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Tenants Eviction Assistance Project (TEAP)1729https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Sliders/S317.jpgTenants Eviction Assistance Project (TEAP)https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/landlord-tenant-counselinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1729 ​TEAP provides no-cost legal ​assistance to help with evictions, including working with local agencies administering COVID-19 related rental programs for Phoenix, Maricopa County, and Arizona. <div class="ExternalClassD60742818C0B4F078B0B70D477221F5B">​TEAP provides no-cost legal ​assistance to help with evictions, including working with local agencies administering COVID-19 related rental programs for Phoenix, Maricopa County, and Arizona.<br></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007F80A03ACE71234A93E8BBD7B87318C1Image
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Track American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding1736https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Sliders/S323.jpgTrack American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fundinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2073https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1736 ​On June 8, 2021, the City Council approved the $198 million ARPA Strategic Plan. New website tracks how those funds are being spent. <div class="ExternalClass233BCEF90EFC41ED832FEE0CABE6D835">​On June 8, 2021, the City Council approved the $198 million ARPA Strategic Plan. New website tracks how those funds are being spent.<br></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007F80A03ACE71234A93E8BBD7B87318C1Image
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Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3987Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.10/24/2021 12:00:00 PM10/25/2021 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ Silent Sunday #SouthMountain Held every Sunday of the year, our “Silent Sundays" provide an opportunity to enjoy the park without the impacts of motor vehicle traffic. During Silent Sunday times, the park's roadways are closed to all motor vehicle traffic and are reserved for activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 1st Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 2nd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 4th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted the entire day, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (All park gates are closed at 7 p.m.) 5th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. Parking is available at the South Mountain Activity Complex, which is accessed via the Central Ave. entrance and located imediately following the park's main entrance gate. From the South Mountain Activity Complex, there are several popular trailheads that are available to hikers with only a short walk. Trailheads that are accessed via other park entrance gates, such as Pima Canyon, are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures.​​ Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage ​​​​
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEEhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/pdd/2772NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEEElectronically, via a video conferencing platform10/26/2021 1:00:00 AM10/26/2021 4:00:00 AMGP0|#dd647dbc-66f1-4ac3-9ad8-7fda71f58998;L0|#0dd647dbc-66f1-4ac3-9ad8-7fda71f58998|Planning and Development;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE and to the general public, that the AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE will hold a meeting open to the public on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 600 p.m. Per the most recent social distancing guidelines from the federal government, no residents will be allowed to attend the meeting in-person. ​To view the meeting notice and agenda​ ​please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerksite/PublicMeetings/211025001.pdf ​ ​ ​For additional Ahwatukee Foothills Village information please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/villages/Ahwatukee-Foothills ​ ​​ ***End times are approximate.*** ​
City Council Policy Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/city-council-subcommittee-meetings/3846City Council Policy MeetingCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.10/26/2021 9:30:00 PM10/26/2021 11:30:00 PMGP0|#395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0;L0|#0395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0|City Council & Subcommittee Meetings;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​At these policy sessions, the council discusses general issues and the meetings provide the council with an opportunity to hear presentations by staff on topics that may come before the council at the formal meeting. The policy session also allows the council to give general direction to staff for future city policies. During the policy session, the council will also publicly request information from staff or follow-up on issues of interest to the public, ask questions about the formal agenda, and hear reports from the City Manager. Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage for more information. Agendas will be available at the City Council Meeting and Packet Information webpage at least 24 hours before the meeting. Meetings are also aired live on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at phoenix.gov/phxtv. *** End times are approximate. *** ​

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COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass82BCD81C521C464CB36137A2A443A2B4"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hs
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/21/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass884BD909DA3B4B6F8BBF96EA6C72F3A3"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Thursday, October 21, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 22, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Emmett McLoughlin Community Training & Education Center<br> 1150 S. 7th Ave.. Phoenix, AZ 85007<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 23, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, October 25, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, October 26, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Uncle Sam's<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3217 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, October 27, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> James Sandoval Preparatory High School/Epworth United Methodist Church<br> 4802 N 59th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85033<br>1:00  - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, October 28, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 29, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 30, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Library<br> 3635 W Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> ​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hs
