Inside Tucson Business » Government officials working on a study of the Sonoran Corridor Project say it would be “a regional economic catalyst,” noting that hooking up I-10 and I-19 near Tucson International Airport would be a “multilevel, multistep, multiyear economic development initiative” for Pima County and Southern Arizona. The report on the project suggests that the new travel route ultimately chosen would significantly transform the regional economy, “adding billions of dollars (their estimated annual impact would be $32 billion) and tens of thousands of jobs (their estimate is 200,000 jobs) to the Tucson valley.”
Los Angeles Times » If Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is elected governor as expected, he’ll keep building the state’s two contentious public works projects: the bullet train and twin water tunnels. But he’ll scale back both. Newsom will concentrate on completing a high-speed rail line from the San Joaquin Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area. As for the beleaguered water project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Newsom will try to reduce its size to one tunnel.
Transport Topics » With the midterm elections less than a month away, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will begin next year with a new leader. But, before they figure out who the next chairman of the committee will be, Republicans must first retain control of the chamber. And from the looks of it, their grip appears to be slipping.