Transportation

School Bus
Arizona students are using the traditional yellow school bus less and less as a method to get to and from school. Matthew Lander of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity told PBS’s “Arizona Horizon” that less than 25% of Arizona public school students take the bus.
Nov. 28, 2021
silver trailer parked inside with door open
A 15-acre site in Chandler that once featured a Sam’s Club warehouse is now home to a popular brand in the recreational vehicle industry.
Nov. 24, 2021
rendering of light rail bridge over interstate
Last week, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joined Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema at the former Metrocenter Mall to sign a federal grant funding expansion of the Valley's light rail system. To learn about the new plans, The Show spoke with Valley Metro's CEO Scott Smith.
Nov. 24, 2021
security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
This year, Nov. 24 marks the busiest air travel day in the U.S. — the day before Thanksgiving. But the airlines themselves — including Southwest and American — experienced recent struggles and delays, reportedly related to reduced staffing.
Phoenix Sky Harbor seeing more leisure, younger travelers
Nov. 24, 2021
Sky Harbor
The pandemic has changed some demographics at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Pre-pandemic, almost 70% were leisure travelers, now it’s more than 80%.
Nov. 23, 2021
gas pump
High food prices have been a burden for many preparing for Thanksgiving. For those who plan on traveling, high gas prices are a concern. AAA spokesperson Aldo Vazquez explained what to expect at the pump.
Nov. 22, 2021
Sen. Mark Kelly, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix on Friday to tout the recently passed infrastructure bill in a state that will be crucial in determining control of the U.S. Senate. He appeared at events throughout the day with Democratic Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema to promote the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
More Arizona politics news
Nov. 19, 2021
Pete Buttigieg
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be in Phoenix touting ways the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill will benefit Arizona.
Nov. 18, 2021
empty bar and wine bottles
A vote taking place Thursday could potentially impact service at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Nov. 18, 2021
A ramp closed for construction on Loop 101
The Biden administration’s Infrastructure and Investment Act passed on Monday, and transportation policy makers met Wednesday to discuss its potential impacts on Arizona.
Nov. 17, 2021
Interstate 11 map
State and federal transportation officials have formally selected a corridor in southern and central Arizona for construction of Interstate 11, a proposed new freeway that would link the U.S.-Mexico border and Las Vegas.
Nov. 17, 2021
A gas pump
Gas has become more expensive around the country, but Arizona is experiencing higher prices than the national average.
Nov. 17, 2021
President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden signed his $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday on the White House lawn, hailing it as an example of what bipartisanship can achieve.
Nov. 15, 2021
The ADOT has began a new project along the US 60 highway to improve vehicle safety during the winter months. Drivers will have more space to act accordingly during wildlife crossings and ice-related incidents.
Nov. 8, 2021
Bowie Unified School District bus
The A for Arizona nonprofit has awarded more than $18 million in grants to fund 24 proposals to modernize or improve transportation options for K-12 students, it announced on Monday.
Nov. 8, 2021
entrance to train station
The Phoenix Sky Train won’t start carrying passengers to and from the airport’s Rental Car Center until mid-2022, but KJZZ got an early look.
Oct. 31, 2021
The Phoenix Public Transit Department is teaming up with other city organizations to provide Phoenix residents public transit passes.
Oct. 29, 2021
Sky Harbor
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is continuing to see a rebound in passenger traffic numbers. Spokesperson Greg Roybal says September statistics show the airport is nearly back to pre-pandemic numbers.
Oct. 29, 2021
photo taken from escalator showing three panels of mural
An iconic mural that outlived the building it was designed for now has a new home. “The Phoenix” has landed at the Rental Car Center at Sky Harbor Airport. Explore the mural’s importance to Phoenix’s past and present.
More Arizona history stories
Oct. 25, 2021
Phoenix Fire ambulance gurney
The pandemic reduced traffic on Phoenix streets last year, but not traffic fatalities. In 2019, 177 people died due to crashes. In 2020, Phoenix had 185 traffic deaths, and the city is on pace to lose more lives this year.
Oct. 21, 2021

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