Ed Zuercher
The Maricopa Association of Governments, known as MAG, has a new leader. Former Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher is taking over as head of the regional planning organization, which deals with issues including transportation, homelessness and air quality.
Mar. 15, 2023
A diagram shows the proposed all-pedestrian crosswalks at Mill Avenue and Fifth Street. Instead of intermittent traffic at the four-way stop, as depicted in the first two squares of the diagram, traffic will fully stop as shown in the third square.
The pilot project at Mill Avenue and Fifth Street does allow cars to go through. But when it’s pedestrians’ turn, traffic stops entirely to allow them to safely cross in any direction — even diagonally.
Mar. 13, 2023
Unleaded gas is $3.99 at a Phoenix station
Over the past month, Arizona has seen the biggest increase in average gas prices in the country. The average price as of March 9, 2023, is nearly $3.90 a gallon — about 42 cents above the national average. Phoenix is seeing even higher averages.
Mar. 9, 2023
Valley Metro is holding public meetings as part of a study to address the need in west Phoenix for additional high capacity transit options, like buses. Valley Metro’s Madeline Phipps says the goal is to make it easier for Maryvale residents to travel to everyday destinations.
Mar. 7, 2023
Tempe streetcar
Since its inception last year, the Tempe Streetcar has made travel more accessible for residents in the city. Now, a study is being launched to examine expanding the service to Mesa.
Mar. 6, 2023
Gas pump
The highest prices are in Maricopa County, where the Phoenix metro gets most of its gas from California.
Mar. 3, 2023
A diagram shows the proposed all-pedestrian crosswalks at Mill Avenue and Fifth Street. Instead of intermittent traffic at the four-way stop, as depicted in the first two squares of the diagram, traffic will fully stop as shown in the third square.
Starting next week, Tempe will test out a new way to cross the street: “All-pedestrian” crosswalks. But aren’t all crosswalks just for pedestrians to begin with?
Mar. 1, 2023
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
The project is one of a few dozen nationwide funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is part of the department's Reconnecting Communities Program.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Feb. 28, 2023
broadway curve
ADOT is holding a series of public meetings for input on its Long Range Transportation Plan for 2050. The plan is intended to serve as a policy document that aids the agency and its partners in managing the state’s freeways.
Feb. 28, 2023
Snow in northern Arizona
Flagstaff and several other northern Arizona communities are locked in as a severe storm driven by powerful winds moves across the state.
Feb. 22, 2023
Tesla Model 3
A top Nuevo Leon official pushed back, saying there is in fact enough water in the state for further development.
Feb. 21, 2023
Arizona get vaccinated highway sign
The way Rep. Neal Carter sees it, those electronic signs along freeways and major Arizona roads should be spreading safety messages to motorists, not telling them how to run their lives.
More Arizona transportation news
Feb. 21, 2023
Snow in Flagstaff
The National Weather Service has declared a winter storm warning for Northern Arizona from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Conditions will make travel hazardous if not impossible, but ADOT is making what preparations it can.
Feb. 20, 2023
Jake Hoffman
The Senate committee vetting Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominees to lead state agencies will be meeting later this hour to consider two more nominees. But a third potential director has been removed from the agenda.
Feb. 20, 2023
Flagstaff train station
If you've been stuck for minutes or hours waiting to get across railroad tracks, Arizona lawmakers are moving to provide relief.
More Arizona transportation news
Feb. 19, 2023
A sign welcomes Super Bowl visitors
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reported more than 200,000 travelers the day after Super Bowl LVII.
Feb. 16, 2023
Tesla charging station
Mexican officials are touting potential plans for electric vehicle maker Tesla to set up shop in the country.
Feb. 15, 2023
A light rail train traveling through downtown Mesa
A state Senate committee yesterday voted down a proposal that would have allowed Maricopa County to ask its voters whether they wanted to extend a half-cent sales tax for transportation projects. The current tax expires in 2025.
Feb. 14, 2023
Phoenix Arizona backyard chicken
Committee agendas are packed this week at the state Capitol as lawmakers face a deadline to hear bills in committees. That means House bills that haven’t been heard in a House committee by the end of this week are in trouble, and the same goes for Senate bills.
Feb. 13, 2023
Gas pump
The operator of a pipeline facility in California that was forced to shut down deliveries of gasoline and diesel from the Los Angeles area east to areas including Las Vegas and Phoenix due to a leak says it resumed operations on Saturday afternoon.
Feb. 13, 2023


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