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a person pumping gas
Gas prices continue to fall in the state and around the country. Arizona is averaging at about $4.37 per gallon.
Aug. 5, 2022
United Airlines plane
United Airlines is counting on the West Valley to help grow its pilots. The airline expects to graduate 240 students this year at its training campus at Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
Aug. 4, 2022
New bridge on 48th Street and Broadway Road
They say the easiest stories to cover are those in your own backyard. And in KJZZ's Tempe studio backyard lies one of the most famous and busiest traffic interchanges in the state, which just happens to be undergoing a major makeover.
More Arizona transportation news
Aug. 3, 2022
Charge Point electric vehicle charging station Flagstaff
The latest electric vehicles will be on display at Tempe’s Center for the Arts this Friday as the city tries to increase EV awareness, interest and use.
Jul. 27, 2022
A ramp closed for construction on Loop 101
The Maricopa Association of Governments, known as MAG, is meeting Wednesday to address a potential funding deficit for transportation projects. That’s because earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have given Maricopa County voters the chance to extend a half-penny transportation tax that expires in 2025.
Jul. 24, 2022
a person pumping gas
Average prices at the pump in the state are continuing to fall more than a dime per gallon of gas over the last week.
Jul. 22, 2022
Maya train construction
The Mexican government has restarted construction on a contested railroad project that had run into legal hurdles. Known as the Maya train, the railway has now been designated as a national security matter in order to continue work on the project.
Jul. 20, 2022
Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation license plate
Arizona drivers have four new specialty license plate options to choose from. Most of the revenue from those plates will go to different charitable causes.
Jul. 19, 2022
Chandler Flex on-demand ride service minivan
An on-demand ride service called Chandler Flex is launching in the city July 12. It’s an on-demand ride service that’s running mostly in the southwestern part of the city.
Jul. 12, 2022
South Mountain Freeway
Gov. Ducey has vetoed a bill that would have given Maricopa County voters the opportunity to extend its transportation tax, which ends in 2025.
Jul. 7, 2022
traveler with a suitcase
California is restricting state-funded travel to Arizona after Gov. Doug Ducey signed what he called “common sense” legislation. But in a news release California Attorney General Rob Bonta called it discriminatory.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 7, 2022
A sign for Sunset Point north of Phoenix.
State transportation officials are planning a near total shutdown of a popular rest area on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. Sunset Point will only be open for commercial trucks during a monthslong renovation that starts July 11.
Jul. 6, 2022
Airplane
The summer travel season has been a bit of a bumpy ride so far, especially for air travelers.
Jul. 6, 2022
drawing of buildings to be built
Work is underway on a large industrial park in southeast Mesa called Gateway Grand. Greystar Development recently broke ground on the 150-acre site, south of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and next to a planned extension by Union Pacific Railroad.
Jul. 4, 2022
light rail
Valley Metro announced this week that all downtown Phoenix light rail stops are reopening Saturday, after some had been closed for more than two months due to construction.
Jul. 1, 2022
a person pumping gas
If crude oil prices continue to fall, experts say gas prices are expected to follow. And AAA Arizona spokesperson Aldo Vazquez said gas prices are already starting to decline.
Jun. 30, 2022
car accident
Traffic fatalities surged from 2019 to 2021, both nationally and in Arizona, despite COVID-related disruptions to travel, according to a report by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit.
Jun. 29, 2022
close up of street pavement
Phoenix is on track to have a record number of traffic fatalities this year. Between January and May, 112 people died on Phoenix streets based on early data. If the trend continues, it will surpass 2021, which had the highest number of deaths recorded at 231.
More Arizona transportation news
Jun. 28, 2022
Tempe Town Lake
Tempe residents are being asked to help set future priorities for the city through an online survey open through July 1.
Jun. 28, 2022
car using electric charging station
The Phoenix City Council approved a roadmap to get 280,000 electrical vehicles on city streets by 2030.
Jun. 24, 2022

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