Transportation

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
sign that reads: I’M JUST A SIGN ASKING A DRIVER TO USE TURN SIGNALS
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
A ramp closed for construction on Loop 101
ADOT’s grant is one of 10 being awarded across the country under a Federal Highway Administration program dedicated to “encourage the use of innovative transportation tools and technologies.”
Aug. 22, 2023
Waymo driverless vehicle next to a traditional Uber
The Show spoke with Junfeng Zhao, assistant professor at ASU and founder of the Battery Electric and Intelligent Vehicle Lab, and Marisa Walker, senior vice president at the Arizona Commerce Authority and executive director of the Institute of Automated Mobility, about how far autonomous vehicle technology has come and where it plans to head next.
Aug. 22, 2023
Sedona’s city council will consider an ordinance Tuesday afternoon that would regulate off highway vehicles on city streets.
Aug. 21, 2023
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Sky Harbor Airport continues to report numerous flight cancellations as now-Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued flood and severe wind warnings in southwest and central Arizona.
Aug. 20, 2023
Tree and rocks on the banks of the creek
The Forest Service has closed the road leading to a popular recreation area that only recently reopened to the public in the Coconino National Forest.
Aug. 18, 2023
traveler with luggage
In a unanimous decision, the court held that a jury could find that one of Mesa Air Group's pilots acted in a way that was racially motivated.
Aug. 17, 2023
Gas station sign with price of gas $4.19
Gas prices in Arizona have jumped 20 cents in the past week. The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is up to $4.19, which is 31 cents above the national average.
Aug. 17, 2023
freeway sign illustrations
Out of more than 3,700 entries, just 10 remain. On Friday, the Arizona Department of Transportation released the finalists for its Safety Message Contest.
Aug. 11, 2023
ADOT wrong way driver sign
You may have been driving on the freeway when you saw an Arizona Department of Transportation that sign read: WRONG-WAY DRIVER AHEAD. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked: What should I do when I see a wrong-way driver sign?
Aug. 10, 2023
Syrian refugees learn English
Phoenix is using $8.3 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to support local nonprofits that serve refugees. And a state committee created this year will evaluate policies, address labor shortages and examine existing programs.
Aug. 10, 2023

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