News Releases

MAG Elects New Officers

Developing and funding a transportation plan that will serve the Maricopa region for the next 20 years is a primary goal of the new chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).

Texting 9-1-1 May Be Lifesaving Option for Domestic Violence Victims

PHOENIX (May 6, 2020) — The isolation created by COVID-19 affects all of us. But combined with the danger of domestic violence, it can be deadly. Victims at home with their abusers may not be able to reach out for help by calling 9-1-1. One lifesaving option may be texting 9-1-1 instead.

“Walk in My Shoes”

Have you ever been about to cross at a signal light when a driver suddenly turns right? Or perhaps you were reading a text and suddenly realized you nearly stepped into traffic?

“Never Too Old - To Connect. To Change. To Choose.”

PHOENIX (Oct. 8, 2019) — We have a choice in how we age—both as individuals and communities. What’s more, we can use our local lessons as a national model. That is the goal of an upcoming statewide conference to create livable, age friendly communities. The conference name and theme is Never Too Old—To Connect. To Change. To Choose.

Monsoon Freeway Flooding?

PHOENIX (Aug. 29, 2019) – Drivers who got stuck in last night’s monsoon flooding along Interstate 17 may be relieved to know that help is on the way. A drainage project scheduled to begin construction this fall is expected to prevent such flooding in the future. The project is slated to take just under two years to complete.

Ari-Son Draws Leaders from Arizona, Mexico

PHOENIX (Aug. 22, 2019) — Leaders from Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora will come together in Tucson today to trade municipal best practices and discuss topics of mutual interest on both sides of the border. Among the topics to be discussed are transportation infrastructure, the importance of sister cities, and tourism.