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Tell ADOT what you think about Tucson-Phoenix high-speed rail

Tell ADOT what you think about Tucson-Phoenix high-speed rail

Tucson jeweler Erik Stewart makes regular two-hour drives up Interstate 10 to do business in Phoenix. If a high-speed rail line connected the cities, he said he’d use it.

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Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the home of a $5 billion “gigafactory” for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.

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Mexican sugar firm coming to Tucson, with plans to hire 50

Mexican sugar firm coming to Tucson, with plans to hire 50

A Mexican company is moving into Tucson with plans to ramp up production of liquefied sugar cane to compete with widely used high-fructose corn syrup.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Federal grant a boon for Port of Tucson, region

Federal grant a boon for Port of Tucson, region

A $5 million grant to expand the ability to service rail freight in Tucson has put the region in a new league, officials said Saturday.

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Tim Steller: Let's try a land trade to get passenger rail service between Tucson, Phoenix

Tim Steller: Let's try a land trade to get passenger rail service between Tucson, Phoenix

Union Pacific covets the land in the distance, seen from Picacho Peak, for a rail yard. It could also be part of a passenger rail route to Phoenix.

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Tim Steller: Let's try a land trade to get passenger rail service between Tucson, Phoenix

Tim Steller: Let's try a land trade to get passenger rail service between Tucson, Phoenix

The state has got many of us dreaming of train trips between Tucson and Phoenix, but one major flaw is marring the fantasy: cost.

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Port here now servicing international rail cargo

Port here now servicing international rail cargo

Tucson became Arizona's first port to service international cargo via rail Friday and industry leaders say it could redefine the region's economy.

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Port here now servicing international rail cargo

Port here now servicing international rail cargo

A diesel locomotive with a haul that includes the first international shipping containers arrives during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Port of Tucson. With Union Pacific Railroad's stamp of approval, the Port of Tucson is now able to service the containers via Long Beach, Calif., and Los …

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Tucson looking for a future as a distribution hub

Tucson looking for a future as a distribution hub

Geography, cost and a new attitude.

March 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson to pay $990K in 2010 waterline break

Tucson taxpayers will foot the bill for nearly $1 million in damages after a city employee improperly marked a waterline location.

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Report: Price key to sale in Picacho

PHOENIX - If the state sells up to 1,900 acres for a massive rail yard - 74 tracks at its widest - at Picacho, it will hurt the value of thousands of acres of state trust lands to the east, a report released Monday shows.

September 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Law & Order Briefs

Tucson man kills self after child-porn arrest

August 15, 2012 12:00 am

Picacho Peak rail-yard project gaining speed

A project to build a massive rail yard along Interstate 10 near scenic Picacho Peak is gaining momentum.

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Rail yard project near Picacho Peak gains momentum

PHOENIX  — A project to build a massive rail yard along an Arizona highway near scenic Picacho Peak is gaining momentum.

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ADOT studies 6 rail routes for Tucson-to-Phoenix line

ADOT studies 6 rail routes for Tucson-to-Phoenix line

Six conceptual routes for a rail line connecting Tucson and Phoenix are under consideration by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Train derails south of Tucson

Emergency personnel are at the scene of a train derailment south of Tucson on Monday.

April 23, 2012 7:49 pm

Marana envisions transport 'gold mine'

A controversial planned rail yard that Picacho residents saw as an eyesore is being eyed by Marana politicians as a thing of economic-development beauty.

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Road runner: Here's what's next: lane closures on I-10

We're starting 2012 with a ton of road projects to update you about. Let's get right to it.

January 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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