Your Digital Connection To Phoenix is Here: PHXNewsroom and Features1/23/2020 3:10:00 PM Digital Connection To Phoenix is Here: PHXNewsroom<div class="ExternalClassEDF879F0D490414092460EF48AF7626F"><html> <p>​If you're looking for the latest news from the city of Phoenix, you can now find it all in one place: the PHXNewsroom.<br></p> <p>The Communications Office has created a dynamic online news and information platform that’s mobile-friendly, and easily connects you with a real-time feed of content about the city. Easy to read, easy to watch, easy to share — with just one click.</p> <p>In the PHXNewsroom you can catch unique local programming produced by PHXTV and find news and updates from the Mayor and City Council. If you are curious what's trending on our social media, it's all there too — scroll through the city's social accounts, follow City Council offices, and find out what's new with city programs and services.</p> <p>The distinctive look, feel and functionality of the PHXNewsroom was developed by city Communications Office and Information Technology Services Department staff, leveraging the city's web-based collaborative platform that hosts<br></p> <p> <strong>Check out the latest headlines in the PHXNewsroom trending right now:</strong> <br> </p> <ul> <li><a href="/newsroom/ced/786" target="_blank">Phoenix is a Top 50 World Class City</a> - A combination of “Latin soul, daring architecture and a reverence for the outdoors” helped Phoenix rise on the World's Best Cities list.</li> <li><a href="/newsroom/environmental-programs/838" target="_blank">Phoenix Joins C40 Cities</a> - Phoenix joined 94 cities worldwide in a global network committed to exhibiting leadership in tackling climate change.</li> <li><a href="/newsroom/phxtv/839" target="_blank">City Update - FundPHX Budgeting Tool</a> - PHXTV dives into a new tool to provide feedback on the city's budget, with Budget & Research Director Jeff Barton.</li> <li><a href="/newsroom/equal-opportunity/440" target="_blank">MLK Award Winners Announced </a>- "Believe in the Dream" award winners and scholarship recipients were recognized at this year's annual MLK awards breakfast.</li> <li><a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/721" target="_blank">City of Phoenix Wraps Up Biggest Ever Paving Season</a> - Thanks to Transportation 2050 revenues street paving and improvements hit a record in 2019.</li> <li><a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/721" target="_blank">Adaptive Reuse Thriving in Warehouse District </a>- Learn about the city's Historic Preservation Office and how new uses are coming to a warehouse from the 1920s.<br></li></ul><div>With the PHXNewsroom the city is connecting residents, reporters, businesses and visitors with stories like these, as well as some surprising and entertaining pieces along the way.<br><br></div> <div>That's why there's also an <a href="/newsroom/article" target="_blank">Articles & Features section</a>, to share Phoenix facts and stories that you might not find anywhere else, like <a href="/newsroom/article/785" target="_blank">this heartwarming piece </a>about Water Services employees who were able to help reunite a World War II veteran with his ID tags, using special equipment and a true team effort to search the city's underground pipes.<br><br>If you want to learn more about any story in the PHXNewsroom, a direct link to a city contact is listed on each page. A full list - including city public information officers for media inquiries - is available at <a href="/newsroom/contacts" target="_blank">​</a>  <br><br>All of these stories and many more are now available. Read. Watch. Share. Check it out today at <a href="" target="_blank">​</a>  <br><br></div> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Police Focus Efforts on Cars Illegally Parked in Disabled Spots 1/29/2020 1:00:00 AM Focus Efforts on Cars Illegally Parked in Disabled Spots<div class="ExternalClass77B0CC4A41414AD3B5D0C670FFB7FB02"><html> Gina Schuh has been wheelchair bound for 16 years.  She struggles with the lack of accessible parking.  <br><br>“Being an individual with a spinal cord injury, I do not sweat below my line of injury, therefore, I can't regulate hot temperatures" said Schuh in a video released to members of the Phoenix Police Department.  "Someone like myself and many other people with disabilities that cannot regulate temperature, can literally die from autonomic dysreflexia from being stuck outside too long. This is not just someone abusing a parking spot, this literally a matter of life and death during summer months."<br><br>It's not just people parking in the primary disable parking spot, but others who block the access aisles Schuh and others use to get in and out of their vehicles.  <br><br>In 2019, there was an increase in calls related to cars wrongly parked in disabled parking spaces and access aisles<br><br>To help combat the problem, the Phoenix Police Department, volunteers from the Accessibility Compliance Enforcement (ACE) and the Motorist Assist Program (MAP) will be out looking for disabled parking violators.  <br><br>The crackdown aims to remind drivers not park in disabled parking spaces, even if it's 'just for a few minutes.'   Those minutes can have a huge impact on many of our community members who are disabled and could leave you with fines of more than $1000.  <br><br>Schuh's plea to the community is to consider the impact when you park illegally.  "I cannot tell you the countless times I've been late to meetings, to school, to very important things like hot dates," Schuh said. </html></div>
