empty U.S. 60 freeway
The westbound U.S. 60 between the Loop 101 and McClintock Drive reopened late Sunday night after a closure that lasted more than two weeks, Tempe said in a press release. The stretch of freeway had been closed since a May 7 water main break flooded the freeway.
May. 9, 2022
a person pumping gas
Gas prices are back on the rise this week, which a representative from the American Automobile Association says is partially due to an decrease in crude oil supply.
More Arizona business news
May. 7, 2022
Valley Metro is looking for artists to feature their work on a large wall at the Roosevelt/Central Avenue light rail station.
May. 6, 2022
Interstate 10
The legislation will take some money from the state's general fund, and ADOT will apply for more from the federal infrastructure bill.
May. 5, 2022
The state Senate unanimously approved a measure in the hopes of reducing the thefts of catalytic converters. The proposal would give police more tools to arrest someone other than a scrap metal dealer in possession of a catalytic converter.
May. 3, 2022
I-10 near Picacho Peak
The Arizona House gave final approval to widening a 25-mile section of the Interstate 10 between Queen Creek Road and State Route 287. The $400 million project will widen the stretch to three lanes in both directions.
May. 3, 2022
Flight inauguration
Officials in neighboring Sonora say the arrival of a direct commercial flight will boost tourism in one of the state’s most popular beach destinations: Rocky Point.
May. 2, 2022
future interstate 11 between phoenix and las vegas
A group of conservationists has filed suit to challenge the Federal Highway Administration’s approval of Interstate 11, from Nogales to northern Arizona.
May. 2, 2022
a sign with information about getting an Arizona Travel ID
As the calendar rolls into May, the deadline for Arizonans to replace their state-issued ID with an approved travel ID is one year away. State Motor Vehicle Department spokesperson Bill Lamoreaux says it’s best not to wait.
May. 1, 2022
Tempe streetcar
Riders will soon be able to hop aboard the new Tempe streetcar. Valley Metro plans to begin service on May 20, and fares will be free for the first year of operation.
Apr. 28, 2022
Scott Smith
Scott Smith oversaw Valley Metro as its CEO beginning in February 2016 on an interim basis and served until this April. He spoke with The Show about his tenure with Valley Metro and about the current political atmosphere in Arizona.
Apr. 28, 2022
Waymo vehicle in downtown Phoenix
If you’ve noticed a lot more Waymo cars driving around Phoenix lately, you’re not alone. And if you’re wondering what it’s like to ride in one of these driverless cars, Joel Johnson, aka JJRicks, is something of an expert.
Apr. 25, 2022
person holding a mask
A federal judge effectively ended the Biden administration’s mask mandate on public transport, including airplanes, this week. And almost immediately, major airlines and airports around the country told travelers they can shed their masks.
Apr. 21, 2022
Mint Cannabis 420 airport shuttle
Tempe-based Mint Cannabis marijuana dispensary is now offering free rides to its stores from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport as well as Valley resorts, senior living facilities and other locations.
Apr. 19, 2022
light rail
A federal judge this week struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's order requiring masks on airplanes and other forms of mass transit. That includes Valley Metro’s trains and buses.
Apr. 19, 2022
sign says masks are federally mandated
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has dropped its mask requirement for customers and employees.
Apr. 19, 2022
Waymo vehicle in downtown Phoenix
Since 2017, Waymo has used the East Valley as its pilot site for its autonomous vehicles. The company is now expanding driverless service to San Francisco and, eventually, downtown Phoenix.
Apr. 15, 2022
Gas station pump
There might be signs of relief on your wallet as gasoline prices are starting to trend down both in the state and nationally.
Apr. 15, 2022
Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry
Tensions seem to be easing at the Texas border, after days of delays and blockades that stemmed from new inspections on northbound commercial vehicles imposed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The showdown pushed some additional cargo traffic to Arizona’s border.
Apr. 14, 2022
car using electric charging station
Phoenix wants to have 280,000 electric vehicles registered in the city by 2030. To reach that goal, the mayor’s ad hoc committee on electric vehicles recently presented its draft plan to the City Council, which included six recommendations and suggested strategies.
Apr. 14, 2022


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