transportation en Chino Valley Uses Volunteers to Keep Bus System Costs Down <p>Like many small cities and towns across Arizona, the area around Prescott generally lacks public transportation. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Zac Ziegler 22169 at Chino Valley Uses Volunteers to Keep Bus System Costs Down 10% of Education Sales Tax to Go For Roads <p>The organizer of a proposed permanent one-cent hike in state sales taxes on Tuesday defended earmarking 10 percent of the proceeds for road construction.</p><p>Ann-Eve Pedersen said Arizona has cut state aid to education in the last five years more than any other state. She said Proposition 204 would provide needed tax dollars the Legislature cannot take. If approved, the measure would initially raise $1 billion a year. But 10 percent automatically goes for roads. Pedersen said that is justified.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:08:02 +0000 Howard Fischer 19756 at State Lawmaker Aims to Stop Interstate 11 <p>A Sierra Vista lawmaker wants to block construction of a highway he says could lead to the loss of national sovereignty.&nbsp;</p><p>The issue arose during a debate over laws governing how Arizona can enter into partnerships with private companies to build toll roads. Rep. David Stevens said he&#39;s all for the concept. But he told colleagues during floor debate his concern is any effort to build Interstate 11, a highway that would run all the way from Nogales to Canada. Most of the roads already are in place. The missing link is a segment from Phoenix to Las Vegas.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:56:55 +0000 Howard Fischer 11984 at Transportation Systems in Indian Country get Federal Grants <p><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">U-S Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico says the grants will expand much-needed services in rural and often remote communities. The federal program has awarded almost half a million dollars to the Navajo Nation to meet increasing transportation demands within the country&rsquo;s largest reservation that&rsquo;s the size of West Virginia. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 18:40:32 +0000 5339 at