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Salt River Community bans texting while driving

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On Wednesday the Young River People’s Council, a branch of the Office of Congressional and Legislative affairs for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community government, initiated and passed an ordinance that would prohibit texting while driving on tribal land. “This is great accomplish to know that we are the first community in Indian country to… Read More →

Phoenix Final Four countdown clock debuts

Dan Lewis, Co-Chair of the Phoenix Final Four, JoAn Scott, Managing Director of the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship, Debbie Johnson, Co-Chair of the Phoenix Final Four, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring, Tempe Vice Mayor Corey Woods, and Dawn Rogers, Executive Director and CEO of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee.

With 345 days and counting until the tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Final Four, the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), Governor Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, several other elected officials from the Phoenix Metropolitan area unveiled the official countdown clock Thursday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until… Read More →

Phoenix passes nation’s strongest disability protections

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Mayor Greg Stanton and leaders in the Phoenix disability community lauded improvements to the Ground Transportation Policy for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport approved Tuesday night. The Phoenix City Council approved the new policy on a 5-4 vote, which includes the nation’s strongest requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act for ground transportation at the… Read More →

Travel tips for Sky Harbor’s busiest month

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If you are traveling this Spring, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has some handy tips to help make your travel go smoothly during the month of March – the airport’s busiest. On an average day, about 110,000 passengers travel through Sky Harbor.  During the month of March, Sky Harbor is anticipating more than 140,000 travelers each day – an… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor breaks yearly traffic records

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said lines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are usually less than 10 minutes, but they have “anomalies.” (Photo by Chloe Nordquist/Cronkite News)

A record 44 million passengers passed through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last year, a 4.5 percent increase from 2014. And airport officials said they’re making preparations for continued growth in years to come. “We had increases month after month, so it was a very positive year,” airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said. The airport’s previous… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor sets new passenger record

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport set a new for total passengers in 2015, serving more than 44 million travelers. Year-end numbers have been released and show a 4.5 percent increase in total passengers compared to 2014. The previous record for annual passengers at America’s Friendliest Airport had been set in 2007 when Sky Harbor served… Read More →

ADOT hosts small business transportation expo

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold an event Wednesday, Feb. 10, offering tips and tools to owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo, scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon at Glendale Civic Center, will allow attendees… Read More →

Sky Harbor gets mixed results on holiday report card

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With increased numbers of travelers at airports all over the country, flying can be a hassle during the holidays. But for those leaving Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, there are several airlines that consistently get travelers in the air on time through the busy season, according to an analysis of travel statistics. “This year, we… Read More →

Sky Harbor getting new valet service

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Imagine arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and handing your car off to a valet. Imagine arriving back a few days later and your car is waiting for you curbside after a wash, oil change, or repair. FreedomPark is giving Sky Harbor passengers just that beginning December 21st for just $25 dollars a day.… Read More →

Mesa Airlines adding 18 Embraer 175 aircraft

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Mesa Airlines, Inc. today announced the expansion of its agreement with United Airlines to operate three additional Embraer 175 aircraft, bringing the total number of United Express aircraft operated by Mesa to 68. In October, the company announced an agreement for the addition of 15 new aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2016, which has now… Read More →

Apache Railway poised for growth with new ownership

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The 98-year-old Apache Railway Company, a short-line railroad operating in Navajo County, Ariz., announced that it has been purchased by an entity formed by Aztec Land and Cattle Company Limited and related entities. The deal will enable the railway to see its centennial and beyond. The three-year effort to save the Apache began after the… Read More →

Uber wants UberX allowed at Sky Harbor Airport

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Ridesharing company Uber is petitioning Sky Harbor Airport to allow their UberX service at the airport. Currently, only Uber’s commercial vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. Uber is hoping to show Sky Harbor that there is a demand for the UberX service at… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor maintains its high bond ratings

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Photo: Flickr, flavouz

Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) once again affirmed its ‘AA-’ rating on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s senior-lien revenue bonds.  S&P also affirmed its ‘A+’ ratings on the airport’s junior-lien revenue bonds. In addition, the airport’s General Airport Revenue Bond ratings on the senior (Aa3) and the junior (A1) liens. The ratings agencies cite several… Read More →