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The Senate’s backing of SB1061 comes less than two weeks after Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers, of Flagstaff, filed a restraining order against Arizona Capitol Times reporter Camryn Sanchez after the journalist showed up at two of Rogers’ residences in the Valley.

A bill that would allow public officials to hide their addresses from constituents is on its way to the desk of Gov. Katie Hobbs after garnering bipartisan support in both the Arizona state House and Senate. Read more»

The buckled bridge and support column at a bridge near Willcox damaged by a crash early Wednesday morning.

Drivers heading west on Interstate 10 will need to take a significant detour after a bridge east of Willcox was damaged by a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer on Tuesday night. Read more»

The Arizona Department of Transportation will address severe roadway deterioration on parts of interstates 40, 17 and 10; U.S. Route 60; and state routes 260 and 77.

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. Read more»

David Robinson, Tucson Audubon Society’s director of conservation advocacy and interim executive director, in front of the organization’s mural, 'Desert Dreaming' by Jason Milici.

A plan to extend Interstate 11 has been in the works for the past decade - but while some see economic benefits to expanding the north-south highway, the proposed corridor has drawn the attention of conservation groups and the Tohono O’odham community. Read more»

More electric-vehicle charging ports will be installed along interstate highways in Arizona as early as 2024. ChargePoint already has some charging stations, similar to this one in downtown Phoenix, along several interstates. Each station will have four or more fast chargers capable of charging most vehicles in about 30 minutes.

Electric vehicle drivers across Arizona can expect more chargers on interstate highways in the next few years thanks to $76.5 million in funding via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was signed into law in November 2021. Read more»

The date when travelers will start to need Travel or Real IDs to get through airport security was extended for the third time on Monday, giving people until 2025 to apply for the documents, which will be required for all domestic air travel. Read more»

The bipartisan infrastructure law passed by Congress last year included $7.5 billion to build out a nationwide network of more than half a million vehicle charging stations.

Between 2015 and 2021, public charging stations for plug-in electric cars more than tripled - and with the federal government sending billions in funding for charging infrastructure, it will be up to state and local governments to help make ubiquitous electric vehicle charging a reality. Read more»

Arizona had the seventh-highest number of electric vehicles in the nation in 2020, but charging stations remain scarce. Grand Canyon National Park is among the spots in the state accessible by electric vehicle.

With more electric vehicles humming down highways, states can take advantage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which gives $5 billion nationally for public charging stations as part of the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program. Read more»

The current 'alternative fuel corridors' selected for the chargers (above) are interstates, however officials expect to expand the charging stations to additional roadways.

The state of Arizona unveiled plans for the first stages of its electric vehicle infrastructure plan, which is set to bring roughly 30 charging stations to the state’s interstates in the coming years. Read more»

A Waymo self-driving car at the Computer History Museum in California.

A recently released report by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration revealed that since new mandatory reporting requirements began, Arizona has reported 12 crashes involving self-driving cars since July of last year. Read more»

Trucks on the remaining 20 miles of two-lane interstate corridor between Tucson and Phoenix will have to move over and stay there, as ADOT installs "Trucks Right Lane Only" signs between Casa Grande and Loop 202 this week. Read more»

An Arizona Department of Transportation worker demonstrates the use of a drone to inspect infrastructure on Feb. 24, 2022, in Tempe. In 2018, ADOT used a federal grant to purchase eight drones for road and freeway inspections in the state.

Bipartisan legislation would bring about $200 million to Arizona to use drones to inspect roads, bridges and other infrastructure – half for state, local and tribal governments to purchase drones and the other half to train pilots to fly them. Read more»

Being a pedestrian or cyclist in Tucson is deadly, and it has taken away too many lives. Read more»

An ADOT crew puts up a sign on US 93 in 2014.

Building I-11 through Avra Valley would mean more costly suburban sprawl far away from where existing jobs and services are, along with environmental disruption, disturbing a wildlife corridor and the rural lifestyle of residents, and potential contamination of Tucson's water supply. Read more»

Arizona is the first state to allow driver’s licenses to be placed in Apple’s digital wallet, but digital rights activists are concerned about what it could mean for the future of privacy. Read more»

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