Transportation

semi trucks along interstate 19
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be reducing traffic on parts of the I-10 in Buckeye as it works to expand the highway from two lanes to three.
Jan. 3, 2022
snowy roads in Flagstaff
While the Phoenix area is expecting rainfall in the coming days, northern Arizona residents should expect some snowfall, which means the Arizona Department of Transportation is warning drivers of dangerous conditions.
Dec. 25, 2021
Crash
Traffic has been lower due to the pandemic, but deaths on highways continue to rise yearly. According to Office of Highway Safety Director Alberto Gutier, there have been more than 1,070 deaths this year alone.
Dec. 23, 2021
Nikola electric truck
Electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola has agreed to a $125 million settlement over charges that it defrauded investors after misleading them about its products, technical advances, and financial prospects.
Dec. 22, 2021
close up of street pavement
Phoenix could change a key development ordinance to align more closely with state statutes. The goal is to allow more flexibility and opportunity for the city to recoup expenses.
Dec. 21, 2021
The Tucson City Council has approved a 20-year spending plan to fix and improve the city’s roadways.
Dec. 21, 2021
A ramp closed for construction on Loop 101
The Arizona Department of Transportation is upholding a longstanding tradition of no full highway closures during the week of Christmas. ADOT spokesperson Doug Nintzel says the department wants to help people get to their holiday destinations.
Dec. 19, 2021
Lindsay Road Interchange Project
A new interchange on the Loop 202 in Gilbert was expected to be completed next spring. But supply chain issues are making it difficult for the contractor to get one specific product needed to complete the project.
Dec. 18, 2021
A Valley Metro bus in Phoenix
Schools across Arizona and around the country are trying to figure out better ways to get students to school.
Dec. 15, 2021
Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor International Airport has released its October passenger statistics and it is finally nearing pre-pandemic travel numbers.
Dec. 14, 2021
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

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