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Scottsdale Trolley
The future of transportation in Scottsdale could look much different. Although Scottsdale’s seen a lot of development over the last 20 years, the city says travel demand has not grown as much as expected.
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Sep. 2, 2021
hammer and a tool belt
Nearly 45% of Tohono O’odham Nation residents live in poverty. Only 20% have internet access. Even basic electricity is scarce across the reservation. These economic conditions present major challenges to learning and access to job training.
Aug. 31, 2021
waymo car
A Federal Transit Administration report found seniors and riders certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act in the East Valley prefer autonomous vehicles over traditional taxis or rideshare options.
Aug. 30, 2021
people standing around terminal
After a 17-month hiatus due to the coronavirus, British Airways will resume service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Aug. 26, 2021
light rail
A Phoenix councilwoman wants the city to work toward offering fare-free bus and light rail service for every resident. Her target: free transit for every resident by 2050.
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Aug. 26, 2021
Collection can
Earlier this week, officials in Mexico announced they had reached an agreement with protesters at a toll booth in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. But protesters say they aren’t confident leaders will keep their word.
Aug. 18, 2021
Scottsdale Airport
After being closed for most of July for major runway repairs, the Scottsdale Airport is resumed operations Saturday. The Scottsdale Airport is one of the busiest single-runway facilities in the country.
Aug. 14, 2021
The below-grade Papago Freeway in central Phoenix, built on what used to be Moreland and Culver streets.
With the Senate's passage of a physical infrastructure bill, Congress will now take up a broader infrastructure bill.
Aug. 11, 2021
flood damage
Flood damage caused the closure of U.S. Highway 60 east of the Valley earlier this week. That meant a lengthy detour for motorists traveling through Superior and Miami. The road reopened Thursday evening.
Aug. 11, 2021
Kyrsten Sinema
A bipartisan, $1 trillion infrastructure package cleared another legislative hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Monday afternoon, a step Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema hailed as a sign that “our democracy still works.”
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Aug. 9, 2021
A gas pump
Gas prices have soared in 2021, and for Arizona commuters, they are expected to remain high through the summer. AAA spokesman Aldo Vazquez says those high prices could be tied to concerns about increasing COVID-19 cases.
Aug. 6, 2021
man using backhoe
A trade group representing contractors launched a new initiative Tuesday to push for more environmentally friendly construction.
Aug. 3, 2021
Light rail construction downtown Phoenix
In the Phoenix area, Proposition 400 — approved by voters in 2004 — led to advances in freeways and public transit. But as its expiration date approaches in the next few years, planners are trying to figure out what could be next — what the area needs and what is actually doable.
Aug. 3, 2021
Broadway curve
Closures of Interstate 10 in connection with a major project between Chandler and Phoenix have started. Transportation officials plan to hold a public meeting this week so people can learn more about the construction work.
Aug. 1, 2021
A Canadian-based company will locate its U.S. headquarters in Mesa. The move adds to the region’s growing reputation as an electric vehicle hub.
Jul. 31, 2021
sign says LIFE IS A HIGHWAY  I WANNA RIDE IT  WITH A SEATBELT ON
If you’re traveling on Arizona freeways Saturday, you may notice some new signs. Arizona’s Department of Transportation just posted the winning messages in its annual safety contest.
Jul. 30, 2021
Pete Buttigieg
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix earlier this month to talk about infrastructure needs here. The Show spoke with him to learn what he sees as the biggest needs for the Phoenix metro area.
Jul. 28, 2021
Amtrak Passengers
Corporate leaders of Amtrak, Arizona business representatives and politicians participated in a roundtable discussion Tuesday to promote support for developing passenger rail service in the state.
Jul. 27, 2021
Those funny freeway messages may not only be more interesting, but also more effective, according to a study conducted by Virginia Tech. Arizona Department of Transportation's Doug Nick says the key to delivering a good message is relevancy.
Jul. 22, 2021
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
June was a record month for passenger traffic at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The airport saw 151,219 travelers last month. That’s nearly 64,000 more than June 2020.
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Jul. 22, 2021

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