Welcome to Melrose sign
Drivers in Phoenix are familiar with streets following a grid like structure. But a few stretches of road break that rule. Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked why Seventh Avenue is curved between McDowell and Camelback roads.
More Q&AZ questions answered
Sep. 27, 2023
Arizona MVD sign
State auditors want the Arizona Department of Transportation to comply with purchase and travel policy, conflict of interest requirements and open meeting laws. The director of the department is promising to act on about two dozen recommendations.
Sep. 27, 2023
Unleaded gas price read-out of $4.99
AAA Arizona spokesman Julian Paredes says the high prices are tied to the out-of-state refineries that supply our gas, in Texas and California.
Sep. 21, 2023
Planes wait to depart from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023.
It was a dramatic scene on Wednesday outside of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, where more than 100 workers gathered to protest low wages and poor benefits. Six people were arrested. The Show spoke with the Arizona Republic's Perry Vandell about the protests.
Hear more interviews from The Show
Sep. 21, 2023
A hydrogen fuel-cell semitruck made by Nikola Motors.
Arizona-based Nikola Motors says it’s recently started producing hydrogen fuel-cell semitrucks and expects to begin delivering them this fall. The company said it’s had more than 200 orders for the trucks, which have a range of up to 500 miles.
Sep. 19, 2023
person counting money
The Goldwater Institute recently filed a motion demanding Pinal County and the Arizona Department of Revenue return taxpayer money. In 2017, Goldwater successfully challenged the county and state over the legality of collecting a new transportation tax from the public.
Sep. 15, 2023
The survey covers the segment from the Interstate 10/I-17 interchange near Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport north to Peoria Avenue. Currently, the speed limit is 55 miles per hour along the stretch.
Sep. 15, 2023
gas pump
Gas continues to get more expensive in Arizona, as the average price for a gallon of gas jumped by 17 cents in the last week. The state average is at $4.51 a gallon, which is $0.66 higher than the national average.
Sep. 14, 2023
A ramp closed for construction on Loop 101
The Arizona and Maricopa County departments of transportation will share a nearly million-dollar grant to bring some new technology to work zones, including "intelligent traffic cones."
Sep. 12, 2023
The light rail platform at 19th and Glendale avenues
After years of hearing complaints about light rail security, one Phoenix council member wants to consider adding barriers to keep out people who don’t pay fares.
More Arizona business news
Sep. 12, 2023
yellow traffic light
The Show spoke with Andy Schaudt, chief of staff at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, about how longer yellow lights help to prevent red-light runners.
Sep. 6, 2023
an aerial view of Los Feliz Drive, just south of Apache Boulevard
Tempe residents will be able to provide input on plans to build a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad. Located between Apache Boulevard and Broadway Road, the proposed bridge would also be ADA-accessible.
Sep. 2, 2023
Two new messages will soon be appearing on metro Phoenix freeway signs. The winners of Arizona Department of Transportation’s annual Safety Message Contest were announced Friday afternoon.
Sep. 1, 2023
SRP battery storage
Phoenix-area electric provider Salt River Project will be the first U.S. utility to adopt a new kind of battery technology at large scale. SRP announced Thursday it was planning a new battery project using Organic SolidFlow batteries made by German manufacturer CMBlu Energy.
Aug. 31, 2023
Arizona MVD office
In a letter, Republican state Rep. David Cook echoed concerns brought up in the auditors’ report about public safety risks, like unqualified drivers on the road.
Aug. 29, 2023
Arizona MVD office
The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services about how the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division may not being doing a good enough job of keeping track of what the agency's third-party providers were doing.
Aug. 28, 2023
Gas pump
Gas prices continue to climb in Arizona. And the most pain at the pump is in the Valley, at an average price of $4.25 for a gallon of unleaded gas.
Aug. 24, 2023
General Motors is cutting more than 900 jobs at its Arizona Information Technology Innovation Center. The city’s economic development director called it a complete surprise and said they’d recently been working with GM’s local team.
Aug. 24, 2023
Workers lay fiber-reinforced concrete
The Show spoke with Barzin Mobasher of Arizona State University's School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment about the benefits of using fiber to reinforce concreate instead of rebar.
Aug. 24, 2023
Cathedral Rock Trailhead Sedona Arizona
The Sedona City Council is putting aside the idea of banning off-highway vehicles within the city and instead working to reach agreements with rental companies to self-regulate their customers.
Aug. 23, 2023


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