Famed Airport Mural Officially Displayed in New Homehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2118Aviation10/22/2021 8:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2118/newsroom_aviation_073.jpgFamed Airport Mural Officially Displayed in New Home<div class="ExternalClassF476F6E0632B446BB10B423FB27089AF"><html> <em>“</em> <em>The Phoenix</em> <em>" by Paul Coze once displayed in Terminal 2 welcomes visitors in Rental Car Center</em> <br> <br>PHOENIX—A beloved mural by Paul Coze that greeted travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for decades is once again ready to be visited and seen at the airport's Rental Car Center.<br><div style="text-align:right;"><img style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/viewscope%20photo.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align:left;">“<em>The Phoenix</em>," a triptych 75 feet wide and 16 feet high, is believed to be the first piece of public art commissioned by the city that was chosen through a public process. City leaders invited artists in 1960 to submit concepts that were put on display at the Phoenix Public Library, and citizens voted for their favorite design. Coze's design was selected and his mural debuted when Terminal 2 opened in 1962.</div><br>The mural resided in Terminal 2 and remained in its central location over the main hall after the terminal closed and was decommissioned in early 2020. The mural had already been designated for relocation, which took place from March to fall 2021, when it was installed at the Rental Car Center.<br><br>“The history represented in this mural—from the imagery of Hohokam symbols, modern tribes and Latino heritage to mining and technology depictions—speaks to each one of us," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “We are all represented in this work of art." <br><br>The mural represents Phoenix's past, present and future. Besides paint media, 52 different materials, including glass and ceramic mosaic tiles, soil and sand from around the state, plastics, aluminum and gemstones, are used in the mural construction.<br><div style="text-align:left;"><img style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:194px;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/Coze%20Mural%20unveiling%202.JPG" /></div><div style="text-align:left;">Two members of the Phoenix City Council agreed that “<em>The Phoenix</em>" is a fitting showcase for travelers of the city's rich diversity and heritage.</div><br>“Paul Coze's mural highlights the rich diversity of our city," said Councilwoman Betty Guardado, District 5. “At its new location, visitors will not only see the history of the city, but also a reflection of the resiliency of the men and women that make Phoenix what it is today." <br><br>“Paul Coze's mural has depicted Phoenix's rich and diverse history and landscape to travelers and residents for nearly 60 years," said Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, District 7. “I am thrilled that visitors to our great city will continue to experience this important piece of art." <br><br>“<em>The Phoenix</em>" can be viewed on the southwest corner of the central escalator lobby in the Rental Car Center. It will be even easier to access by mid-2022, when the PHX Sky Train® extension to the Rental Car Center opens to the public.<br><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®</strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br><br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviation
Federal Government Advances Full Funding for Northwest Light Rail Extensionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/2116Public Transit10/22/2021 7:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2116/Public_Transit_Newsroom_43.jpgFederal Government Advances Full Funding for Northwest Light Rail Extension<div class="ExternalClass4E73465E279B4F8AB787EA241DF2A68C"><html> <p style="text-align:center;">USDOT (United States Department of Transportation) action greenlights the next step in connecting the West Valley to downtown Phoenix and the East Valley via light rail. </p> <p>Federal and local leaders are pleased to see the $158 million Capital Investment Grant (CIG) for Valley Metro’s Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II (NWE II) advance to Congress for review.  This highly competitive grant will complete the funding necessary for this project, with the final grant signing anticipated in early November.  <br></p> <p>The NWE II gives new communities greater access to major destinations along the existing light rail line. Those destinations include educational institutions, employment centers, entertainment amenities as well as the airport. The extension also will link the West Valley to high-capacity transit as a convenient and reliable travel option.  <br></p> <p>1.6-mile extension will connect the current end-of-line located at 19th Avenue and Dunlap to Metrocenter Mall at approximately 29th Avenue and Dunlap. The extension is unique: it will reach its destination via a bridge over the Interstate 17 highway and terminate at the region’s first elevated light rail station platform. The project also includes three transit stations, a multi-modal transit center, a parking garage and extensive public art. <br></p> <p>USDOT’s announcement means a $158 million Capital Investment Grant (CIG) will be dedicated to the project. Total cost of the NWE II is $401 million and includes $213 million in local Transportation 2050 (T2050) monies; $30 million from regional transportation sales tax funds; and the $158 million federal grant in the pipeline. <br></p> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said the project will now be able to meet its intended goal: to breathe new life into the neighborhoods around Metrocenter. “Projections tell us this new section of rail will serve 5,700 daily riders, and that the majority of riders will come from households without cars, opening up new options for good jobs and a good education,” said Mayor Gallego. “This will stand as a legacy project in Councilmember Ann O’Brien’s district, and for Councilmember Laura Pastor, who I recently appointed to represent Phoenix on the Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors.”