Phoenix hosts 3 hiring events in February and Economic Development1/28/2020 9:00:00 PM hosts 3 hiring events in February<div class="ExternalClassCB87CDB5A486441DA1DE3D2B8A0DD89D"><html> <div>​Three hiring events start February to help start a new decade with a new career. The hiring events by Arizona@Work–Phoenix bring together an array of employers looking to add to their teams.<br></div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <br> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom</em> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Feb 1: Local employers plan to hire at an event, including resume writing and interview skill training for job seekers.</li> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Feb. 3: Paid highway construction apprenticeship training for young men and women begins.</span> </li> <li>Feb. 11: Kiewit Infrastructure is looking to hire workers for the South-Central Light Rail Extension.</li> </ul> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>More information on all three events is at <a href="" target="_blank">Arizona@Work-Phoenix​</a>.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Feb. 1: South Mountain Community College</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>A group of local employers is participating in the hiring event co-sponsored by Arizona@Work-Phoenix, South Mountain Community College, and South Mountain and Laveen Chamber of Commerce. The hiring takes place Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SMCC, 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix.<br></div><div><br></div> <div>Workshops for resume building and interview skills run from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Local employers from across the Phoenix metro region will be at the hiring event beginning at 10:00 a.m.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Companies confirmed so far include the U.S. Census Bureau, Acadia Management, Salvation Army Kroc Center, South Mountain Community College Behavioral Health Program, and Kiewit Infrastructure for construction of South-Central Light Rail extension.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Feb. 3: Highway Construction Youth Apprenticeships</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Young women and men looking to start a high-paying career in construction can apply for an apprenticeship for highway construction readiness training. The 10-week program offers paid positions with construction companies. Apprentices learn to operate heavy equipment and build infrastructure. The program is introduced Monday, Feb. 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>There are some preliminary requirements, and more information is available at <a href="" target="_blank">Youth Career Services</a>, or by calling one of the city’s three job centers.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Feb. 11: Kiewit Infrastructure</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix and Valley Metro Light Rail are starting construction of the South-Central Light Rail extension, a 5-1/2-mile extension to the light rail system, from Washington and Jefferson streets in Downtown Phoenix to Baseline Road along Central and First avenues. Kiewit Infrastructure is the general contractor for the multi-year project.<br></div><div><br></div> <div>Jobs for laborers and heavy equipment operators on this project are available at both the Feb. 1 hiring event and a dedicated hiring event on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon with Kiewit Infrastructure at the Phoenix South Job Center. The company is also offering union apprenticeship opportunities.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The hiring event is in the Arizona@Work–Phoenix South Job Center, 4635 S. Central Ave.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>For more information on all three events, go to <a target="_blank" href=""></a>.</div> <div> <br>Image caption: <em>South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona. </em>Image credit: <em>Maricopa Community Colleges.​​</em></div> </html></div>
John McCain Plaque Unveiled at Modernized Terminal 3 9:00:00 PM McCain Plaque Unveiled at Modernized Terminal 3<div class="ExternalClassD11E85EBD05442E1829783DC803A15A6"><html>Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3 North Concourse is set to open in early February. This video features a first-look at the renovated North Concourse with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. A newly-fabricated plaque honoring the late John S. McCain III is unveiled in the video along with brief remarks from Cindy McCain.<br><br>Terminal 3, originally opened in 1979, has undergone an extensive modernization. The Terminal 3 Modernization Project began in 2015 and was divided into three phases for completion in order to minimize the impact on travelers and operations. <br><br>The last component of the Terminal 3 Modernization Program is the North Concourse. It features ten airline gates and all new shops, restaurants and customer amenities such as an<br>animal relief area, a nursing room, a family restroom, hearing loop connectivity in the gate areas, and access to power from every seat. The majority of these businesses are locally owned and operated. <br><br>​<span style="font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span><div><span style="font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></div><p><br></p></html></div>
