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Millions allocated for bike projects in bond package; election pushed to 2012

The good news for cyclists is that the Pima County Bond Committee has included four bicycle projects in the upcoming bond election. The bad news, the committee also decided to postpone the election until November 2012. At their last meeting, the committee voted to add a fourth bicycle project to the pot — an additional […]

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Five local projects recommended for federal funding

Regional bicycle and pedestrian planners learned Wednesday that five local improvement projects were recommended for federal funding, including two multi-use path improvements and a bike boulevard. A state transportation committee recommended five regional projects out of 14 submitted by the Regional Transportation Authority’s bike and pedestrian group. Pima Association of Government’s John Liosatos said until […]

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No federal grant money for county’s Urban Loop

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the $600 million in federal grant money designed to stimulate the economy, but Pima County’s Urban Loop project missed the cut. Nannette Slusser, a Pima County assistant administrator and the point person for the 55-mile car-free loop, said she was disappointed they weren’t awarded a piece […]

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County could find out about Urban Loop money by mid-week

Despite leaks surfacing about projects being funded by federal reinvestment grants, Pima County officials still haven’t been notified of whether they received any money to help fund the Urban Loop. According to Matt Zoll, the county’s bike and pedestrian program manager, the federal agency in charge of doling out the money has verified the project’s […]

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Pima County seeks $41 million federal grant

In an effort to speed up the completion of the Urban Loop, Pima County has applied for a $41 million grant. The grant is part of the second round of the federal government’s transportation-specific stimulus efforts. In the first round of funding, Tucson received money for the streetcar Nanette Slusser, Pima County’s assistant administrator, said […]

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County working on car-free loop around Tucson

The work of several Pima County bike advocates to create an urban loop path around the city is starting to pay off. The loop,  portions of which are under construction now, will connect shared-use paths like those that run along the Rillito and Santa Cruz rivers. Matt Zoll, the county’s bike and pedestrian program manager, […]

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RTA group updates criteria for bike project rankings

Starting this fall, bicycle improvement projects seeking funding through the Regional Transportation Authority will be evaluated using updated criteria. The new ranking system gives more consideration to projects that connect communities with things like shopping centers and employer and allows local governments within Pima County to prioritize projects. The RTA’s Bike and Pedestrian Working Group […]

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