Rural Transportation: Growing challenges for growing communities

Arizona’s small towns and rural communities are growing rapidly. In the quad-city area anchored by Prescott, the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) projects a 74% population increase by 2040. The Arizona Department of Administration projects that Pinal County...

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A Business Perspective on the Arizona Town Hall on Transportation

Last month, Accelerate Arizona participated in the 106th Arizona Town Hall. Each year Town Hall gathers community members from across the state and engages them in a process to build consensus around pressing state issues. This year’s policy emphasis...

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Case Study #1: Iowa

Arizona is not alone in its quest to modernize and improve its transportation infrastructure. States across the country are developing strategic transportation plans and seeking stable and sufficient revenue streams. The state of Iowa stands out as an example...

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User Pays: Traditional Wisdom for Modern Times

The user pays model of financing highway and road construction and maintenance has served our nation well since the early 20th Century. In 1956, Congress further embraced this model when it created the Highway Trust Fund, financed by the...

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