Transportation Archives

TuSimple will test autonomous truck technology in Tucson

TuSimple, an autonomous commercial vehicle technology company based in China, dedicated a new facility in Tucson today. TuSimple has leased 6,865 square feet of warehouse/office space at 2551 N. Dragoon Street, Suite 131 to engineer and test its Autonomous Trucking technology. The company also has research facilities in Beijing, China and San Diego, California. “TuSimple’s… Read More →

LaneTerralever expands roster with 4 new clients

Content Marketing

Marketing services agency LaneTerralever is seeing strategic business decisions – including a unified approach and collaboration-based agile model – pay off, as it announces the addition of four new clients to its roster. The wins include Agency of Record status for the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation which operates the Phoenix Zoo and South Mountain Environmental Education Center. LaneTerralever… Read More →

Lyft named official rideshare partner of Phoenix Rising FC

Lyft

Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., has teamed up with Arizona’s highest-level professional soccer team, Phoenix Rising Football Club, to offer fans a safe and affordable transportation option for the remainder of the 2017 season. As the official rideshare partner, the rideshare company will make it easy for fans to arrive at Phoenix… Read More →

Arizona highway crashes continue six-year climb in 2016

Arizona highway crashes, injuries and fatalities continued their steady six-year rise in Arizona in 2016, according to the most recent data from the state’s Department of Transportation. At a time when the state’s population grew by an average 1.4 percent a year, the number of vehicle crashes rose an average 2.8 percent a year between… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport earns Airport Innovation Award

The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future – has selected Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to receive the second annual Airport Innovation Award for its creative work to improve the passenger experience and… Read More →

Stranded on a highway? DPS program helps motorists in need

One woman ran out of gas. Men in a pickup truck needed someone to change a tire on the car. Another man had one of his car’s tires blow up. State workers, like freeway Samaritans, came to their rescue on Interstate-17 with offers of cold bottled water to cool their thirst and free gas and… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor will offer nonstop flights to Frankfurt, Germany

As a result of tireless efforts by the Phoenix Mayor and Council, Phoenix Sky Harbor will soon offer nonstop flights between Phoenix and Frankfurt, Germany. Condor Airlines, part of the Thomas Cook Group, will fly on Mondays and Fridays from next May through September between Phoenix Sky Harbor and the Frankfurt Airport.  The Phoenix City… Read More →

TSA, American Airlines test new screening technology at Sky Harbor

For the first time ever, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), working collaboratively with American Airlines, is testing a computed tomography (CT) scanner in one checkpoint lane of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). CT checkpoint scanning equipment aims to enhance threat detection capabilities by providing a 3-D image that can be viewed… Read More →

Paving the way for CANAMEX, highway of the future

Imagine a road trip in 2030 on a super interstate highway that stretches from Arizonas border with Mexico to the U.S.-Canada border in Montana. And it wont be just a road on which you drive your car, but an economic investment to the communities through which is passes. Ian Dowdy, director of the Sun Corridor… Read More →

Sky Harbor speeds up travel process with mobile passport app

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the latest airport to add Mobile Passport Control from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help speed travelers through the U.S. arrival process. The Mobile Passport app, which is a joint effort by the Airports Council International (ACI) and CBP, is free and will allow U.S. citizens and… Read More →

2nd British Airways flight begins May 8 at Sky Harbor

Beginning May 8, travelers will have an additional option for flying nonstop to London and making connecting flights across Europe. During the months of May and June, three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, a second British Airways flight to London will arrive at 12:25 in the afternoon and take off at about… Read More →

Roads across Arizona experience growing pains

Mayor Sandy Moriarty is used to getting these messages: frustrated emails from residents blaming Sedona’s traffic problems on tourists, asking the city to stop marketing to them. Occasionally, she’ll pick up an angry call with similar exasperated “rants.” This small town of 10,000 people attracts 2.8 million annual visitors, according to Arizona Department of Transportation… Read More →

Valley Metro chief: Federal cuts threaten light rail, trolley projects

Valley Metro Light Rail

Transportation Department budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration could threaten Valley rail projects in which the federal government has already invested $75 million, the head of Valley Metro said Wednesday. CEO Scott Smith joined other public transit officials who said the proposed cuts could also hobble the economic development that often accompanies investments in… Read More →

How transportation investment helped the East Valley flourish

Tempe town lake at dusk

In the past, Valley residents would drive their own personal vehicles on the very limited number of freeways available to them. Now, anyone can get anywhere quickly with the enhancements of freeways, bus systems, on-demand services, the light rail and much more. The evolution of transportation in the PHX East Valley has helped drive the… Read More →