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A $23 million federal grant will help Tucson International Airport with major renovations, with the runway safety project receiving the largest amount from the first round of a $3.2 billion national program. Read more»

Arizona had the seventh-highest number of electric vehicles in the nation in 2020, but advocates say a hurdle to increased ownership – in Arizona and the rest of the U.S. – is a shortage of charging stations. A new federal program would create 500,000 stations nationwide.

Arizona stands to get up to $76.5 million over the next five years to develop electric vehicle charging stations along interstate corridors, in hopes of increasing EV ownership by reducing range anxiety for drivers. Read more»

The federal government is boosting funding for states to improve their highway safety programs.

The federal government has announced that it is giving nearly $260 million in grants to states to beef up their highway safety - funding which will comes from the recently enacted bipartisan infrastructure law and be used to support a broad range of traffic safety priorities. Read more»

A new runway at Tucson International Airport will be partly paid for with $31 million from the recent federal infrastructure package, along with other safety improvement. Read more»

Demonstrators gather outside of the Phoenix offices of Sen. Mark Kelly to urge him to support the Save Oak Flat Act, which would protect the sacred site from being destroyed by a copper mine.

Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and students from Brophy and Xavier high schools protested outside Sen. Mark Kelly’s office Thursday, urging the Arizona Democrat to support legislation protecting a sacred site threatened by a proposed copper mine near Superior. Read more»

The Port of Los Angeles, one of the United States’ busiest gateways for international trade and commerce.

To prevent shipping logjams that have recently stymied the country’s supply chain, the Biden administration and California officials said Thursday that billions in infrastructure improvements are being fast-tracked for the state’s largest ports. Read more»

Hundreds attend the Rock ‘n’ Roll Classic Car Show at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, touted as the longest-running weekly car show in the United States, on Oct. 23, 2021.

Valley drivers love their cars, and more than anywhere else in the country, they put their money where their hearts are; in fact, it costs more to get around in Phoenix – a city that was designed for cars – than in any other U.S. metro, statistics show. Read more»

Oak Flat in 2020.

Congress now has a historic opportunity to protect American Indian cultural and religious resources and prevent destructive economic development by enacting the Save Oak Flat Act, which is currently included in the House version of the pending budget reconciliation legislation. Read more»

It’s been difficult for some residents to get in-person appointments with the state’s motor vehicles department, so scams have played into that backdrop.

After the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, many states issued emergency declarations allowing driver’s licenses to remain valid past expiration dates, but those extensions mostly have ended and scammers are exploiting the need to make sure licenses are renewed. Read more»

Morley Avenue is the first thing visitors see when crossing from Mexico to Nogales, Arizona. Many of the customers for these shops are Mexican residents, but a drop in pedestrian border crosser concerns businesses.

Nogales business owners are sweating a double-digit percentage point drop in local traffic across the border but the effects could be felt statewide. Read more»

A government audit of the FAA—the agency responsible for ensuring airline safety—said it had consistently failed to alert federal law enforcement authorities about cont parts installed in U.S. airplanes. Read more»

ProPublica and The New York Times identify more possible conflicts of interest among appointees, as Democrats in Congress demand greater transparency from the White House. Read more»

The United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday. Read more»

The Federal Aviation Administration got 764 reports of encounters between drones and other aircraft from November to August, with 23 of those in Arizona.

Spurred by rising reports of encounters between drones and other aircraft, the FAA wants to require drone registration. Read more»

A lot would have to happen before a commuter rail line passes through Queen Creek, but Mayor Gail Barney sees great potential in the idea. Read more»

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