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For the 2020 Census and transportation, everyone counts

With 2020 Census upon us, everyone counts when it comes to transportation funding. As we told you last week, census figures play heavily into how federal funding is apportioned to various states. Each person recorded on the census in Arizona equals nearly $3,000 in federal funding per year toward such things as transportation, community centers, housing …

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Watch the creative destruction happening on I-10 at Ruthrauff

We’re building a safer and more efficient interchange at Interstate 10 and Ruthrauff Road, but that can’t happen until we demolish all the old stuff. To show you what’s involved, we’re sharing this ADOT video of the recent work to dismantle the eastbound I-10 bridge over Ruthrauff Road/El Camino del Cerro. Watch as Dan Casmer, …

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Construction Academy for women sets up graduates for success

It’s not a surprise to most that women are underrepresented in the construction industry. Across the country, about 9 percent of construction workers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Recently, ADOT’s first-ever Construction Academy exclusively for women looked to buck many stereotypes, such as construction being for those without a college educations …

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Traffic on South Mountain Freeway

South Mountain Freeway saves time for commuters, businesses

If the FedEx delivery drivers think they spend a lot of time behind the wheel, they should talk to operations manager Kevin Hoffman. Hoffman commutes every day from his home in Gilbert to the FedEx Ground center near 51st Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road, a drive of about 35 miles. Count Hoffman among those happy …

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