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Supervisors strip development plan from SW-side project

Supervisors strip development plan from SW-side project

Vote begins the the process of stripping the land of its plat.

August 18, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Putting adult offenders in juvenile detention an option

Putting adult offenders in juvenile detention an option

Jail officials are looking to alleviate overcrowding.

August 15, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Road Runner: City considering cutting parking ticket fines

Road Runner: City considering cutting parking ticket fines

Tucson's fines are among the highest in the state.

August 10, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
County near closing on Painted Hills purchase

County near closing on Painted Hills purchase

Approval of $7.5 million deal would culminate a pursuit that began in 1997.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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County agrees to trap, sterilize feral cats

County agrees to trap, sterilize feral cats

About 1,600 of the animals are now euthanized each year.

August 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sun Tran, union continue negotiations

Sun Tran, union continue negotiations

The contract for bus drivers expires at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

August 04, 2014 4:40 pmLoading…
City now seeks parking-meter bids on 3 plans

City now seeks parking-meter bids on 3 plans

Official hopes 'bite-sized' projects generate more competition and get meters installed quicker.

August 03, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Midtown intersection to close for traffic signal upgrade

Midtown intersection to close for traffic signal upgrade

The traffic signal upgrade will take place on Monday.

August 03, 2014 1:25 pmLoading…
Huckelberry pitches county sales tax for roads

Huckelberry pitches county sales tax for roads

County administrator says half-cent levy would fix many problems.

August 01, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Smokers need not apply, county says

Smokers need not apply, county says

Pima County is looking to expand its tough anti-tobacco rules.

July 31, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Streetcar receives project of the year award

Streetcar receives project of the year award

The Tucson Modern Streetcar was named public works project of the year.

July 29, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…
Two county projects win public works awards

Two county projects win public works awards

Pima County won environmental, structures awards for projects

July 29, 2014 1:52 pmLoading…
Study: Young adults drive less; state must adapt

Study: Young adults drive less; state must adapt

As a result, cities need to revise transportation plans.

July 27, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…
Road Runner: Slow down, county tells cyclists on Loop trail

Road Runner: Slow down, county tells cyclists on Loop trail

Pima County wrote an "open letter" to cyclists earlier this month

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$197 million later, streetcar starts running Friday

$197 million later, streetcar starts running Friday

It brings new rules for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians — and much hoopla.

July 19, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Streetcar culminates a decades-long effort

Streetcar culminates a decades-long effort

Timeline showing how the streetcar materialized.

July 19, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
County says immigrant kids pose minimal health risk

County says immigrant kids pose minimal health risk

Unknown number had pneumonia, reports indicated.

July 18, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Work crews to start repaving Sixth Street

Work crews to start repaving Sixth Street

On Monday, crews will start removing asphalt and repaving Sixth Street

July 16, 2014 2:46 pmLoading…
County second in command resigns

County second in command resigns

Deputy County Administrator Martin Willett's last day in July 26.

July 15, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
State AG probes Pima elections commission

State AG probes Pima elections commission

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry filed the complaint.

July 10, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Tucson recognized as one of top bike cities

Tucson recognized as one of top bike cities

Tucson was named one of the top bike cities in the country.

July 07, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…
Road Runner: Plan to widen Colossal Cave Road in place

Road Runner: Plan to widen Colossal Cave Road in place

The county has developed a timeline for the $7.3$7.3 million project

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Pima County to buy soccer site, Painted Hills

Pima County will buy 167 acres of property for soccer fields; money won't come from road funds.

July 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Road Runner: County floats Snyder bridge idea again

Road Runner: County floats Snyder bridge idea again

Officials say a bridge across Sabino Creek would ease traffic congestion.

June 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
County may fine La Cañada contractor after Tuesday

County may fine La Cañada contractor after Tuesday

Pima County may fine its construction company for La Cañada widening delays. 

June 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Sun Tran buses powered by natural gas

New Sun Tran buses powered by natural gas

They'll start rolling by the end of August.

June 26, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Sun Express

Sun Express

Sun Tran debuted the new Sun Express buses, with the new paint scheme, in 2009. The RTA will host a couple of open houses this week to solicit public feedback to proposed changes on the express routes.

