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Road Runner: Top 10 transportation stories of 2013

Road Runner: Top 10 transportation stories of 2013

The past year was one of rebuilding streets and expanding public transportation. But it also included a deadly pedestrian tally.

December 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
A dubious achievement for humanity

A dubious achievement for humanity

Earlier this year, scientists at the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced a major threshold in the Earth system had been crossed: the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has now passed a level not seen in the last 3 million years.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson streetcar's first electric test fizzles

Tucson streetcar's first electric test fizzles

A fault in the electric system for Tucson’s modern streetcar left city officials with the 65-foot-long road hazard stuck on the tracks during a system test late Tuesday night.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Albert Lannon unloads groceries after a trip to a store on North Silverbell Road, nearly a 24-mile round trip. "It would be nice to have a public transportation option to not have to drive all the time, especially with the price of gas being what it is," said Lannon, 74. Such an option is un…

November 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Albert Lannon is frustrated with the road conditions and the lack of public transportation in Picture Rocks. There are 10,000 people in Picture Rocks, more than 3,000 of whom are older than 55.

November 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Picture Rocks residents were hit with a double dose of the cold shoulder in October - not only were hopes for connecting the community to Tucson's public transportation plan scuttled, but a major garbage collector pulled out of part of the area.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Picture Rocks residents push for bus service

When Picture Rocks retiree Charles Strauss needs to get around - say, visit the doctor or pick something up at a supermarket - his options are limited. Since he has no car, he must either hitch a ride with a neighbor or spring for a $70 round-trip cab ride.

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