Arizona’s Transportation Future Spotlighted in New Arizona Town Hall Report

Posted By Mike Padgett

Aug. 20, 2009

Arizona Town Hall officials are going on the road to share with state residents their newest report, “From Here to There: Transportation Opportunities for Arizona.”

For six weeks, starting late this month, Arizonans will have the opportunity to discuss the report during presentations at 13 morning, noon or evening events across the state.

The report, focusing on one of the state’s most critical topics, is the result of the 94th Arizona Town Hall, held in Tucson on April 19-22. More than 120 business and community leaders, elected officials and other stakeholders participated. A 252-page background report for the Town Hall was prepared by Arizona State University.

Key topics in the background report included:

• Fuel prices.

• Transportation and land-use planning.

• Rural transportation.

• International trade and transportation.

• Native American communities and transportation.

• Highway travel and congestion.

• Public transit.

• Air transportation.

• Passenger rail.

• Transportation safety.

• Aging and mobility.

• Alternative fuel vehicles.

• Transportation finance.

For more information about the new report and the upcoming presentations, visit the Arizona Town Hall website at

Following is the list of presentation dates, times and places.

Phoenix: Aug. 27, 7:30-9 a.m. breakfast. University Club of Phoenix, 39 E. Monte Vista Road.

Mesa: Sept. 9, noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch. Mesa Community College library, third floor, 1833 W. Southern Ave.

El Mirage and Surprise: Sept. 11, noon to 1:30 p.m. complimentary lunch. Rio Salado Lifelong Learning Center, 12535 Smokey Dr., Surprise.

Tucson: Sept. 16, 6:45-8:30 a.m., breakfast (in conjunction with Rotary Club). Bluepoint Kitchen & Bar, La Encatada, Skyline Drive and Campbell Ave.

Tucson: Sept. 16, noon to 1:30, lunch. Pima Community College, downtown campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 N. Stone Ave.

Sierra Vista: Sept. 17, 7:30-9 a.m., breakfast. Cochise College, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Andrea Cracchiolo Library, Room 900.

Douglas: Sept. 17, noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch. Douglas Golf Course & Clubhouse, 1372 E. Fairway Drive.

Show Low: Sept. 22, 6:45-8 a.m., breakfast (in conjunction with White Mountain Rotary Club). JD’z Black Bull, 4481 S. White Mountain Road.

Flagstaff: Sept. 22, noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch. Northern Arizona University, Student Union Building, Havasupai Room.

Kingman: Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch. Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

Sedona and Clarkdale: Oct. 6, noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch. Yavapai College, Verde Valley campus, Building M, Room 137, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale.

Yuma: Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch. Yuma Inn Suites, 1450 S. Castle Dome Ave., Territorial Room.

Mesa: Oct. 14, 4-6 p.m., complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, Cooley Ballrooms, Student Union Building, 7001 E. Williams Field Road.

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Aug 20th, 2009

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