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When the Arizona Legislature last passed an increase in the state gas tax, President George H.W. Bush was celebrating the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was the top-grossing film in the country.
Whether you’re single and live on your own, or you’re raising a family, feeling secure in your community is likely an important priority to you. As an average citizen, there are several steps you can take to make your community safer.
(StatePoint) Whether you’re single and live on your own, or you’re raising a family, feeling secure in your community is likely an important priority to you. As an average citizen, there are several steps you can take to make your community safer.
The Arizona Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) named the Tucson streetcar the public works project of the year at its annual conference today in Tucson.
The delayed North La Cañada Drive widening project is now costing its contractor $2,500 a day.
Oro Valley Vice Mayor Lou Waters is seeking reelection to prevent the tendency to what he views as backwards.
A $1.1 billion budget has gone before the Pima County Board of Supervisors for final authorization this week.
By the end of fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30, 2013, the success of the Oro Valley Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride transportation service was no longer a secret, nor was it a surprise. This expanded service, which was the result of an intergovernmental agreement between the Town of Oro Valley and the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County (RTA), has increased by 118 percent, or 17,569 passenger trips from its implementation in FY 2011 through the close of FY 2013. This type of increase in service at this rapid pace takes staff dedication and could not be achieved without the backing of a supportive town council.
At the April meeting of the RTA/PAG Working Transit Group meeting there was discussion about the rate increases proposed by Sun Tran. This still needs to be approved by Tucson’s mayor and council but will also impact the rates for the Express routes and Sun Shuttles which are not within the city limits. Riders of the Express bus, the Sun Shuttle and/ or Sun Tran may be interested in providing comments on their proposed changes.
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce will host Mike Grassinger, CEO Planning Center Present for Davis Monthan on Thursday morning.
A total of 19 PCC Aviation Technology Program students will mark completion of their certificate and degree training in a ceremony Friday, March 7. Additionally, 12 continuing Avionics and Structural Repair students will receive certificates for their interim accomplishments in the program.
During the regular meeting on Nov. 9, the Marana Town Council voted on several measures to improve sidewalks and walkways along with voting to continue efforts to keep town salaries and jobs competitive.
Albert Pesqueira, Assistant Chief of Support Services at the Northwest Fire District, announces his retirement after 44 years in the fire service. His last day in office will be Friday, September 20, 2013.
The “Michigan left” has made its way to Tucson.
The moving of utility lines has begun to take place along Oracle Road between Tangerine Road and the Pima and Pinal county line in preparation for the Oracle Road widening project.
The Pima County Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Authority and their contractor, Select Development & Construction, Inc., will be reconstructing the entire La Cañada/Orange Grove intersection in order to raise it approximately three feet to the final grade and elevation. The work will also include installation of new drainage features, plus the installation of new curbs and new traffic signals. The intersection will be closed for three consecutive weekends while crews perform this work.
Pima County, Ariz. (June 7) The Pima County Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority, and their contractor, KE&G will begin work on the Ina Road and Oracle Road Intersection Improvement Project.
“Regional collaboration is what happens when you think outside the box…By creating and taking advantage of opportunities for partnership, we have learned to extend our resources while redefining success and financial stability.”
The opinions against David Safier and the partisan column by Senator Al Melvin show how much work must be done to restore our State to a Democratic form of government, a Republic, a government of, by and for the majority of the people. That is what David Safier was celebrating. I am at a loss to identify anything Senator Al Melvin has voted for to help Pima County residents. He is proud to carry out the agenda of his Republican friends in Phoenix. We voted for a tax increase to be used for education. Melvin voted to put the money in the General Fund. When Melvin talks of schools, he is talking about private schools, which can be owned by individuals for a profit. It they fail, the owner can keep all the school capital assets paid for by tax monies. Melvin also voted to deny Pima County its share for the Regional Transportation Authority money and to allow the recall of the Rio Nuevo development funds. Using his “hit woman”, Terry Proud, Melvin so intimidated the Redistricting Board, that he assured his re-election by getting an 11 to 16 point advantage against other candidates for his job.
David Devine, author of “Slavery, Scandal, and Steel Rails,” spoke to the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke about the history of the southern transcontinental railroad line. The book covers the Gadsden Purchase and subsequent construction of the railroad line through Arizona and New Mexico during the 1870s. Projecting pictures of construction, Southern Pacific Railroad tycoons, and politicians at the time.
La Cholla Road at the Canada Del Oro Wash will likely reopen late this afternoon after being closed down due to a piece of roadway washing away, the result of the weekend’s heavy rainfall.
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation staff are installing 124 new signs on the Rillito River Park portion of The Loop this month. Signs provide directions at intersections and also show distances to points of interest along The Loop.