Joint Planning Advisory Council hosts transportation summit

Elected officials, regional planning agencies and business leaders gathered Tuesday, Dec. 11 for the Sun Corridor Transportation Summit, which the Joint Planning Advisory Council hosted, to discuss transportation and how to improve it in the state. The JPAC is an organization aimed at “jointly coordinating planning efforts for the greater good of the participating regions […]

ADOT: Pilot safety program produces dramatic results

The time it takes to clear freeway crashes has been reduced by more than an hour, saving lives, time, and money, transportation officials say. The positive news follows an analysis of a three-year pilot program funded by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Department of Transportation. The program places Arizona Department of Public […]

Queen Creek Mayor Barney elected Maricopa Association of Governments chair

Regional collaboration and transportation were the themes shared by Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as he accepted the role as chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments. “One of MAG’s most important responsibilities is transportation planning. The importance of our transportation network cannot be overstated – it affects just about every aspect of our daily […]

NARC honors Valley innovator Dennis Smith with highest award for 40-year contributions

Dennis Smith — responsible for instituting the region’s 9-1-1 service and developing the regional freeway — is bestowed with highest honor. A recipient of the National Association of Regional Councils’ President’s Award, Mr. Smith will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Desert Peaks Awards ceremony, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2026 […]

Maricopa Association of Governments’ report reveals rising homelessness

The 2018 annual homeless Point-in-Time Count tells a story of an increase in the overall number of people experiencing homelessness in the Maricopa County region. The report shows a continuing increase in the number of people living on the streets or in unsheltered situations, according to a press release. According to the report submitted to […]