Kickoff for Accelerate Arizona Roadshow

Accelerate Arizona is hitting the road! With Congress struggling to pass a long-term highway funding bill and Arizona’s Highway Users Revenue Fund (HURF) facing a shortfall, the business community is coming together to support a properly funded transportation system....

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For the Love of Lettuce

Yuma County is the nation’s third largest vegetable producer. The top crop is lettuce, with about 90% of the entire U.S. supply coming from Yuma during the winter months. Every day during peak agriculture season, thousands of workers make...

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Finishing the Loop: Why the South Mountain Freeway Is Essential to the Phoenix’s Future as Leading Metro Area

Transportation planning is never a quick process. That’s why the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the regional councils of government such as the Maricopa Association of Government create comprehensive transportation plans decades in advance. The South Mountain Freeway has...

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The Final Countdown Redux

  Those of you who grew up in the 1980’s will surely remember the hit song “The Final Countdown” by the band Europe with its signature synthesizer riff. As we enter the dog days of summer, we are once again...

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Hit the Road!

With so many Arizonans driving to San Diego each weekend to escape the heat, it’s easy to forget that most of the year we are a tourist destination. In fact, Arizona’s tourism industry hit a new high last year...

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Interstate 11: Trade opportunities abound for Arizona’s exporters

    In 2012, the President signed into law the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Among other long-term highway authorizations, the Act designated U.S. 93 as the future Interstate-11. This important interstate will link together Phoenix...

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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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