Transportation

A gas station pump in north Phoenix
It’s no secret that gas prices in Phoenix have been high, sometimes exceeding the national average. Many had blamed the unique Arizona gasoline blend that’s used, and others look to the constraint on refineries.
Oct. 17, 2023
Gas pump prices.
The Show spoke with Ryan Randazzo of the Arizona Republic about Arizona lawmakers who could be looking to make changes to the type of fuel Valley drivers have to use to gas up their vehicles.
Oct. 16, 2023
A Lyft driver
Sergio Avedian — senior contributor with the Rideshare Guy, which has a blog, podcast and YouTube channel on the gig economy — joined The Show to talk more about Lyft's new Women + Connect program.
Oct. 16, 2023
Site of the Eighth Street archaeological discovery
An archaeological investigation of a 1,200-year-old site yielded the discovery of a 14th century adobe building along Eighth Street in Tempe. The finding caused the city to delay its bike and pedestrian project.
Oct. 14, 2023
7th and Camelback in Phoenix
The latest conversation over photo enforcement involves a different council makeup.
Oct. 10, 2023
Charge Point electric vehicle charging station Flagstaff
As Valley residents look for ways to help offset climate change, they continue to make the switch to electric vehicles at a rapid rate. Salt River Project says more public charging options will emerge as more drivers convert.
Oct. 9, 2023
 freeway ramp meters
The Arizona Department of Transportation has upgraded about 75% of its 250 ramp meters across the Phoenix area to better adapt to real-time conditions.
Oct. 3, 2023
Flagstaff train station
The federal government has joined more than a dozen former Union Pacific workers — including some in Arizona — in a lawsuit against the rail company over its use of vision tests to disqualify employees.
Oct. 3, 2023
headphones
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked: Is it legal to wear headphones while driving in Arizona?
More Q&AZ questions answered
Oct. 2, 2023
p83 sign
The city of Peoria is discontinuing its bus service known as the POGO Destinations Pilot Program. The service, which only operated Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., officially ends Oct. 23.
Sep. 30, 2023
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

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