained to Congress on Thursday that his tribe’s members are treated as “second-class citizens” when the government allocates road funds. Read more»