Transportation


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.

Jacque Smith rides the Tempe streetcar down Apache Boulevard in Tempe on July 8, 2022. (Photo by Troy Hill/Cronkite News)
Tempe Streetcar Opens as Valley Metro Expands Light Rail West and South

The Tempe streetcar is the latest of several expansions to the Valley Metro transit network meant to add options for people without a personal vehicle.

hands holding a drone
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.

young man sits in front of a computer and a bike
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.

semi truck on Interstate 10 in desert area
$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.