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PHX Sky Harbor Ready to Welcome College Basketball Visitorshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/3063Aviation4/2/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3063/newsroom_aviation_102.jpgPHX Sky Harbor Ready to Welcome College Basketball Visitors<div class="ExternalClass391B9269373D41579B8D17CAB76ECF68"><html> <p>​Airport & TSA are offering important travel tips</p> <br>PHOENIX – With the College Basketball Championship games being days away, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the TSA are looking forward to welcoming travelers from across the country in for the festivities and are offering the following important travel tips to make the customer journey as seamless as possible.<br><br>Important Travel Tips When Flying into Phoenix: <br><br>If you are planning to rent a car, make sure to reserve your car in advance. Phoenix Sky Harbor is anticipating an increase in car rentals around the College Basketball Championship and vehicles may be limited for walk-up customers.<br><br>Attending events in Downtown Phoenix?  Travel between the Airport and Downtown is easy via the free PHX Sky Train® from all terminals to the Valley Metro Light Rail. After disembarking from the PHX Sky Train®, make sure to purchase your pass from the Valley Metro fare vending machine. Then, take Valley Metro Rail westbound and get off at the 3rd Street/Washington Station for the Phoenix Convention Center, Footprint Center and Chase Field. For Hance Park, use the Roosevelt/Central Ave. or McDowell/Central Ave. stations. For more information on Valley Metro Rail, visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">https://www.valleymetro.org/</a><br><br>Travelers staying with family or friends can save valuable time and avoid traffic by getting picked up at either the 24th Street or 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Stations. Both offer a convenient alternative to driving into the airport.  <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ground-transportation/phx-sky-train/" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/ground-transportation/phx-sky-train/</a><br><br>Travel Tips for departing passengers, especially on Sunday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 9.<br> <br>Remember 5-4-3-2-1.  5 hours before departure - Check out of your hotel; 4 hours before departure – Turn in your rental car; 3 hours before departure – Check in at the Ticket Counter; 2 hours before departure – Get in line at the TSA Security Checkpoint; and 1 hour before departure – Be at your gate.<br><br>Carry on kindly. Travelers should avoid consuming excessive amounts of alcohol prior to boarding, as flight attendants and gate agents may deny boarding to intoxicated passengers. Passengers who engage in unruly behavior at the checkpoint or inflight may face substantial penalties and possible prosecution on criminal charges.<br><br>If you have a NCAA Final Four program, please place it in your carry-on bag. For questions about carry-on and checked items, visit <a href="http://tsa.gov/" target="_blank">TSA.gov</a>  Remember, if you are traveling with needed medications, be sure and place them in your carry-on bag.<br><br>Check your flight status at <a href="http://skyharbor.com/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a>. The website also provides travelers the ability to see what shops and restaurants are near their gate. Shops both pre- and post-security will be selling merchandise from the tournament. <br><br>Travelers can also view security wait times on the home page of skyharbor.com and on the flight information screens in the terminals.<br> <br>Looking to save your place and reduce your wait in the TSA Security Checkpoint line?  Use the PHX RESERVE program. Schedule your time prior to arriving at the airport <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/PHXReserve" target="_blank">on our website</a>. You can schedule your time up to six days in advance. <br><br>If you or someone you will be traveling with has a hidden disability such as dementia or autism, you can reserve a <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/at-the-airport/services/compassion-corner/" target="_blank">Compassion Cacti™ Lanyard</a> in advance, which signals to employees that you may need extra time, assistance, or patience in the travel process. You can even schedule a Navigator Support Guide to accompany you through the airport. <br><br>If you have questions while in the airport, be sure to ask one of our friendly volunteer Navigators in purple. They are stationed throughout the airport to provide help to customers. NCAA volunteers will also be in the terminals to answer questions about local events.<br><br>Visit our <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/about-phx/news-media/announcements/ncaa-mens-final-four/" target="_blank">College Basketball Championships Travel Tips page</a> for more info. <br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. On an average day, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 130,000 passengers arrive at and depart from Phoenix Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation24-Hour Aviation Email skyharborPIO@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/8/Aviation2.pngPHXSkyHarbor

 

 

Nominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity5/28/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_035.jpgNominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass45DB9EB98E384B5AA4FE4D2175B36DBC"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues has a proud history of honoring champions in the disability community that make a tremendous impact in the Valley.  <br></p><p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City of Phoenix are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.). The event honors exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The award ceremony is held annually to recognize award winners that made a commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents and communities of Phoenix. It is our hope this will inspire others to emulate the honorees and provide inclusivity for the community of Phoenix.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award. Self-nominations are encouraged! Nominate yourself or others/businesses that demonstrate a commitment to community. D.A.R.E. award nominees represent the very best of Arizona.</p><p>Showcase the amazing work of individuals and businesses by nominating someone for the D.A.R.E Awards today! Nominations need to be submitted <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u&wdLOR=c74825640-F7DE-4979-9E8E-0BE38E5B8BBE" target="_blank">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Enjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgEnjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museum<div class="ExternalClass40C168040722424893A66EDF1A4DE7F0"><html> <p>​On June 2nd, the City of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a  great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride<br></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'edav Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'edav Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'edav Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.      </p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass3ABEAA7FF79940658F34287C8A5A0B52"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <p> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces. <br></p> <p> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project. <br></p> <p> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews

 

 

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