Transportation

Road Closed Sign
The U.S. Forest Service has been closing down roads in the Coconino National Forest for the winter. There hasn’t been a lot of rain or snow in northern Arizona just yet this winter, but the agency is moving ahead with its planned closures for maintenance.
Dec. 29, 2023
Tempe town lake light rail with blue lights
If you’re ringing in 2024 in the Phoenix area, Valley Metro wants you to put away the car keys after popping the champagne. All rides on the transit system will be free on New Year’s Eve.
Dec. 29, 2023
security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
After Sky Harbor hosted its first dementia travel workshop over the summer, staff are bringing it back on Wednesday, January 10.
Dec. 28, 2023
Cars on freeway with sign
The Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing for a big year of projects on the Valley’s busiest freeways.
Dec. 26, 2023
From a parking lot, the Thelma Williams Transit Center is the main focus of this image. It is a two-level open-air structure. One of two escalators is somewhat visible here. Construction materials lay in the foreground.
The latest expansion to Valley Metro light rail will open to riders at the end of January. An additional 1.6 miles of track will connect to a new transit center near the former Metrocenter Mall.
Dec. 23, 2023
car crash
Inclement weather in Arizona could pose trouble while driving this weekend. AAA there could be a slower response times for help on the roads.
Dec. 23, 2023
Arizona MVD sign
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced that drivers will now be able to use Samsung Wallet as another option for providing digital identification.
Dec. 21, 2023
Sky Harbor
This holiday season could be one for the record books. AAA expects 7.5 million people will fly over a 10-day period starting Dec. 23. That tops the previous record set in 2019, just before the pandemic.
Dec. 20, 2023
Interstate 10 sign
A crash involving an SUV and a disabled vehicle early Sunday left three people dead and three others injured on eastbound Interstate 10 near Tonopah.
Dec. 17, 2023
Indian School Road
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a grant to the City of Phoenix to make safety improvements on a dangerous stretch of Indian School Road.
Dec. 16, 2023
A Southwest Airlines flight takes off from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023.
About 2.2 million Arizonans are expected to be traveling for the holidays, according to AAA Arizona. It will be one of the busiest holiday periods the organization has tracked in more than two decades.
Dec. 15, 2023
Waymo vehicle
Waymo One is rolling out curbside pickup and dropoff to select riders at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix during overnight hours.
Dec. 14, 2023
The ramp to the Loop 202 from State Route 51
Engineers are working on ways to improve the Valley’s busiest stretch of freeway, which includes key access to downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport.
More Arizona transportation news
Dec. 14, 2023
Pumping gas in a truck
Arizona’s Republican lawmakers want to lower in-state gas prices by asking the EPA to allow the gas stations to sell a wider variety of fuel blends.
Dec. 13, 2023
Inside an Amtrak train car
Tom Zoellner says the $500,000 grant Arizona was given is a drop in the bucket compared to what it would really take to restart passenger rail in Phoenix — and it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon, if at all.
Dec. 12, 2023
tonto basin
Once completed, the crossing will be called the Greenback Valley Road Bridge. The project will also include work to return a crossroad to its natural state, allowing for wildlife to pass through.
Dec. 11, 2023
Snowplow on road
Inside a state office in Central Phoenix, a snowplow operator turns a key, and the engine rumbles to life. The plow is lowered, the accelerator pushed, and the vehicle lurches into motion. But none of it is real.
Dec. 11, 2023
Peoria City Hall
The City Council earlier this year allocated half a million dollars to hire a consulting firm to do a feasibility study for an airport. But, not all of Peoria’s neighbors are on board with this potential plan, according to Axios reporter Jeremy Duda.
Dec. 11, 2023
Lower-than-expected gas prices are continuing across the state.
Dec. 8, 2023
Terminal 3 new south concourse
Sky Harbor Airport workers — employed by SSP America — are filing complaints with the Arizona attorney general and Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department. They allege racial discrimination practices.
Dec. 7, 2023

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