U.S. Department of Transportation

I-10, Hobbs, ADOT, Hoffman, Petersen, Burch, Senate
Jan 30, 2023

Should federal grants favor highway repair over expansion?

Arizona officials refer to a notoriously congested stretch of desert highway through tribal land as the Wild Horse Pass Corridor, a label that's less about horses than the bustling casino by the same name located just north of where the interstate constricts to four lanes.

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.

Flagstaff, infrastructure, U.S. Department of Transportation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, Downtown Mile Safety and Connectivity Improvement Project, Biden, O’Halleran, Horstman, La Plaza Vieja, roads, Buttigieg, Arizona, inflation
Sep 19, 2022

Flagstaff gets $32.5 million in latest release of federal infrastructure act funds

Federal officials announced the release of $32.5 million for pedestrian improvements along Flagstaff’s Downtown Mile, the largest portion of what one official said will be the biggest transit investment in the city in years, and the only Arizona project to win this type of funding in this round.

DPS, traffic deaths, highways, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Montana, Rhode Island,
Aug 29, 2022

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, according to a recent report.

Arizona jobless rate for September at 8.2 percent
Aug 11, 2022

Here’s how businesses can win fed funds 

New details have emerged regarding how small businesses might be able to win some of the federal dollars flowing to the state of Arizona as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  

Aug 5, 2022

New details emerge about how businesses can win fed infrastructure funds

New details have emerged regarding how small businesses might be able to win some of the federal dollars flowing to the State of Arizona as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  

Jan 8, 2020

Ducey seeks federal money for bridge where 3 kids drowned

Gov. Doug Ducey is asking for federal money from President Trump's infrastructure grant program to build a bridge over Tonto Creek in Gila County where three children died last year in flooding.

Feb 26, 2019

Wrong-way driving can be stopped

Wrong-way drivers present an obvious danger to all motorists on our highways. While cities and states should work to improve signs and barriers and utilize ITS-based solutions to reduce or eliminate wrong-way accidents, public awareness along with social responsibility could be an effective way.

Jul 28, 2015

Businesses hope I-10 closure is road-funding ‘wakeup call’ to Congress

Arizona Trucking Association President Tony Bradley says one good thing may have come out of the closure of a section of Interstate 10 this week – it could point up the need to fix the nation’s infrastructure.

Mar 9, 2010

DOT levies $40,000 penalty against US Airways

MINNEAPOLIS - The Transportation Department ordered US Airways on March 8 to pay a $40,000 civil penalty for briefly showing air fares without taxes on its Web site.

Sep 28, 2009

Farley to serve as expert panelist at D.C. distracted driving summit

House Democratic Policy Leader Steve Farley, of Tucson, will serve as a panel expert during a Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1. The U.S. Department of Transportation sponsors the two-day summit, and invited Farley to participate as one of 200 safety experts, researchers, elected officials and members of the public who will share experiences and develop ways to reduce dis[...]

Jul 14, 2009

Kyl criticizes Obama for stimulus letters to Brewer

Sen. Jon Kyl rebuked the White House for what he views as threats and political attacks after several federal department heads responded to criticism of the stimulus plan by asking Gov. Jan Brewer if she would be willing to give some of the money back.