ADOT marks centennial with publication

Morning commuters make the drive to work on busy freeways. Commercial vehicles crisscross the state hauling products from near and far. Travelers take a leisurely drive to someplace they’ve never seen before or revisit places they love to go.

 “People are always headed somewhere. They get there on an intricate series of transportation systems laid across the state, designed with purpose—for commutes, tourism, trade and commerce,” said ADOT Director John Halikowski. “Transportation begins with a vision. Hundreds of years ago, that’s the way it began too, before our state was even a territory.”

 As Arizona marks its centennial, the Arizona Department of Transportation takes a look back on the state’s history of transportation with a new report from the ADOT Research Center, titled “Arizona’s Transportation History.” The publication divides the timeline of the highway system into several distinct periods, dating all the way back to the 1400s to the present day. 

Throughout Arizona’s transportation history, there have been a lot of challenges, setbacks, victories and innovations. But on the centuries-old journey from crude trails to modern-day freeways, one thing is for certain: transportation began with a vision—and it still does today.

You can read Arizona’s Transportation History in its entirety here:

Dailey & Vincent sing the Statler Brothers

Dailey and Vincent will be performing at the DesertView Performing Arts Center on March 2, at  4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

With a unique blend of bluegrass and the Statler Brothers styles of music, audiences have been continually captivated by this duo.

Within five years of performing together they rocketed to the top of the bluegrass world.  A sampling of their numerous awards in 2010 include their third consecutive Entertainer of the Year, third Vocal Group of the Year, and second Album of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards.  They have also been recognized by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.

Tickets are $30 inclusive, and at the door $35.  For tickets, or more information, call 825-2818. 

DesertView Performing Arts Center is located in SaddleBrooke at 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive. 

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