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A Cruise driverless taxi operating in San Francisco
General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicles are starting to test their technology on Valley roadways. The Show talks autonomous vehicles with Andrew Hawkins, transportation editor at The Verge.
May. 20, 2024
Northbound I-17 will be closed between Loop 303 and State Route 74 from late Friday night to early Monday morning. ADOT encourages drivers to use the frontage road, which offers two travel lanes.
May. 17, 2024
downtown phoenix light rail
Phoenix City Councilwoman Laura Pastor is upset over her colleagues’ moves to name a new downtown transit center after a former mayor and current congressman.
May. 16, 2024
19th Avenue light rail line
Five years after rejecting a plan to extend light rail into west Phoenix, the city is changing direction.
May. 15, 2024
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Park Service officials typically close the North Rim toward the end of November. Last year, it didn’t reopen until early June after winter storms damaged a long stretch of water line.
May. 15, 2024
Exterior of Chandler city hall at night
The Chandler City Council has extended its contract for a city-operated ride share service. Chandler Flex is an on-demand, shared transportation service, where a minivan picks up passengers and takes them where they want to go.
May. 14, 2024
Waymo vehicle
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted documents detailing the probe on its website early Tuesday after getting 22 reports of Waymo vehicles either crashing or doing something that may have violated traffic laws.
May. 14, 2024
A Cruise driverless taxi operating in San Francisco
Testing will start in Phoenix and gradually expand to Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Paradise Valley, the company said. The vehicles will operate in autonomous mode, but the human drivers will be ready to take over if needed.
May. 13, 2024
Pipeline maintenance has allowed Arizona to delay when it will switch to the more expensive summer blend gas by two weeks. That blend will start in mid-June.
May. 10, 2024
Valley Metro is planning to extend the light rail west from downtown Phoenix toward the state Capitol and the transit service is seeking public input on the project.
May. 9, 2024
I-17 at Sunset Point
The Arizona Department of Transportation has finished blasting operations as part of its widening of I-17 north of Phoenix. The project spans a 23-mile stretch from Anthem Way to Sunset Point.
May. 8, 2024
An aged-looking photo with a kind of sepia tone. A man wearing a white polo and hard hat is looking up from the paper in his hands, at the camera.
With the one-year anniversary of his death approaching at the end of the month, community members and lawmakers from the city, state and federal level gathered Tuesday to honor Dean Lindsey.
May. 8, 2024
A Tonto National Forest sign sits under the sun on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 near Superior, Arizona.
Gila County officials announced Wednesday that the bridge, built using a $21 million federal grant, is more than 94% complete and should have two-way traffic crossing by the end of May.
May. 8, 2024
A view of some seats and screens at Sky Harbor Airport in Terminal 4. Some people can be seen sitting or walking around.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport plans to build a new terminal on the airport’s west side, close to where former Terminals 1 and 2 were located before being demolished.
May. 7, 2024
Yellow school buses
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined school officials and community members this (Tuesday) morning to celebrate the arrival of 47 new clean school buses that will serve students in the Phoenix area.
May. 7, 2024
Light rail train southbound on 19th Avenue
Valley Metro is scheduled to launch a new fare system this summer, but there is no specific date.
May. 6, 2024
Woman's hands on steering wheel
To recognize Arizona Heat Awareness Week, the state Department of Transportation is emphasizing the importance of making sure your vehicle is summer-ready.
May. 6, 2024
Light rail heading south on 19th Avenue
Tempe’s annual tradition of issuing free youth transit passes is underway. Current passes will expire a month earlier this year — on May 31 — because Valley Metro is updating its fare box technology. New passes will be valid starting June 1 and run through June 2025.
Apr. 30, 2024
Train derailment near Lupton, Arizona
Crews plan to extinguish a fire on Saturday night from a freight train derailment near the Arizona-New Mexico state line that forced the closure of a stretch of Interstate 40.
Apr. 27, 2024
Semi trucks backed up on a freeway
A freight train carrying fuel derailed and caught fire Friday near the Arizona-New Mexico state line, forcing the closure of interstate highway that serves as a key trucking route.
Apr. 26, 2024

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