June 23, 2014 4:54 pm
RTA to host open house for express routes

RTA to host open house for express routes

The Regional Transportation Authority is seeking feedback from passengers who ride Sun Tran's express buses.

June 23, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…
Road Runner: Bill would cut funds for Tucson's Amtrak line

Road Runner: Bill would cut funds for Tucson's Amtrak line

A proposal from a Texas congressman could hinder the only passenger rail service that serves Tucson.

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Pima County passes budget; road funds get reprieve

Pima County passes budget; road funds get reprieve

No decision yet on where money will come from for land.

June 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County, Kinder Morgan agree on pipeline mitigation

Pima County, Kinder Morgan agree on pipeline mitigation

Kinder Morgan agrees to monitor the pipeline and surrounding area for 20 years and give the county $4 million.

June 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Board OKs Pima County budget with tax increase

The Board of Supervisors adopted Pima County’s 2014-15 budget Tuesday, but the county will not distribute some of the money until certain departments can justify their need for the funds.

June 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
County, city discuss closing Randolph wastewater plant

County, city discuss closing Randolph wastewater plant

Pima County and Tucson Water are talking about shutting down the Randolph Wastewater Reclamation Facility near Reid Park.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Road Runner: State embarks on Oracle Road widening north of Tucson

ADOT crews have embarked on a likely two-year project north of Tucson that is expected to increase traffic capacity, give bicyclists more space and reduce collisions between animals and motorists.

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Huckelberry: Use $1.75 million budgeted for road repairs to help pay for soccer fields

Huckelberry: Use $1.75 million budgeted for road repairs to help pay for soccer fields

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry wants to take money allocated for road repair in next fiscal year’s budget and use it to make a down payment on 167 acres of land near the Kino Sports Complex.

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Pima County plans to buy, preserve Painted Hills desert area

Pima County plans to buy, preserve Painted Hills desert area

Pima County is on the verge of acquiring a scenic 286-acre parcel in the west-side Painted Hills area that county officials have coveted for years.

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RTA, TDOT will host open house for Silverbell Road improvements

The Tucson Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Authority will host an open house next week to review the landscape design and public art for the Silverbell Road improvements.

June 09, 2014 1:56 pmLoading…
Road Runner: Holy traffic delays, Tucson! We're No. 15 in congestion

Road Runner: Holy traffic delays, Tucson! We're No. 15 in congestion

If you’ve ever sat at a congested Tucson intersection and thought “at least our traffic isn’t as bad as Phoenix,” you might want to think again.

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Kinder Morgan gives Altar Valley group $1M for pipeline support

An Altar Valley conservation group has reached a financial agreement with Kinder Morgan and will withdraw opposition to the company’s Sierrita gas pipeline.

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Pima County looks to buy 167-acre site for soccer fields

Pima County is on the verge of buying 167 acres of land near the Kino Sports Complex, with the intention of expanding it to create a large-scale regional soccer facility.

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Sun Link will conduct high speed testing of final streetcar tonight

Sun Link officials will conduct high speed testing tonight on its final streetcar.

June 04, 2014 10:33 amLoading…

Pima County raises fees on speeding tickets

Drivers caught speeding or violating other traffic laws in unincorporated Pima County will now have to pay an extra $37 for their infraction.

June 03, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Streetcar nearing final testing before July 25 launch

It’s been a long road for Tucson’s modern streetcar, but transportation officials can probably see the light at the end of the tracks.

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County bets new operators can save horse racing at Rillito track

County bets new operators can save horse racing at Rillito track

The Rillito Park Horse Racetrack will likely have a new operator when racing resumes next year.

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Open houses on Comprehensive Plan are the time to have a say on Pima County’s future

Pima County will host a series of open houses this week to solicit public feedback on the 10-year update of the county’s Comprehensive Plan.

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Road Runner: RTA closer to next round of road projects

The Regional Transportation Authority is one step closer to beginning its next round of road projects.

May 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Supervisors' vote boosts plan to improve Colossal Cave Road

The Colossal Cave Road project received a boon last week when the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to combine two impact-fee areas southeast of Tucson.

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More than 80 bike crashes documented on Tucson's new streetcar tracks

More than 80 bike crashes documented on Tucson's new streetcar tracks

It didn’t take Laura Balis long to understand the risk of riding her bike along Tucson’s modern streetcar tracks.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

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