Transportation

Kingman
The Kingman Municipal Airport won a $32,000 federal grant to help pay to keep the facility COVID-19-free. Republican Rep. Paul Gosar sent out a news release saying he’s pleased to announce the awarding of the grant paid for by a bill passed by Democrats.
Dec. 13, 2021
waymo autonomous truck
Many of us have seen autonomous vehicles on Valley roads over the past few years, as companies have been using Arizona as a testing ground for the new technology. But driverless trucks have also been taking part in pilot programs on highways here.
Dec. 13, 2021
Arizona MVD office
State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita has proposed a law that would base license taxes on the purchase price of a vehicle. That is a departure from the current way things are done, which bases them on the MSRP.
Dec. 13, 2021
Amtrak Passengers
At a congressional hearing, Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton pressed the president of Amtrak on the company’s commitment to bringing passenger rail between Phoenix and Tucson.
Dec. 10, 2021
HopSkipDrive ride-hailing service for kids
The Tolleson Union High School District is using a $2 million grant to offer an Uber-like transportation service to students who live outside of the district’s boundaries, including students who are homeless or in the foster care system.
Dec. 10, 2021
Parks Rest Area
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Transportation plans on reopening rest stops off of I-17 and I-40 to help truckers find rest during this holiday season.
Dec. 10, 2021
Sky Harbor
The Transportation Security Administration says the yearly record for the number of guns found in carry-on bags at Sky Harbor International Airport has been shattered. The federal agency wants people to learn the right way to travel with their firearm.
Dec. 10, 2021
parked jets
The airline industry always seems to be in flux, but COVID-19 raised strong concerns that air travel may not recover soon. And American Airlines may be facing even greater challenges, now that its CEO Doug Parker has announced he’ll be retiring from the position early next year.
Dec. 9, 2021
Hermosillo Ford plant
The recall affects a substantial portion of the Bronco Sports manufactured at the massive Hermosillo plant to date.
Dec. 6, 2021
jet taking off
An investigation is underway after an incident at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Saturday morning, where a man jumped out of a plane while it was taxiing to a gate.
Dec. 4, 2021
Fronteras Desk logo
Gov. Alfonso Durazo also said that the train company would cover the cost of moving the lines.
Dec. 3, 2021
Flying Blind Peter Robison
In 2018 and then again in 2019, Boeing’s newest plane crashed twice, leaving 346 people dead as a result. It became clear that Boeing took shortcuts with the plane’s development, and its reputation was tarnished. Peter Robison looked into the tragedy and documented his findings on the company’s downfall in his new book.
Nov. 30, 2021
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

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