Data Privacy Day 2020: Five Things You Should Know Technology Services1/28/2020 4:00:00 PM Privacy Day 2020: Five Things You Should Know<div class="ExternalClass7E10D773AB834345BE04BD6D9057AAFE"><html>On Data Privacy Day 2020, Phoenix joins the <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Nati</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">onal Cyber Security Alliance and encourages</span> residents to "own their privacy" by learning how to safeguard personal data online. Visit <a href="" target="_blank">​</a> for live coverage starting at 11 a.m. MST and consider the following tips every day. <br><br> <div><strong>Know the Risks of Public Wifi. </strong>These days free, public wifi is available nearly everywhere. Unfortunately, where there is public wifi, there are potential hackers waiting to gain access to the data in your device. Safeguard your data by using a virtual private network (VPN) whenever connecting to public wifi. VPNs offer online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Turn Off Built-In Cameras and Microphones.</strong> Data Privacy Day is a great reason to do a camera audit on your phone. Go to your settings, look at the apps on your phone, and disable specific ones from accessing your camera if it is not necessary. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Check Your Privacy Settings</strong>. Privacy settings are just as important as locking the front door of your home! Ask yourself: Do you need to have your location turned on? Which apps have requested access to your camera? </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Update Device Software Regularly</strong>. Have you received another software update alert? One way to safeguard your personal data online is regularly updating the software on your devices. Among other things, software updates are released to address security issues when they occur. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Enable Two-Factor Authentication.</strong> Add an extra layer of protection to your desktop and devices by enabling two-factor authentication. Requiring multiple verification to access your social media & financial accounts help to prevent unauthorized users from getting your data. </div> <div> <br>​<br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>
Record Number of Passengers Traveled through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2019 7:00:00 AM Number of Passengers Traveled through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2019<div class="ExternalClassFC1B41D2E40E4429BDB72D5FF237E143"><html>​PHOENIX –  In 2019, America's Friendliest Airport® achieved an all-time high for the number of passengers traveling through the Airport. Nearly 46.3 million travelers passed through Phoenix Sky Harbor last year, surpassing the previous record set in 2018 when just under 45 million passengers were served. The year-end passenger total for Phoenix Sky Harbor was 46,288,337, a 3 percent increase compared to 2018.<br><br>Passenger numbers were strong throughout 2019, but December saw a 9 percent increase in passenger traffic compared to 2018. In 2019, Phoenix Sky Harbor had 70% origin and destination traffic, meaning that the majority of travelers started or ended their journeys in Phoenix rather than connecting through the Airport in route to somewhere else.<br><br>“The record-breaking number of passengers Sky Harbor saw in 2019 is another data point highlighting the importance of investing in our airport," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the number one economic engine in the state—yet receives no tax dollars and operates solely with the revenue generated by businesses operating there. We must continue to deliver not only world-class customer service, but ensure upgraded facilities to travelers and those that want to do business with our airport."<br><br>In order to meet the demand on facilities, Phoenix Sky Harbor has several projects underway. These include the 2.5-mile extension of the PHX Sky Train® from the terminals to the Rental Car Center. Additional passenger traffic has placed enormous demand on the Airport's facilities, in particular the curbs. The extension of the PHX Sky Train® to the Rental Car Center will take more than 80 buses off of the roadways and help alleviate curb congestion as well as make for a more efficient experience getting passengers to and from their rental cars.<br><br>Other projects include the recent completion of the Terminal 3 Modernization Program which included three phases – a new consolidated security checkpoint to get travelers to their gates faster, a brand new South Concourse, and a renovated North Concourse, both with all new local restaurants, shops and customer amenities.  Construction is also underway at Terminal 4 where an eight-gate concourse is being built and slated to open in 2022. It will be occupied by Southwest Airlines and will feature new shops, restaurants and customer amenities.<br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport also continues to bring new airlines and destinations to its customers. In 2019, American Airlines launched their first-ever nonstop service from Phoenix to London Heathrow Airport as well as new service to Chihuahua, Mexico. Condor Airlines extended their seasonal service to Frankfurt, Germany, and in 2020, America's Friendliest Airport® will welcome Eurowings, which will begin nonstop seasonal to service to Frankfurt as well. PHX currently offers nonstop service to more than 100 domestic destinations and 23 international destinations.<br><br>For more information on Sky Harbor's future development projects, please visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, and for information on all the places you can travel from PHX, visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br><div style="text-align:center;">– 30 –<br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:left;">Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.</div><br><br><br><br></html></div>
