GOP, Republicans, freedom, school choice, businesses
Sep 11, 2023

Republicans are protecting the Arizona we love

When you think of Arizona, you can’t help but think of freedom. Freedom to keep the money you earn. Freedom to send your kids to the school you want. Freedom to start a business without layers of red tape. And freedom to work – our licensing reform has become a national model.

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.

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.

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 [...]

Feb 1, 2017

National report card ranks state among worst for highway safety laws

Arizona was rated one of the most dangerous states in the nation for drivers and passengers due to its relative lack of highway safety laws, according to a national report card released Tuesday.

Dec 7, 2016

Arizonans face steep costs to catch up with transportation needs

Financing the state’s freeway needs could mean Arizona motorists will pay higher gasoline taxes, an entirely new sales tax on fuel on top of that and find it’s even more expensive to register their vehicles.

Aug 16, 2016

California man: Arizona trooper traumatized my family

A California man on vacation with his daughter in Arizona says a state trooper was out of line after pulling him over at gunpoint because the license plate on his rental car was reported stolen.

Jul 11, 2016

Drivers on most-traveled roads in Arizona to get new, improved freeways

Drivers will temporarily encounter construction delays but ultimately end with longer, wider freeways and other improvements to some of the most traveled roads in Arizona under a five-year plan from the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Jun 27, 2016

Counties, cities hope HURF restoration will become permanent

For cities and counties, 2016 represented at least a temporary reprieve in the long-running sweep of road maintenance funds they’ve spent years trying to reverse.

Feb 11, 2016

Legislators should act on bill to improve Arizona’s GDL law

On Tuesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard a proposed bill that would improve the safety of roadways by strengthening Arizona’s Graduated Driver License Law (GDL).

Aug 27, 2015

Gas-guzzling that goes nowhere: Traffic hits Arizona commuters’ wallets

Traffic delays in Tucson and Phoenix last year cost the average commuter more than $1,000 in extra fuel and lost time, among other costs, according to a new report on rush-hour congestion on the nation’s highways.

Jul 8, 2015

Agency: Cameras along freeways are for checking big rigs

The Arizona Department of Transportation says cameras being mounted on poles at several locations along rural freeways are to monitor commercial trucks' compliance with regulations and weight restrictions, not to catch speeders.