Arizona Department of Transportation

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.  

Uber, guilty plea, autonomous vehicle, Tempe
Jul 28, 2023

Backup driver in 1st death by fully autonomous car pleads guilty to endangerment

The backup Uber driver for a self-driving vehicle that killed a pedestrian the Valley in 2018 pleaded guilty Friday to endangerment in the first fatal collision involving a fully autonomous car.

OHVs, off highway vehicles, Bliss, Nguyen, Bennett, Kerr
Jul 18, 2023

Legislature to consider off-highway vehicle issues and regulation

The state Legislature is turning its attention to what many ranchers and law enforcement officials say is a growing problem in the state – the use of off-road vehicles destroying private and public land.

Navajo, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, House Natural Resources
Jun 8, 2023

Landless San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe could finally get its own homeland

It’s long past time for Congress to ratify the treaty so that San Juan Southern Paiute tribal members are no longer treated like strangers in their ancestral homeland, tribal President Johnny Lehi Jr. testified on June 7.

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.

snow, Arizona, wind, freeways, National Weather Service
Feb 23, 2023

Winter storms ravage US from California to northern plains

Dangerous winter weather trapped drivers on icy roads, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and grounded multiple flights from California through the northern Plains on Thursday.

marijuana, cannabis, Kavanagh, Ducey, Fann, Bowers, DUI, marijuana, driving, Driving Under the Influence Data Collection Study Committee, Department of Public Safety Director Col. Heston Silbert,Arizona Marijuana Industry Trade Association, THC, Smart and Safe Arizona Act, Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory,
Dec 9, 2022

Lawmakers seek data on pot-related DUI

Arizona lawmakers are seeking to better understand drug-related DUI cases for future legislation that appropriately addresses marijuana and other drugs. The Legislature created the Driving Under the Influence Data Collection Study Committee, which met twice, once in October and once earlier this week.

transportation, I-10, I-11, judge, Nogales, Wickenburg, Federal Highway Administration, Center for Biological Diversity, the Friends of Ironwood Forest, Audubon Society
Sep 21, 2022

Officials ask judge to toss lawsuit aimed at stopping Interstate 11 project

Federal and state officials are asking a judge to toss a lawsuit seeking to stop development of the proposed 280-mile Interstate 11 project from Nogales to Wickenburg.

electric vehicles, ADOT, EV chargers, Arizona, sustainability, interstates, I-10, I-8, I-40, U.S. Department of Transportation
Sep 16, 2022

Arizona electric vehicle infrastructure plan gets federal approval

The Federal Highway Administration announced Wednesday that 35 states, including Arizona, had their infrastructure plans for electric vehicles approved, which allows for construction of charging stations along highways across the state. 

Sep 1, 2020

Governor adds time to renew driver’s licenses

Arizonans whose licenses are set to expire will be on the road for another year without having to get a new license — or, for seniors, the eye test that goes with it. And it’s all because of COVID-19. Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday extended an earlier executive order that eliminates the need for Arizonans […]

Feb 20, 2020

Now is the time to address the urban-rural divide in road maintenance

As Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, I have introduced legislation co-sponsored by House Speaker Rusty Bowers and Senate President Karen Fann to remedy this problem. My proposal will set the rate per gallon for gas and propane motor vehicle fuel at 24 cents and increase it to 30 cents in 2021 and 36 cents in 2022. Electric and hybrid vehicles would be subject to a corresponding road [...]

Dec 18, 2019

Ducey announces completion of freeway that connects east, west valleys

Gov. Doug Ducey announced the completion of the controversial 202 South Mountain Freeway decades in the making, but he couldn’t say when it will open.