Transportation Archives

Uber wants UberX allowed at Sky Harbor Airport


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 →

Terminal 3 work will impact access from West

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Travelers should be aware that beginning Saturday, November 7 at 12:01 a.m., there will be additional lane closures around Terminal 3 for the Terminal Modernization Program.  Closures will impact drivers entering from the West and heading eastbound on Sky Harbor Boulevard. Travelers should note the following: From Saturday, November 7, at 12:01 a.m. until Monday, November… Read More →

Sky Harbor looks to strike deal with Uber, Lyft

Significant Infrastructure - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

Sky Harbor Airport is trying to reach a compromise with transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, to allow them to operate at the airport. Currently, only approved commercial Uber vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. The major point of contention between transportation… Read More →

Pinnacle Aviation earns Stage 3 certification

Photo by Pinnacle Aviation Audit Team

Left to Right: Todd Pixley - Chief Pilot, Don Wade - Director of Safety, Trevor Turcott - Director of Operations, Curt Pavlicek - Founder and President, Scott Guetti - Director of Maintenance, Scott Casey - Charter Manager, Chris Birtch - Manager of Training

Pinnacle Aviation announced that as a result of its latest independent safety and operations audit by IS-BAO, the IBAC council has approved Pinnacle Aviation for the prestigious Stage 3 certification. International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is designed to promote use of high quality operating practices for international business aircraft operations.  IS-BAO is a… Read More →

Mesa Airlines tops $1M in employee performance bonuses


Mesa Airlines, Inc. has announced that it has exceeded $1 million paid in monthly incentive bonuses to employees since the inception of the program in May 2014. The monthly bonus program rewards Mesa employees for outstanding operational performance and top customer service scores from passengers. Since Mesa’s monthly employee incentive program began, the airline has also… Read More →

W.J. Maloney Plumbing adds Sky Harbor project

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W.J. Maloney Plumbing has been selected to provide plumbing contracting services for Component I of the $590 million renovation of Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The three-stage renovation project is expected to be completed in 2020.  Component I includes a major renovation of the Terminal 3 Processor building, including the mezzanine, passenger,… Read More →

Sky Harbor unveils football championship countdown clock

Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates, Arizona Organizing Committee Co-Chair Brad Wright, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Tempe Vice Mayor Corey Woods, Mesa Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Glendale City Councilman Sammy Chavira and Arizona Organizing Committee Co-Chair Win Holden.

With 195 days and counting until the College Football Playoff National Championship, the Arizona Organizing Committee (AOC) and several Valley mayors and city leaders, unveiled a countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until Arizona shines on center stage with the kick-off of the big… Read More →

Deborah Ostreicher named assistant aviation director


Following a national search, Deborah Ostreicher has been selected as the newest Assistant Aviation Director for the City of Phoenix. The Aviation Department oversees Phoenix Sky Harbor, Deer Valley and Goodyear airports and is an active member of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. Ostreicher has been with the city since 1996 where she began as… Read More →

Sky Harbor Terminal 3 construction will restrict lanes


The modernization of Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 3 continues, with construction work shifting from the north to the south side of Terminal 3 later this week. During the overnight hours of June 4, the north inner curb lanes at Terminal 3, which have been closed to traffic for the past month, will re-open and… Read More →

Metromile opens office in Tempe, adds 130 jobs

Traffic Congestion, Metromile,

Website Metromile, a pioneer in pay-per-mile car insurance in the United States, announced Wednesday that it will open its third office in Tempe. The office is located at 1150 West Washington, near the Priest Drive and Washington Light Rail Station. “We are really excited to be in Tempe,” said Dan Preston, CEO. “We looked at… Read More →

Longer-term car loans gain popularity in Arizona


When Tucson resident Valerie Vinyard purchased a new car in 2010, she expected to take out a five-year loan, but the dealership presented her with a longer financing option to reduce her monthly payments. Vinyard opted for a six-year car loan to reduce her payments to about $200 a month, which shaved off $50 to… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers Memorial Day travel tips

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Memorial Day weekend is the start of the busy summer travel season. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport anticipates Thursday, Friday and Monday as the busiest travel days with passenger traffic about 15-20 percent higher than an average day. America’s Friendliest Airport® offers you the following tips for your holiday travels: Use our best kept secret… Read More →

How bike-friendly is Phoenix?


A recent Washington Post story illustrated the connectivity of bike lanes and paths in several major U.S. cities. The result? In places like Miami and Seattle, bike lanes are intermittent and sporadically connected. By comparison, Phoenix boasts a well-connected set of dedicated bike paths and lanes, according to analysis of data provided by the Maricopa… Read More →