Transportation

Drivers will find detours over the weekend if they plan on using southbound State Route 143.
Aug. 4, 2023
Parking corral located at the Sixth Street and Forest Avenue intersection.
Tempe is installing parking corrals for shared bikes and e-scooters. The city had been fielding complaints from businesses and residents about cluttered sidewalks in and around downtown.
Aug. 4, 2023
dust storm
As dust storm season approaches, here's some tips on what to do if you're caught driving in the middle of one.
Aug. 3, 2023
This photo shows an inside view of an empty light rail car. The camera is positioned facing toward the back of the car, and toward several rows of gray plastic seats. Each row contains two seats.
After months of negotiations, state lawmakers finally struck a deal that will allow Maricopa County voters to decide whether or not to extend a half-cent sales tax earmarked for transportation projects. But Republican lawmakers did all they could to restrict how those tax dollars can be used to fund the Valley’s light rail system.
Aug. 2, 2023
Electric vehicle plug-in
The Arizona Legislature and the governor have agreed to bar the state from restricting the use — or sale — of a vehicle “based on its energy source.” This includes requiring vehicles to be zero-emission.
Legislature adjourns after Hobbs, Republicans cut deal on Prop. 400
Aug. 1, 2023
person riding a bike
When it comes to bicycling, Scottsdale wants to trade its gold-level status for a higher platinum-level.
Aug. 1, 2023
The Arizona Capitol Executive Tower
A monthslong fight over whether to allow voters in Maricopa County to vote on an extension of a half-cent sales tax came to an end Monday, as a deal cut between Republican leaders of the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs passed the House and Senate.
More Arizona politics news
Jul. 31, 2023
Arizona State Capitol building
It may be the middle of summer, but lawmakers are back in session with one big item on the table: Prop. 400. This is the half-cent transit tax in Maricopa County that has paid for 40 years of transit expansion and road improvements in the Phoenix area.
Jul. 31, 2023
Gas pump
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas rose up three cents over the past week. Now, the statewide average stands at $3.81.
Jul. 29, 2023
Trucks on Interstate 9 in Arizona
Strong winds in La Paz County knocked over several semitrucks and blew some off of I-10 on Thursday. ADOT reported closures between Tonopah and Quartzsite, which lasted into Friday morning.
Jul. 28, 2023
uber driver
In 2018, a self-driving Uber struck and killed a woman walking a bicycle across a Tempe street. Now, a judge has handed down a sentence for the backup driver of the SUV that hit the 49-year-old victim.
Jul. 28, 2023
airplane tail
The Show spoke with Dr. Bob Thomas, an assistant professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus about issues with flying during periods of extreme heat.
Jul. 28, 2023
Arizona Capitol
Local leaders and Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs are reportedly working to strike a final deal with the Republican-led Legislature to extend a transportation tax in Maricopa County. The outcome of those talks will determine whether that tax will continue as it has for nearly 40 years.
Jul. 26, 2023
Sky Harbor
More than 150 flights were delayed at Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration’s website said it had issued a ground stop at the airport.
Jul. 24, 2023
airplane tail
The Show spoke with the Cranky Flier about a new travel hack that may not be a good idea.
Jul. 21, 2023
tonto basin
In 2019, three children and a 69-year-old man died in separate incidents while trying to cross the flooded creek. The deaths amplified calls to the state to appropriate funds for a bridge.
Jul. 20, 2023
Freeway Sign
Don’t hurry, be happy. Buckle up, buttercup. You may have seen signs like these on freeways throughout the state, and you may have had your own clever idea. ADOT wants to hear it.
Jul. 20, 2023
Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
The Show spoke with Asha Weinstein Agrawal, education director at San Jose State University’s Mineta Transportation Institute about the "road diet."
Jul. 18, 2023
Mobility law
Sonorans’ quality of life is negatively affected by poor roads, lack of safe bike lanes and unreliable public transportation. That’s the message of a proposal submitted by more than 20 citizen groups asking for a law to improve public mobility.
Jul. 14, 2023
Our extreme heat is generating extreme business for Phoenix are auto repair shops. For 50 years, Dave Martin’s shop has been servicing cars and trucks. “The last couple weeks have been brutal,” he said.
Jul. 14, 2023

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