Transportation

a map of Main Street (Apache Trail) in east Mesa
Main Street in east Mesa is getting a $38.5 million upgrade from the Arizona Department of Transportation. The project, called U.S. 60X, will include various improvements to the 5-mile stretch between Sossaman Road in Mesa and Meridian Road in Apache Junction.
Feb. 8, 2024
TSA bomb-sniffing dog Don, a German shorthaired pointer
Bomb-sniffing dogs had been used in a limited capacity for years by the time the TSA was founded in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. But in 2008, the Explosion Detection Dogs Program was created, and they’ve become an essential part of airport security.
Feb. 8, 2024
man riding scooter
Electric scooters will soon be available to rent 24 hours a day in downtown Phoenix as part of a test requested by vendors Lime and Spin.
Feb. 6, 2024
Feet on pedal on bicycle
Laura Pastor wants to make traditional pedal bicycles more accessible downtown, but there could be financial challenges. And a report from city staff says e-bikes are used more often.
Feb. 6, 2024
After running through a vote-counting machine, an election worker gathers ballots
Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services joins The Show to break down what's happening at the Arizona Legislature this week, including election deadline woes and a new vehicle emissions plan.
Feb. 5, 2024
Light rail phoenix
Valley Metro will hold three meetings in Phoenix to get public feedback on several transit projects. The first will take place Saturday at Burton Barr Central Library, followed by a meeting Thursday at the Desert West Community Center and then a virtual meeting.
Feb. 2, 2024
Airplane
Incidents where people on the ground pointed lasers at airplanes reached a record-high in 2023. The airspace over Arizona saw 558 laser strikes. The state’s per capita rate of these crimes was fifth-highest in the U.S.
Feb. 1, 2024
gates cover the entrance to the center of interstate 10 tunnel
The tunnel underneath Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park is known for leaking water onto vehicles driving through it, but ADOT says it has no effect on the structural integrity of the tunnel.
More Q&AZ questions answered
Jan. 31, 2024
A view of some seats and screens at Sky Harbor Airport in Terminal 4. Some people can be seen sitting or walking around.
The milestone came during a year that saw the Valley host Super Bowl LVII, the World Series and the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open. The airport served nearly 49 million passengers in 2023.
Jan. 30, 2024
American Airlines sign
American Airlines is eliminating more than 300 jobs in metro Phoenix.
Jan. 30, 2024
Paradise Valley District school buses
Schools in the Tucson Unified School District and those in Flowing Wells nearby will receive buses as part of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program.
Jan. 29, 2024
Black pig on colorful blankets
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Friday that they’ve successfully rescued a potbelly pig from state land in the West Valley with the help of several animal rights groups.
Jan. 26, 2024
An escalator inside Sky Harbor Airport is pictured from near the bottom. Workers wearing red shirts are holding bright yellow signs that say 'On Strike' in capital letters.
Early this week, workers at Sky Harbor Airport walked out on the job for a third time. SSP America is a subcontractor with the city of Phoenix that employs hundreds of restaurant and concession workers at the airport.
Jan. 25, 2024
lucid air
Lucid Motors held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for the expansion of its Casa Grande manufacturing plant. The expansion allows Lucid to begin production of its new SUV. The news comes amid federal accusations of anti-union practices within the company.
Jan. 24, 2024
Person waves flag
Workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport walked out on strike Tuesday. This is the third walkout since workers voted to authorize a strike in September, seeking better wages and working conditions.
Jan. 23, 2024
Charge Point electric vehicle charging station Flagstaff
The Arizona Department of Transportation is asking for bids from private entities to build or upgrade electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways.
Jan. 23, 2024
wheelchair user
Scottsdale has its eyes on a growing travel market: people with disabilities.
Jan. 23, 2024
I-10 eastbound west of Ray Rd.
Arizona has been awarded a $95 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation to widen a 26-mile stretch of Interstate 10.
Jan. 22, 2024
A blue sign hangs from the ceiling at Sky Harbor Airport. It reads 'International Arrivals.'
Announced Monday, Air France is now the 23rd airline to fly with Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport.
Jan. 22, 2024
The newest section of light rail in northwest Phoenix is set to open Saturday, Jan. 27. The public is invited to help celebrate by taking a ride.
Jan. 22, 2024

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