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A Valley Metro light rail train
Valley Metro riders can now buy their tickets online; they just need to download the app.
Feb. 1, 2023
The below-grade Papago Freeway in central Phoenix, built on what used to be Moreland and Culver streets.
A bill that would let Maricopa County voters decide whether to extend a transportation tax for another 20 years has been introduced in the Senate. If approved, the election would take place in November 2024.
Jan. 30, 2023
future interstate 11 between phoenix and las vegas
A judge recently heard oral arguments in a lawsuit over the Federal Highway Administration’s proposal to build a freeway from southern Arizona to Kingman.
Jan. 30, 2023
I-10 eastbound west of Ray Rd.
The federal government denied a grant to widen the Interstate 10 from Casa Grande to Chandler this year. On Monday, the Arizona Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to draw the $360 million it would take to do it from Arizona’s budget.
Jan. 30, 2023
Arizona officials refer to a notoriously congested stretch of desert highway through tribal land as the Wild Horse Pass Corridor, a label that's less about horses than the bustling casino by the same name located just north of where the interstate constricts to four lanes.
Jan. 30, 2023
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix is looking for feedback from residents as part of an ongoing community survey.
Jan. 26, 2023
Phoenix Bus McDowell Route 17 First Transit
Phoenix leaders approved contracts Wednesday worth $230 million to start converting the city’s fleet of buses to low and zero emissions.
Jan. 25, 2023
Sky Harbor
Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is one of the heaviest in the country for gun traffic, as nearly 200 firearms were found in travelers’ carry-on luggage last year.
Jan. 23, 2023
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is partnering with Waymo One to provide a free ride to people who haven’t before used the autonomous vehicle service.
Jan. 20, 2023
7th and Camelback in Phoenix
Preliminary data from a Phoenix traffic study shows a reduction in red light runners at certain intersections where yellow lights were extended.
Jan. 18, 2023
An Amtrak train on the California Zephyr
The idea of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson has captured the attention of Arizonans for a long time. But now, some advocates say the proposal is closer to reality than it has been in years.
Jan. 18, 2023
Interstate 10
Some legislators want to widen a second section of the Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson to create a smoother ride. But Arizona was rejected from getting federal funding.
Jan. 13, 2023
Electric vehicle plug-in
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $42 million plan to make advanced electric vehicle batteries cheaper and more efficient in America. And a Tucson company will take part.
Jan. 11, 2023
Gas pump
Rising demand for gas nationwide has pushed prices up by over 13 cents in the last week. AAA spokesperson Julian Paredes says that a decrease is likely in the near future.
Jan. 5, 2023
The Phoenix City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on leasing vacant property at Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
Jan. 3, 2023
Mexico is extending the timeline for owners of illegally imported foreign cars to bring those vehicles into compliance.
Dec. 29, 2022
Holiday 2022 Southwest Airlines canceled flights at Phoenix airport
Problems at Southwest Airlines continue to plague travelers. The airline canceled more than 60% of flights today Tuesday, including dozens out of Sky Harbor airport.
Dec. 27, 2022
 light rail station
If you’re headed out on Dec. 31 for fireworks and champagne in the Phoenix area, Valley Metro wants you to get home safely. Rides on the bus, light rail or streetcar will be free on New Year’s Eve.
Dec. 27, 2022
Sky Harbor Christmas 2022 Southwest line to rebook flights
It was a warm and sunny Christmas in Phoenix, with temperatures reaching the mid-70s. But winter weather in other parts of the country had a cascading effect that reached Sky Harbor airport.
Dec. 26, 2022
Phoenix Sky Harbor SkyTrain 44th Street station
If you’re catching a flight this holiday season, Eric Everts with Sky Harbor Airport says you’re in luck because flight delays are minimal in Phoenix and the recently opened extension of the Sky Train is making moving between terminals and the rental car center easier than ever.
Dec. 23, 2022

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