While the likelihood of legislative action on Proposition 400 falls out of the realm of possibility, lawmakers, mayors and government organizations continue to face disagreement on the future of the Valley Metro light rail system.
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.
Seeded with funds from Arizona’s new transportation modernization grants, some public schools and nonprofits plan to try carpool apps, vans, electric buses or paid parent drivers to help students get to and from school, in lieu of or in addition to traditional yellow school buses.
In today’s developing field of driverless vehicles, Scott Smith, who as CEO oversees the massive mass transportation system operated by Valley Metro, is excited about the prospect of utilizing autonomous technology.
David Martin’s June 8 guest opinion article, “Transportation funding is neither Democrat nor Republican — it’s American,” which supports 2004’s Proposition 400 imposition of a 20-year, half-cent sales tax in Maricopa County to fund regional transit projects, is misguided.
Buses in Phoenix are back on a full schedule for the first time since drivers walked out in a labor dispute last week.
More than 600 striking Phoenix bus drivers are voting on a new contract Thursday and could be back behind the wheel by the end of the week.
The president of the union representing striking Phoenix bus drivers says major progress has been made in negotiations with their employer. Union president Bob Bean told The Associated Press that he is hoping a final deal can be reached Wednesday to end the strike that began Saturday.
Bus riders in Phoenix were forced to wait for hours Saturday because of a driver's strike that caused nearly 80 percent of the scheduled routes to be cancelled.