Transportation

Arizona Capitol
Arizona lawmakers are back at the Capitol Monday, and they’ll be debating a host of issues — including how to label lab-created meat, how to make up for electric vehicle drivers not paying gasoline taxes and how to stop bots from buying up concert tickets.
Jan. 22, 2024
Prices for different types of gas at a station
Gas prices are continuing to fall in Arizona, with the state average currently at $3.09. That’s a 38-cent drop from Dec. 1, according to AAA Arizona.
Jan. 18, 2024
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
Two improvement projects are wrapping up at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport, including a brand new terminal and a convenient enclosed walkway.
Jan. 18, 2024
ADOT sign
The Federal Highway Administration recently updated its manual outlining standards for everything from road markings to signals and signs. But one new guideline puts a wet blanket over the freeway signs that many states use to promote public safety using humor and pop culture references.
Jan. 17, 2024
Chevy Bolt at an Electrify America charging station
Mesa will be installing electric car chargers in eight new locations across the city. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Mesa more than $11 million for car charging stations.
Jan. 16, 2024
Sky Harbor
The TSA intercepted a record number of firearms at the nation’s airports in 2023, detecting more than 6,700. That includes 235 at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport, which had one of the highest totals in the U.S.
Jan. 12, 2024
sign says LIFE IS A HIGHWAY  I WANNA RIDE IT  WITH A SEATBELT ON
Lanes are full, horns are honking, and nobody seems to use their turn signal. But freeway traffic isn’t all bad when you look up and spot an overhead board that makes you smile with messages like: “Not a bee? Don’t drive buzzed.”
Jan. 12, 2024
New data reveals the Valley’s inflation rate for last year was among the lowest in the country at 2.7%. Nationally, the rate was 3.4%.
Jan. 11, 2024
The intersection of 19th and Peoria avenues
The Show spoke with Margaret Herrera, the Maricopa Association of Governments' transportation safety and operations program manager, about what kinds of things she needs to look at to determine if there’s anything the intersections with a lot of crashes have in common, or if there’s anything unique about them.
Jan. 11, 2024
A row of blue wheelchairs against a wall
Traveling can be stressful in the best of circumstances. Now, imagine boarding a packed flight or clearing customs with a loved one who has dementia. It can be challenging. A workshop being offered at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on dementia-friendly air travel can help.
Jan. 11, 2024
Woman in red blazer and glasses standing in front of U.S. Capitol building
The Show spoke with Winslow Mayor Roberta Canó about how significant she thinks the I-40 TradePort Corridor will be her for community.
Jan. 8, 2024
Snow covers a planter near an intersection
Snowplows were at work early this morning to clear roads throughout Northern Arizona after the season’s first snow last night.
Jan. 4, 2024
Pumping gas in a truck
Arizona didn’t see much of a spike in gas prices over the holidays. But drivers in Maricopa County are paying about $3.40 for a gallon of regular gas right now. That’s about 30 cents above the national average, according to AAA.
Jan. 4, 2024
Woman in green blazer
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego will serve on a new advisory committee to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg dealing with challenges in public transit and transportation.
Jan. 2, 2024
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

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