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Completes Modernization of Terminal 3 7:00:00 AM Sky Harbor International Airport Completes Modernization of Terminal 3<div class="ExternalClassAE8ADA334B694E83AEF204A7FC2951FE"><html>PHOENIX – Today, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Cindy McCain, members of the Phoenix City Council and other city leaders unveiled a plaque at Phoenix Sky Harbor's John S. McCain III Terminal 3 to honor the longtime U.S. Senator.  <br><br>In 2017, Phoenix City Council voted to name Terminal 3 the John S. McCain III Terminal 3. The Terminal, which originally opened in 1979, has undergone an extensive modernization. In early February, the final stage of the modernization will be complete when the newly renovated north concourse opens. <br><br><img style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/5X3A4219.JPG" />“This is a great day for Phoenix," said Mayor Gallego. “We dedicated Terminal 3 to one of our nation's greatest public servants--John McCain. We also marked the completion of a multi-year modernization project at the airport. The new concourse will be home to local restaurants, stunning art, a nursing room, and increased energy efficiency standards. This is another important investment in our state's number one economic driver."<br><br>Cindy McCain also attended the unveiling of her husband's plaque, which will be permanently installed on Level 1 of the terminal bearing his name.<br><br>“Aviation was in John's blood. The terminal that now bears his name in our state's beloved airport is one small way that his legacy will live on in the place he called home," she said.<br><br>The north concourse features 10 airline gates and all new shops, restaurants and customer amenities such as an animal relief area, a nursing room, a family restroom, hearing loop connectivity in the gate areas, and access to power from every seat. <br><br>New restaurants include Ajo Al's, Scramble and The Phoenix Beer Company. These restaurants represent local favorites and will give visitors to the Airport a taste of what the area has to offer. New shops include Discover Arizona with Tech-on-the-Go/House of Marley and Stellar News + Market with Starbucks.<br><br>Like the previous two components of the Terminal 3 Modernization Program, the north concourse offers incredible views of Phoenix's desert landscape, including Camelback Mountain, and plenty of natural light. <br><div style="text-align:left;"><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:200px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/5X3A4211.JPG" />Travelers will also find a public art installation in the north connector bridge. The piece, titled Phoenix Light Threshold, is designed by James Carpenter. The piece features 750 reflective blue and gold aluminum cells that amount to a light-gathering beehive along the west wall of the bridge.</div><br>The north concourse will welcome the first arriving flights on February 3. The first departures from the newly renovated concourse will begin on February 4. All airlines will be relocated from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 by February 6. With the completion of the Terminal 3 Modernization Program, Terminal 2 will close. Terminal 3 will serve Air Canada, Alaska, Boutique Air, Contour Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country and United.<br><br>The project, which cost $590 million was paid for through airport revenues such as parking, concessions, and tenant fees.  No local tax dollars are used. <br><br>For more information, please visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br><br><div style="text-align:center;">##</div><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.<br></html></div>
Phoenix Reminds Education Is Key to Safeguard Against Coronavirus Management & Homeland Security1/27/2020 5:44:00 PM Reminds Education Is Key to Safeguard Against Coronavirus <div class="ExternalClass954E54F08232492F92B6FA5EF7907D8E"><html> <p>The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announced that a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The confirmed case is in a person who recently returned from travel to Wuhan, China where there is currently an outbreak of the virus. <br></p> <p>“In any health emergency situation, the most important thing to remember is educating yourself with factual information from reputable sources is key in staying healthy," Phoenix's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Interim Director Brent Olson said. </p> <p>Arizona health and public safety agencies across the state are working together and are disseminating information on the virus, how it spreads, and how to protect yourself and family from the virus. </p><p>To learn more, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Frequently Asked Questions page at <a target="_blank" href=""></a>. ​<br></p> </html></div> & HS





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