Transportation

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
Gas was nearly $5 a gallon
Gas prices in the U.S. are at near-record highs right now. And Arizona’s prices have been even higher than the national average. But just south of the border, gas prices remain low. So we are starting to see Americans head south of the border to fill up their tanks.
Apr. 14, 2022
Ford Mustang Mach-E4X electric SUV
Gas prices in Arizona are nearly 50 cents higher than the national average, according to AAA. That, along with an increase in marketing has led to more consumer demand for electric vehicles.
Apr. 12, 2022
a person pumping gas
As gas prices increase, so do complaints about the accuracy of gas pumps. Arizona’s Department of Agriculture’s has a Weights and Measures Services Division that fields these complaints.
Apr. 10, 2022
Gas was nearly $5 a gallon
High gas prices are contributing to an uptick of complaints by consumers about whether pumps are accurately calculating the cost per gallon.
Apr. 10, 2022
Arizona MVD sign
The Arizona Department of Transportation is warning residents to avoid fake sites where they may be scammed.
Apr. 9, 2022
cars in traffic
The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says incidents of road rage increased between 2020 and 2021. Office Director Alberto Gutier says one of the factors was more cars on the road after pandemic lockdowns were lifted.
Apr. 8, 2022
parked cars
A Phoenix man has been charged with fraud and theft after allegedly scheming used car dealerships and a private victim.
Apr. 5, 2022
American Airlines plane on tarmac
Late Tuesday afternoon, Flight 194 marked American Airlines’ first direct flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to London Heathrow Airport in more than two years.
Apr. 5, 2022
canada flag
Starting April 1, 2022, the Canadian government no longer required fully-vaccinated travelers to be COVID-tested before re-entering the country.
Apr. 5, 2022
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Just days after being ended, gas subsidies in northern Mexico were reinstated, but they were not reinstated in Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito in Baja California.
Apr. 5, 2022
light rail
Valley Metro announced that the light rail will be seeing adjustments in its service as construction in downtown Phoenix begins April 16. Construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub Project will reduce traffic and adjust service times.
Apr. 5, 2022
Navajo Nation land
Navajo tribal government officials say they’re trying to speed up road construction on the Navajo Nation by eliminating some red tape.
Apr. 1, 2022
Viola and Muhammad using Elaine's services
Many individuals in the homeless population face challenges that go beyond finding available housing units. For some, it’s obtaining a government ID. For others, it’s transportation to a doctor’s appointment or the grocery store.
Listen to the UnAffordable and UnSheltered podcast
Mar. 30, 2022

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