News Releases

Region to Address Unsheltered Homelessness Through New Federal Program

The Maricopa region is teaming up with the White House and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) to participate in ALL INside, a first-of-its kind initiative to address unsheltered homelessness. (Watch the launch event live at 11 a.m. on YouTube highlighting Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Mesa Mayor John Giles)

Eric Anderson Named 2023 “Transit Champion”

PHOENIX (April 4, 2023) – Citing his contributions to improving the Valley’s transportation system for more than four decades, the Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) has named Maricopa Association of Governments Executive Director Eric Anderson their 2023 Transit Champion.

MAG Named WTS Employer of the Year

PHOENIX (April 3, 2023) – As an agency long committed to advancing transportation and supporting the careers of women, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) was recognized this weekend by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Arizona Chapter as the 2023 Employer of the Year.

Region Receives $36.3 Million to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness

PHOENIX (March 29, 2023) – As the region sees continued increases in the number of people experiencing homelessness, more than $36 million in newly announced federal funding is on the way to help fund dozens of local homelessness programs. The money will be distributed to 32 programs that help provide housing and services to people experiencing homelessness in the Maricopa region.

Former Phoenix City Manager to Lead MAG

PHOENIX (Feb. 27, 2023)—Ed Zuercher, who served the city of Phoenix for 28 years, including eight years as city manager, has been selected to lead the Maricopa Association of Governments after a unanimous vote by the MAG Regional Council this afternoon.

Region Makes Progress in Goal to Reduce Regional Homelessness

PHOENIX (Feb. 8, 2023)—With thousands of people sleeping on the streets of the Valley every night, the need to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness is urgent. Newly released housing numbers show progress is being made, with a number of identified housing goals reached over the past year.

MAG Executive Director Announces Retirement

PHOENIX (Feb. 1, 2023) – Calling it the “best job I have ever had the opportunity to hold,” Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Executive Director Eric Anderson has announced he will be retiring from the agency after 40 years of service.

Is Your Teen Being Abused? Are They an Abuser?

PHOENIX (Jan. 26, 2023) – High school dating experiences can be an important part of growing up. But when teen dating turns violent, it can affect people for life. To launch February’s National Teen Dating Violence Prevention month, community partners are providing resources to help you determine if your teen is at risk.

Give the Gift of Safety: Secure Your Christmas Tree

PHOENIX (Dec. 13, 2022) – Once you’ve picked out the perfect tree and need to transport it home, securing it using nets, tarps, or tie-downs is a vital step in keeping our roads safe. Unsecured loads also can mean citations of $500 or more, which could cut into your gift-giving budget.

Prop 400 Report Demonstrates Progress in Transportation

PHOENIX (Dec. 7, 2022) – Valley residents have seen 410 new corridor miles of freeways, 252 miles of street projects, and millions of additional miles of bus service since the implementation of Proposition 400, according to new report by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).

Region Reclassified for Ozone Pollution

PHOENIX (Sept. 16, 2022) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a rule today that moves the region up the severity ladder for ozone pollution, reclassifying the region from “marginal” to “moderate” nonattainment for the ozone pollution standard.