Transportation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new guidelines for businesses and employers in responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of the recommendations are sensible: regular temperature and health checks, enhanced cleaning, staggered schedules and employee distancing, and greater use of video and teleconferencing instead of in person meetings. But when it came to “employees who commute to work using public transportation or ride sharing,” the CDC’s recommendation made less sense. It said the following: “Offer employees incentives to use forms of transportation that minimize close contact with others, such as offering reimbursement for parking or single-occupancy ride shares.”

Walkers and bikers are getting killed at alarming rates -- at a time when we need this type of transportation more than ever. 

Faced with a choice over whether to keep light rail on track, Phoenix voters decided once again to give the transit option a green light.

Phoenix Voters Send Message: Keep Light Rail on Track

By | Diane Brown
Executive Director

Arizona PIRG is pleased that Phoenix citizens once again voted (4th time since 2000) to recognize light rail as a beneficial transportation and to keep light rail on track.

Phoenix Voters: Vote No on Prop. 105

By | Diane Brown
Executive Director

If you are a Phoenix voter that waited until today to cast your ballot, please read.

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Transportation

U.S. Senate Bill Marks Progress on Clean Transportation and Electric Vehicles, But Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works unveiled a major transportation bill today, which includes a section on climate change that shifts some federal highway money to Complete Streets -- a  program that makes streets safer for walking and biking. The legislation also moves money toward investments in public transportation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and authorizes funding for an expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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