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Gas prices are on the rise in Arizona, closing last week at their highest level since October. The average has risen to $4.14 per gallon, up 7 cents from the previous week, and 51 cents above the national average of $3.63.
Apr. 16, 2024
Mumford & Sons at March Madness Music Festival in Phoenix
Speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center Monday, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego touted the impact of the NCAA Men’s Final Four. According to Gallego, the tournament and surrounding events drew roughly 300,000 visitors to downtown Phoenix earlier this month.
Apr. 15, 2024
portrait of tom mix from 'mr logan, u.s.a.'
The "On the Road in Arizona" series begins with the story behind a historical marker for Tom Mix, a legendary Western actor, just off State Highway 79, 18 miles south of Florence.
Apr. 13, 2024
A Valley Metro light rail train
Valley Metro plans to hold a town hall on April 24 to share information about a new fare system coming this summer. The agency says the changes are designed to help passengers more easily purchase fare and access the transit system.
Apr. 12, 2024
Prices for different types of gas at a station
National gas prices rose by 7 cents this week. In Arizona, the average price per gallon rose by 15 cents. Julian Paredes with AAA Arizona said an increase in refinery maintenance in California is the cause.
Apr. 11, 2024
Cars on road
A new rideshare service based in Maricopa and Pinal counties has begun offering safe rides for women, by women.
Apr. 10, 2024
The intersection of 19th and Peoria avenues
A push for the law came from the National Motorist Association, a driver advocacy group. It also supports ideas such as raising the blood-alcohol content limit for driving to 0.12 instead of 0.08.
More Arizona transportation news
Apr. 8, 2024
Crosswalk
Phoenix is planning to add more traffic signals to improve pedestrian safety. HAWK stands for high intensity activated crosswalk. It’s designed to stop traffic and allow pedestrians to safely cross, often mid-block.
Apr. 3, 2024
Tucson police car
Tucson police have been struggling to stop illegal street racing ever since speeding enforcement was relaxed during the pandemic.
Apr. 2, 2024
 photo enforcement camera
A bill that would’ve banned city-based photo radar died in the state House Transportation Committee on Friday.
Mar. 22, 2024
Phoenix Bus McDowell Route 17 First Transit
The state Senate’s judiciary committee approved a bill this week that would add transit workers to the list of protections under existing aggravated assault laws. Supporters say it’s necessary to keep people in the workforce and keep statewide transportation functioning.
Mar. 22, 2024
Light rail train in downtown Phoenix
Basketball fans can download the Valley Metro app to get a complimentary pass for up to four people to use for Final Four events April 5 through 8.
Mar. 20, 2024
inside a waymo car
A recent survey by AAA shows that 66% of Americans are fearful of self-driving vehicles, but most people are receptive to assistive technologies like adaptive cruise control.
Mar. 18, 2024
Gila Bend Airport sign
The plane went down about 9:45 a.m. Sunday near the Gila Bend Municipal Airport with two people aboard, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Mar. 18, 2024
Light rail phoenix
Investigations conducted by the Department of Labor recovered over $600,00 in back wages for 227 individuals working on a Valley Metro Light Rail extension project.
Mar. 16, 2024
An aerial view of Flagstaff, Arizona
Officials say maintenance projects are underway in the terminal of Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. The work is scheduled to be complete in July.
Mar. 15, 2024
A gas pump
Nationwide, gas prices have risen significantly within the last month, and Arizona is no exception.
Mar. 14, 2024
Asphalt road with yellow lines
Santa Cruz County is getting more than $6.5 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as part of the Department of Transportation’s Reconnecting Communities grant. That’s a pilot program focused on communities previously cut off from economic opportunities due to other transportation projects, like freeways.
Mar. 12, 2024
stuffed animals
Financial help is available for eligible Phoenix airport employees with young children.
Mar. 12, 2024
More than 30 years after a Phoenix activist died, she’ll be honored with a street in her name.
Mar. 11, 2024

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