Motor Vehicle Division, driver license, Cook, auditor general
Aug 29, 2023

Report: Nearly 20% of audited third-party MVD transactions conducted with error 

A recent report from Arizona’s watchdog agency over governmental agencies found nearly 20% of reviewed third-party Motor Vehicle Division transactions lacked documentation confirming individuals or entities were qualified to obtain MVD forms.  

ADOT, crash, I-10
May 3, 2023

Crash closes section of freeway from Arizona to New Mexico

A fiery semi-tractor trailer crash early Wednesday damaged an overpass pillar in southeastern Arizona and closed a section of Interstate 10 from Willcox to the New Mexico state line, authorities said.

potholes, ADOT, freeways, Hobbs
Apr 27, 2023

Arizona plans to sink more than $85 million into potholes, other repairs

After a tough winter for roadways, the Arizona Department of Transportation has pledged more than $85 million to patch potholes and to resurface, repair and improve highways in the state.

I-10, Hobbs, ADOT, Hoffman, Petersen, Burch, Senate
Feb 20, 2023

Senate panel recommends approving Hobbs’ ADOT head pick after grilling

A Senate panel agreed Monday to recommend confirmation of Katie Hobbs' pick to head the Department of Transportation -- but not before the chairman grilled her on her personal beliefs and at one point suggested she was not being truthful.

Carter, House, freeways, roads, Cook, Martinez, Townsend, Ducey, Covid
Feb 18, 2023

House committee advances bill to limit messages on freeways, major roads

On a 7-4 vote Friday the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a measure which limits the messages on freeways and other major roads in the state to those "directly related to transportation or highway public safety.''

Super Bowl LVII, Glendale, traffic, ADOT, DPS
Feb 3, 2023

ADOT, Glendale urge drivers to allow more time ahead of Super Bowl

Super Bowl and Phoenix Open fans are flooding into the Valley, bringing inevitable traffic jams. State and local officials are urging drivers to allow extra travel time and note a few high-traffic and lane-closure areas for the next two weeks, transportation officials said.

ADOT, fake ID, Motor Vehicle Division, Thales
Jan 6, 2023

Arizona to upgrade ID cards, driver’s licenses

Arizona will be upgrading its identification cards and driver’s licenses in March with improved security features and a redesigned appearance. 

electric vehicles, ADOT, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EV fast chargers, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan, interstates, I-10, I-40, I-17, I-8, I-19, Phoenix Electric Auto Association, U.S. Department of Transportation, Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, bridges, roads, mass transit, sustainability
Dec 27, 2022

It’s electric: ADOT planning a statewide network of EV chargers along interstates

Electric vehicle drivers across Arizona can expect more chargers on interstate highways in the next few years, which means longer road trips.

Electric vehicles, ADOT, National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Plan, PIRG, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Aug 26, 2022

AZ may receive $76.5M for EV charging access

Arizona is on track to receive $76.5 million from the federal government to improve accessibility to electric vehicle charging stations. This is thanks to the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Plan.  

Detectives in the Arizona Department of Transportation review driver's license photos using facial recognition software to help catch fraud. (Photo by ADOT)
Jul 8, 2019

ADOT use of facial recognition strictly limited, official says

Arizona transportation officials say they're not sharing your driver's license photo with federal agencies, a practice that apparently is occurring in other states.

Jan 30, 2019

Proposed gas tax tax hike faces stern opposition

Saying Arizona roads are crumbling due to neglect, a Prescott lawmaker is pushing a plan to eventually more than double the state's 18-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax.

Jan 11, 2019

Lawmaker to snowbirds: Pay fee to show love for Arizona

On one hand, Rep. Jay Lawrence wants to take away the Department of Transportation’s authority to set a fee charged when Arizonans renew their vehicle registration.