Transportation


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More Funds Sought for Drone Inspections of Transportation Infrastructure

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Greg Stanton would bring more money to Arizona to use drones to inspect roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.

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NAU’s Smart Bike Technology Can Detect Damaged Pathways

A team of Northern Arizona University engineering students and professors has created a sensor that connects to a bicycle to detect dips and jolts in pathways.

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$990 Million in Federal, State, County Funding Going Toward I-10 Expansion

A mix of federal, state, and county money will fund a third lane in each direction to a 26-mile section of I-10.

Sedona shuttle
As Tourism Rises, Sedona’s Free Shuttles Ease Parking Problems

The city of Sedona offers free shuttles to certain trailheads to ease congestion and parking difficulties.

When the highway is closed, Interstate 17 and State Route 179 (pictured above) provide an alternate but significantly longer route between Sedona and Flagstaff.
Traffic Jams Expected During Arizona Scenic Canyon Road Work

The work is expected to clog traffic along the two-lane route through Oak Creek Canyon between Sedona and Flagstaff. Construction will begin this spring and run into 2023.

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Electric Jolt: Arizona to Get Millions to Develop EV-Charging Network

Arizona had 28,770 registered electric vehicles by the end of 2020, the seventh-most among states.

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One Potential Solution for Curbing Heat in Phoenix? Sunblock for Streets.

The city of Phoenix has been studying the efficacy of reflective sealant meant to reduce the absorption of heat in the urban climate.