Transportation

Arizona Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation specialty license plate
Other new plates include Arizona REALTORS Foundation for Housing and Community Outreach; Cancer Support Community Arizona’s emotional and social support services; and the Diné College on the Navajo Nation.
Jul. 13, 2023
Chevy Bolt at an Electrify America charging station
The Arizona Department of Transportation is adding electric vehicle charging stations along seven additional highway corridors throughout the state.
Jul. 12, 2023
sun in phoenix
The extreme heat in metro Phoenix is affecting air quality. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled an ozone high pollution watch for Thursday and Friday in Maricopa County.
Jul. 11, 2023
light rail
Phoenix is looking to develop 3.2- acres of prime real estate along Central Avenue between Osborn and Indian School roads. The city-owned site has sat vacant since 2004 when the city invoked eminent domain to secure the land along the light rail line.
Jul. 11, 2023
A plane takes off from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is temporarily closed for a runway maintenance project. All but helicopter operations are affected.
Jul. 9, 2023
Passengers press a button to begin a ride in Waymo's vehicle
Waymo continues to expand its robotaxi services in metro Phoenix. Starting Friday, Waymo One riders can access areas that extend further north to uptown Phoenix and towards Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale.
Jul. 7, 2023
TSMC fab plant
A chipmaker will send temporary workers to Phoenix to help build a massive factory while the state and city pledge to extend a major road near the site.
Jul. 5, 2023
The Phoenix City Council has approved a public art plan totaling nearly $20 million. The plan includes adding 12 new and refurbishing and repairing 30 existing projects.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 4, 2023
i-17 south
Just in time for monsoon season, the state Department of Transportation says it has completed a $38 million drainage system along part of Interstate 17 in north Phoenix.
Jul. 3, 2023
$3.69 sign at a Tempe gas station
Drivers are often used to seeing gas prices rise prior to a holiday. But according to AAA, the opposite is the case for Independence Day as prices nationally and in Arizona are down substantially compared to a year ago.
Jul. 2, 2023
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
The city of Phoenix announced Friday that it will wrap up its partnership with the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.
Jun. 30, 2023
illustration of flex lanes
Crews have been working on the project to widen and add flex lanes to an often congested part of Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. On Thursday, Arizona Department of Transportation officials released a video explaining how those flex lanes are actually going to work.
Jun. 29, 2023
Kate Gallego
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has been elected as chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Council, the association’s governing and policy making body.
Jun. 28, 2023
phoenix fire department
In its first year of using drones, the Phoenix Fire Department has flown more than 700 flights and credits the unmanned aircraft system with increasing safety and saving money.
Jun. 27, 2023
Kia EV6 at an Electrify America charging station
Gov. Katie Hobbs wants state lawmakers to enact new laws to ensure that the drivers of electric vehicles pay their fair share of road construction and maintenance. But the governor said she doesn’t have anything specific in mind — at least not yet.
Jun. 26, 2023
Phoenix will consider altering more intersections aimed at reducing crashes involving pedestrians. One tool is called pedestrian scrambles, a type of traffic signal that stops all vehicles and allows people to cross from all corners at the same time — including diagonally.
Jun. 22, 2023
The Arizona Transportation Board has approved its new five-year program, which includes more than $9 billion in transportation investments.
Jun. 21, 2023
Katie Hobbs
As Gov. Katie Hobbs’ list of vetoes continues to grow, one veto has countywide support. It would have extended Proposition 400, which is a regional transportation tax in Maricopa County, set to expire in 2025.
Here's a list of all the Arizona bills Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed so far
Jun. 20, 2023
Bus
Valley Metro is seeking input from West Phoenix residents on a proposed high-capacity transit project that would involve light rail or buses. The proposed routes would go through the Maryvale area.
Jun. 16, 2023
Interstate 10 sign
Sen. Mark Kelly is asking Congress for a grant to widen Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. He said the state and the Maricopa Association of Governments have already committed more than $850 million combined to fund the project.
Jun. 15, 2023

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