Transportation


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Tribal Officials Outline Infrastructure Gap ‘Big as the Grand Canyon’

“It’s time for America to support the Navajo Nation and all Indigenous communities and invest in utility infrastructure.” Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a House hearing Wednesday on infrastructure needs on tribal land....

Interstate 10 between Eloy and Picacho Peak, in Tucson, Ariz.
Biden Cites Infrastructure Needs in Arizona To Push Plan

Arizona has 132 bridges and more than 3,100 miles of highway that are in poor condition. The White House began its pitch Monday for President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal by spelling out constructions needs in all 50 states, including Arizona which got a grade of C on a recent infrastructure report card. Biden...

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Tempe’s First New Streetcar Has Arrived—Take a Look

The streetcar will travel three miles with 14 stops along the southwest edges of ASU’s Tempe campus.  Tempe’s gearing up to release a new fleet of streetcars—but this new addition to the city’s transit system resembles the light rail more than old-fashioned trolleys. Valley Metro on Monday unveiled the first streetcar vehicle to arrive from...

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Uber Unveils 911 Texting Feature to Protect Passengers

Drivers and passengers in distress can now send their precise GPS coordinates to first responders through the rideshare company's app.

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ADOT & Sky Harbor Teaming Up on AZ Travel ID Law Awareness

Starting this holiday season, Arizona Department of Transportation employees will be at the airport to raise awareness about the AZ Travel ID law.

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City Council Votes to Levy Fees on Ridesharing Services From Sky Harbor

More Americans are flying than ever before, and they’re increasingly relying on ridesharing companies to get them to and from airports, creating nightmare traffic scenarios at terminals around the country.  Responding to the crush of vehicles, airports and cities have started making changes. Los Angeles International Airport recently announced that it was banning ridesharing companies...

Bird And Lime Temporarily Remove Their Scooters From Phoenix

Less than a week after Phoenix’s e-scooter pilot program launched, Lime and Bird have temporarily removed their e-scooters from the city after city officials warned them over their noncompliance with a parking rule. The companies removed their scooters on Thursday night, after the Phoenix New Times uncovered that neither company was requiring riders to park...