Press Releases

Heat Deaths Rising in Maricopa County

PHOENIX (May 7, 2021) — The Arizona heat kills. More than 300 people in Maricopa County lost their lives due to the heat last year, continuing an alarming upward trend in the region.

Campaign Begins to Reduce Pedestrian, Cyclist Deaths

PHOENIX (April 6, 2021) – Bicycle and pedestrian crashes continue to claim more than 100 lives each year in the Maricopa region, and pedestrian involved crashes have steadily risen with increases in both injuries and fatalities.

Need a Ride for Mom?

PHOENIX (March 30, 2021) – For older adults, finding safe, convenient and accessible transportation is often a challenge.

Keeping Work Zones Safe for Drivers, Workers

PHOENIX (March 15, 2021) — Ongoing efforts to create safer highway and street work zones for drivers and construction and maintenance workers have received an important boost — the awarding of a federal grant to a coalition of transportation agencies in the Phoenix region.

Public Input Sought for I-10 Wild Horse Pass Corridor

PHOENIX (Oct. 21, 2020) — The Arizona Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Gila River Indian Community, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Federal Highway Administration and the Maricopa Association of Governments, invites The public to participate in a live, call-in/online public meeting to learn about the I-10 study and to provide feedback on the alternatives being evaluated.

MAG “Digital Twin” Recommended as Official Regional Model of Record

PHOENIX (Oct. 14, 2020) — After a two-year review process by top-level experts, peer agencies, and academics, a Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) regional computer model has been recommended as the official model of record as matching or exceeding current state-of-the-practice.

Oh, the Places You Go!

Hotels, motels, and restaurants have seen a significant decrease in visits since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while grocery stores, gas stations and home improvement outlets have fared better, according to newly released data from the Maricopa Association of Governments.