<br></p> <p>“Today’s funding announcement represents a critical next step in the Northwest Light Rail Extension. Investing in Arizona’s public transit creates jobs, expands transportation options, and grows Arizona’s economy,” said Arizona’s senior U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema. “The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act I negotiated with Senate Republicans and the White House includes historic investments in public transit projects like this, and I’ll continue supporting crucial infrastructure investments in our state and creating opportunities for all Arizonans.”<br></p> <p>Funding of the Northwest Light Rail Extension project will expand Arizonans’ access to reliable public transportation and connect them to more economic opportunities,” said Arizona U.S. Senator Mark Kelly, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “Upgrading and modernizing our transportation infrastructure remains one of my top priorities which is why I worked to secure key investments in the bipartisan infrastructure bill. I will continue working to ensure that Arizonans see more critical investments into our state’s infrastructure.”<br></p> <p>“Years of work and advocacy have made this project possible. When it’s complete light rail will be a new connection to the Northwest Valley, opening it up to new economic opportunities—jobs, private and public investments, education, health care, social services and more,” said Rep. Greg Stanton. Stanton has been a fierce advocate for public transit since his time as mayor of Phoenix, leading the charge on T2050, one of the most ambitious transportation initiatives in the country—a bipartisan, voter-backed plan to extend Phoenix’s light rail system, expand bus service, and improve thousands of miles of roadways over the next 35 years. He has continued to fight for federal funds and increased resources for the CIG program as Vice Chair of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee.  <br></p> <p>“As America’s fifth-largest city, Phoenix requires robust infrastructure that brings better jobs and opportunities for our residents,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego. “The Biden Administration recognizes these needed investments, and I’m excited by the announcement of full funding for the Northwest Light Rail extension. Whether going to work, out to a restaurant, or to shop, this redevelopment will connect our city in a new, innovative way.”<br></p> <p>“Moving a million more people across the Valley in the next three to five years is our regional transportation challenge," said Valley Metro Rail Board Chair and Mesa Councilmember Francisco Heredia. “The Northwest Extension Phase II will be instrumental in increasing access, connecting neighborhoods, reducing future congestion and, ultimately, providing high-quality, affordable public transportation to generations. Thank you to our partners at DOT and FTA for sharing our vision, now and into the future."​<br></p> <p>Work on the Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II is expected to be complete in 2024. ​<br><br></p> <p>About Transportation 2050: In Aug. 2015, Phoenix voters approved <a href="/t2050" target="_blank">T2050, a 35-year citywide transportation plan​</a>. T2050 is overseen by the Citizens Transportation Commission and includes improved frequency on local bus service, new light rail service and stations and major street improvement projects. Funding for T2050 comes from a 7/10ths of a cent city sales tax that started Jan. 1, 2016. Over the life of the plan, the funds are estimated to generate about $16.7 billion, or more than half of the plan's overall cost. There will be an additional $14.8 billion from federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
Next Phase of Cool Pavement Program Beginshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2113Street Transportation10/20/2021 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2113/Cool_Pavement_Mayor_Gallego.JPGNext Phase of Cool Pavement Program Begins<div class="ExternalClass7509DB30CF584FF7B1EDB2904A52E5CE"><html> <p>​Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined city staff and researchers from Arizona State University on Wednesday to announce and demonstrate the next phase of the city's <a href="/streets/coolpavement" target="_blank">Cool Pavement Program</a>, which began in 2020.</p> <p> This week, pavement rehabilitation crews began applying a cool pavement seal coat to neighborhood streets within the boundary of 19th and 15th avenues between Broadway and Roeser​ roads in South Phoenix. <br></p> <p> During Wednesday's event, Mayor Gallego, Phoenix Street Transportation Department Director Kini Knudson, and Office of Heat Response and Mitigation Director David Hondula provided remarks to the media and showcased the application process taking place near 15th and Atlanta avenues. <br></p> <p> This next round of the ongoing program and study will analyze two new asphalt coatings that have higher reflective values than the material applied to nine select citywide sites last year. One coating is the same light gray color and the other is a darker gray. City staff and researchers also will analyze the durability of the coating during this next phase.  </p> <p> Last month, the <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2064" target="_blank">results of the first year of the program and study were announced</a>, which showed that the average surface temperature in test locations is 10.5 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit lower than traditional asphalt at noon and during the afternoon hours, and that surface temperatures at sunrise averaged 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit lower.   </p> <p> <a href="/streetssite/Documents/Phoenix%20Cool%20Pavement%20Exec%20Summary_091420213.pdf" target="_blank">Read the Executive Summary of Arizona State University's scientific study (PDF)</a> </p> <p> In 2020, the city selected portions of eight neighborhoods, one in each City Council district and part of the parking lot in Esteban Park, to receive the cool pavement treatment. The asphalt coating was applied to areas already in need of a pavement seal coat. The city then partnered with ASU researchers to conduct scientific tests of the cool paved areas, studying how it performed and how it might be used to mitigate the urban heat island effect. </p> <p> Asphalt collects and retains heat during the day and releases it at night. Phoenix is among several cities that are experiencing the urban heat island effect, particularly overnight, due to the retention of heat within the built environment. Higher nighttime temperatures lead to more energy consumption, more greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and other harmful effects. <br></p> <p> To learn more about Phoenix's Cool Pavement Program, visit <a href="/streets/coolpavement" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Streets/CoolPavement</a>.​ </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportation