The Fed’s Interest Rate Hike Underscores Need for Timely Action on Infrastructure Projects

Today the Federal Reserve announced the first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. The Fed is charged with the task of delicately balancing inflation, employment, and economic growth. Raising rates is positive news that the economy is continuing...

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Arizona Chamber Statement on Passage of Federal Highway Bill

The U.S. House and Senate last night passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act, a five-year transportation funding bill. The legislation is now headed to President Obama’s desk. We expect and encourage the President to...

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Congress Reaches Agreement on Long-Term Highway Bill

At long last, the U.S. Congress has arrived at an agreement to fund our nation’s transportation systems for a full five years. The FAST Act, short for “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation,” provides around $300 billion in funding for highways,...

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Yuma Roadshow Wrap Up

The Accelerate Arizona Team stopped in Yuma last week. About 30 local government officials and business leaders attended the Town Hall held at Pivot Point Conference Center. Yuma Mayor Doug Nichols as well as Arizona House of Representatives Transportation...

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Texas Passes Ballot Proposition Providing $2.5 Billion in Additional Funding for Transportation Each Year

Yesterday, Texas voters passed Proposition 7 with 83% of the vote. Prop 7, the Texas Sales and Use Tax Revenue for Transportation Amendment, is a constitutional amendment designed to provide up to $2.5 billion per year for transportation infrastructure....

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Highway Planning and the Arizona State Board of Transportation

The State Board of Transportation performs several duties that are essential to maintaining our state’s highway system. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate to serve staggered terms. Each Board member represents a specific...

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Knowing the Numbers: New Auditor General’s Report Shines Light on Arizona’s Real Transportation Needs

An essential step to planning for our state’s future transportation system is to have an accurate accounting of infrastructure needs relative to revenues appropriated or dedicated for transportation projects. Arizona’s Auditor General recently released a performance audit for the...

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Casa Grande: Heart of the Sun Corridor

This week Accelerate Arizona hosted a Transportation Town Hall in Pinal County, one of the fastest growing parts of the state. Members of the legislature, local and county officials and business leaders all joined the Arizona Chamber of Commerce...

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An Economy Built on International Trade: Nogales Roadshow

Nogales was the most recent stop on the Accelerate Arizona statewide tour. We were joined by Representative Rick Gray, Senator Andrea Dalessandro, Representative John Allen, Representative Chris Ackerley, Representative Noel Campbell, Representative Rosanna Gabaldon, Nogales Mayor John Doyle, and...

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Accelerate Arizona Begins Statewide Tour in Flagstaff

Accelerate Arizona recently launched a statewide roadshow, beginning in Flagstaff. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry was proud to partner with the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce on this two-day event. The roadshow began with visits to transportation projects currently...

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