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A gas pump
Gas prices have soared in 2021, and for Arizona commuters, they are expected to remain high through the summer. AAA spokesman Aldo Vazquez says those high prices could be tied to concerns about increasing COVID-19 cases.
Aug. 6, 2021
man using backhoe
A trade group representing contractors launched a new initiative Tuesday to push for more environmentally friendly construction.
Aug. 3, 2021
Light rail construction downtown Phoenix
In the Phoenix area, Proposition 400 — approved by voters in 2004 — led to advances in freeways and public transit. But as its expiration date approaches in the next few years, planners are trying to figure out what could be next — what the area needs and what is actually doable.
Aug. 3, 2021
Broadway curve
Closures of Interstate 10 in connection with a major project between Chandler and Phoenix have started. Transportation officials plan to hold a public meeting this week so people can learn more about the construction work.
Aug. 1, 2021
A Canadian-based company will locate its U.S. headquarters in Mesa. The move adds to the region’s growing reputation as an electric vehicle hub.
Jul. 31, 2021
sign says LIFE IS A HIGHWAY  I WANNA RIDE IT  WITH A SEATBELT ON
If you’re traveling on Arizona freeways Saturday, you may notice some new signs. Arizona’s Department of Transportation just posted the winning messages in its annual safety contest.
Jul. 30, 2021
Pete Buttigieg
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix earlier this month to talk about infrastructure needs here. The Show spoke with him to learn what he sees as the biggest needs for the Phoenix metro area.
Jul. 28, 2021
Amtrak Passengers
Corporate leaders of Amtrak, Arizona business representatives and politicians participated in a roundtable discussion Tuesday to promote support for developing passenger rail service in the state.
Jul. 27, 2021
Those funny freeway messages may not only be more interesting, but also more effective, according to a study conducted by Virginia Tech. Arizona Department of Transportation's Doug Nick says the key to delivering a good message is relevancy.
Jul. 22, 2021
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
June was a record month for passenger traffic at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The airport saw 151,219 travelers last month. That’s nearly 64,000 more than June 2020.
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Jul. 22, 2021
Halo partially driverless electric car
Ride-share users in Las Vegas have a new option to get around — and the company behind it is hoping the service will get riders more used to cars on the road with no one in the driver's seat.
Jul. 22, 2021
The below-grade Papago Freeway in central Phoenix, built on what used to be Moreland and Culver streets.
A major project from the Arizona Department Of Transportation is scheduled to begin ramping up soon. The purpose for widening of the I-10 is to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow as the Valley continues to experience rapid population growth.
Jul. 17, 2021
White House
The mayor of Phoenix was among a group of top state and city officials who talked infrastructure with President Biden on Wednesday at the White House.
Jul. 14, 2021
A Valley Metro bus in Phoenix
Democrats in the U.S. Senate reached an agreement July 13 on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes a number of items that didn’t make the cut in a more traditional infrastructure framework.
Jul. 14, 2021
ADOT crews clean up State Route 188 during monsoon season in 2020.
Arizona experiences both monsoon season and wildfire season at the same time, and flooding caused by fire damage can leave highways in dangerous conditions. Those areas are more susceptible to flooding during monsoon season, which can leave highways covered with mud and other hazardous debris.
Jul. 9, 2021
A Valley Metro light rail train
If you’re standing at a Valley Metro stop wondering when your bus or light rail train is going to arrive, there’s a new app to help you plan your trip.
Jul. 8, 2021
waymo car
Waymo has been a presence in the Valley for more than five years, with their vehicles most commonly seen around Chandler, Gilbert and Tempe. And Waymo’s latest step could impact the Valley — along with extending it into other communities.
Jul. 8, 2021
A gas pump
With the Fourth of July weekend coming up, many people will be hitting the road for travel. The prospect of a holiday spent with friends and family is always exciting. But what won’t be as exciting are the higher gas prices travelers will face out on the road.
Jul. 1, 2021
sign says masks are federally mandated
Airports around Arizona are getting another round of federal funding to help recover from the effects of COVID-19. The latest money comes from the American Rescue Plan, signed into law earlier this year.
Jun. 30, 2021
Tempe Streetcar
As Tempe Streetcar testing begins Monday, residents should expect to see the vehicles out on the tracks in the coming days and weeks. While the streetcar isn’t allowing passengers yet, Valley Metro is working to incorporate the vehicles into Tempe traffic.
Jun. 27, 2021

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