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  • New report details long-distance, rural travel

    February 12, 2013
    When developing a future route, ADOT planners don’t just guess where the road should go. Instead, they depend on detailed data and planning analysis tools to make their decisions …

  • Travel demand models help plan for the future

    January 11, 2012
    Short of a time machine, travel demand models might just be the next best thing for taking a glimpse at the future of our transportation system. So, what is a travel demand model?

  • Transportation decisions driven by traffic counts

    November 29, 2011
    You’d be amazed by how much there is to learn just by counting cars (yes, cars…not cards!)… Traffic counts are exactly what the name implies – physical counts of the traffic on a particular road – and ADOT takes them at approximately 1,400 locations around Arizona.

  • ADOT Aeronautics Group oversees airport pavement program, wins national award

    September 28, 2011
    Smooth takeoffs and easy landings require airport runways that are maintained and cared for … because no pilot (or passenger) wants to hit a pothole on the taxiway. But, keeping an airport’s pavement in good condition takes some vigilance – extreme temperatures, wear from heavy loads and age can all take their toll on pavement. Smaller, publicly owned airports in the state might not have the budget, or the manpower, to handle needed repairs.