Aerial view taken Sept. 15, 2023, of construction on Interstate 17 part of the freeway's improvement project (Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)
The I-17 Improvement Project Has Reached Its One-Year Mark. What’s Been Done So Far?

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s Interstate 17 improvement project has hit its one-year mark since major construction began.

FILE - Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego arrives in a Waymo self-driving vehicle on Dec. 16, 2022, at the Sky Harbor International Airport Sky Train facility in Phoenix. Self-driving car pioneer Waymo announced Thursday, May 4, 2023, that its robotaxis will be able to carry passengers through most of the Phoenix area for the first time. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Waymo Robotaxis Double Service Area in Metro Phoenix

The new boundaries for Waymo taxis will cover 180 square miles in metro Phoenix, double what it was late last year.

A “cross in any direction” sign is displayed at a crosswalk in downtown Phoenix at Taylor and First streets. Photo taken on March 29, 2023. (Izabella Hernandez/Cronkite News)
Diagonal Crossing? Tempe Tests All-Pedestrian Crosswalk

Tempe could bring a permanent all-pedestrian crosswalk—or scramble—to the busy intersection of Mill Avenue and Fifth Street.

Passengers use the DASH bus on Feb. 2, 2023. DASH currently operates weekdays from the Capitol to Fourth Avenue and Washington Street with an expansion planned. (Photo by Gianna Abdallah/Cronkite News)
Phoenix Public Transit Expanding Downtown Area Shuttle Circulator to Connect Riders to More

The Downtown Area Shuttle Circulator (DASH) route is expanding to connect riders with more entertainment, shopping, and housing in downtown Phoenix north to Roosevelt Street.

Associate editor Jessica Swarner riding in a Waymo with a "ghost" driver (Courier Newsroom illustration/Desirée Tapia)
My First Time Riding in a Self-Driving Waymo

It’s official—those funny-looking Waymo cars we’ve seen driving around the Valley for years are now taking the public for rides, without a safety driver sitting up front.

Still from "The Street Project"
Documentary Highlights Traffic Violence in Phoenix

A new documentary called "The Street Project" examines traffic violence in Phoenix.

Emergency crews in Texas respond to a fatal accident in this file photo. New federal data shows that traffic deaths in Arizona fell sharply in the first quarter of 2022, after several years of steady increases, while the nation as a whole saw a record increase in highway fatalities in the quarter. (Photo by Tony Gutierrez/AP/Shutterstock)
Arizona Traffic Fatalities Fell Sharply, as Deaths Nationally Spiked

While the rest of the nation was posting a record increase in traffic fatalities in the first quarter of 2022, highway deaths in Arizona were falling by nearly a third.