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Phoenix Sky Harbor Becomes First Airport in the World to Offer Waymo Rider-Only Autonomous Vehicle Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/innovation/2692Innovation12/16/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2692/VIPS and Waymo Car.jfifPhoenix Sky Harbor Becomes First Airport in the World to Offer Waymo Rider-Only Autonomous Vehicle Service<div class="ExternalClass130AFA561D4947668EB675A3516C03EC"><html>​​Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, has set another milestone today with Waymo launching fully autonomous vehicle service to the general public at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego arrived today at the 44th Street and Washington PHX Sky Train® Station via a Waymo vehicle to launch the new service. This set a global milestone as Phoenix Sky Harbor became the first airport in the world to offer travelers the ability to take a Waymo autonomous vehicle as a means of transportation to and from the airport.<br><br>“Phoenix is leading the future of mobility and modernizing how the world will experience travel," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The exciting technology offers our customers an additional option for traveling to the airport in a clean, sustainable, and technologically advanced mode of transportation. The future has arrived in Phoenix!"<br><br>Waymo also announced today it is more than doubling the Waymo One service area in Downtown Phoenix. The expansion connects the airport service to a large swath of the downtown area, offering safe and convenient mobility options to Phoenicians and travelers alike.<br><br> In early November, Waymo began offering its Trusted Tester participants the opportunity to take autonomous rides to and from downtown Phoenix and the Airport with an autonomous specialist in the vehicle. Now, Waymo has removed the autonomous specialist from the vehicle and anyone can hail a Waymo to ride between the airport and downtown Phoenix.<br><br>Rides are available 24 hours, seven days a week in Waymo's fully electric Jaguar I-PACE equipped with the fifth generation Waymo Driver. Pickups and drop-offs occur at the 44 th Street PHX Sky Train® Station where travelers can hop on the free PHX Sky Train® direct to the terminals. Trains arrive and depart every few minutes.<br><br>This new service comes two years after Waymo opened its fully autonomous commercial ride-hailing service, Waymo One, to the public in the East Valley of Phoenix; and builds on the company's strong partnership with the City of Phoenix.<br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/innovationNewsinnovationWaymo Car at airport InnovationTamra Ingersoll602-341-0928tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/7/Tamra_Ingersoll.jpg

 

 

Phoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3134Parks and Recreation6/17/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3134/Fabulous-Phoenix-Fourth.jpgPhoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024<div class="ExternalClass244F2B2B1D674A099D86B80625E51D18"><html> <p>​​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the return of its annual fireworks events, Fabulous Phoenix 4th, Light up the Sky and After Dark in the Park. <br></p> <p>Fabulous Phoenix 4th takes place at Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Road) on Thursday July 4, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.</p> <p>Light Up the Sky occurs on Wednesday, July 3, 2024,  from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  at American Family Fields of Phoenix, 3600 N. 51st Ave.  </p> <p>After Dark in the Park takes place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Deer Valley Park, 1 9602 N. 19th Ave. Fireworks being at 8:45 p.m.</p><p>The 36th Annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th features one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest with more than 7,800 aerial effects. This free, non-alcoholic family event attracts thousands of attendees.</p> <p>The event will include a spectacular fireworks display with plenty of food, music, and games for all ages. We look forward to seeing you all at Fabulous Phoenix 4th!</p> <p> <b>Know Before You Go<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Please note on July 3, the entire park will be closed for event load-in until 6:00 p.m. event time on July 4.</span> </p> <p> <b>Is there an admission fee?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Admission is FREE! Vendors will be selling a variety of items, including food and beverage, arts and crafts, and promotional items. </span> <em style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ATMs will NOT be available for this year's event, please plan accordingly.</em> </p> <p> <b>How do I get to the event?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Fabulous Phoenix 4th is held at Steele Indian School Park, located at 3rd St. and Indian School Rd. There is no vehicle entrance and no public parking at the event. There are three pedestrian entrances: Central Ave. and Glenrosa Ave., 3rd St. and Indian School Rd., and 7th St. just north of Turney Ave.</span> </p> <p>Learn more about road closures for the event on the <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/special-events/fabphx4/know-before-you-go" target="_blank"><strong>Know Before You Go</strong></a> site.<br> <br><b>What should I definitely bring?<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Lots of cold water! Though water will be available for purchase at the event, having an ample supply of water will help ensure that you stay hydrated. Also, it's suggested that you bring shade. Personal shade devices are allowed and encouraged, however, at sunset all standing shade devices must be lowered and safely put away.</span></p> <p> <b>What items can I NOT bring?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Items you cannot bring include drones, alcohol, fold-out tables, personal fireworks, barbecue grills, glass bottles, pets (service animals are permitted), laser pointers, skateboards, inline skates and kites. Fishing is prohibited during the event.</span> </p> <p>For more tips and information, visit our <a href="/parks/special-events/fabphx4" target="_blank"><strong>Fabulous Phoenix 4th website</strong></a>. For recorded event information call 602 534 FEST (3378).<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Celebrating Fathers with M.A.N. C.A.V.E.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3135Human Services6/16/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/hCu7lxjL1vUCelebrating Fathers with M.A.N. C.A.V.E.<div class="ExternalClassA77808BA8A6A4BB384043F0D6DF1F46F"><html> <p> ​In collaboration with the Greater Urban League and My Brother’s Keeper, the Human Services Department’s M.A.N. C.A.V.E project is a fatherhood program committed to increasing male involvement by equipping fathers and male role models with the tools, experiences and support they need to have positive relationships with their children and families. ​<br></p> <p>Learn more about the program at azmancave.org or text “fatherhood” to 602-932-6633.</p> <p>Discover more Human Services Department programs at <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/humanservices">phoenix.gov/humanservices​</a>.<br></p> <div> <br> <br> </div> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideo
Resources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanuphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/3133Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/15/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3133/Newsroom_MonsoonPW_1000.jpgResources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanup<div class="ExternalClassA361854AEC374923B219FFB44C730339"><html> <div>​The 2024 Monsoon officially began on June 15. The Phoenix Public Works Department offers many services that may come in handy before, during, and after big storms. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Once the first major storm event with likely flooding is in the forecast (as determined by the Office of Emergency Management), sand for sandbags will be made available (while supplies last) at specific City parks. Residents will need to bring their own bags and shovels. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>NOTE: Sand is not yet available at the following locations. The City of Phoenix will publish additional notices when a monsoon event necessitates sand placement in the following parks: </strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>District 1 – Paseo Highlands Park – 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. <br></li> <li>District 2 – Paradise Valley Park – 17642 N. 40th St. <br></li> <li>District 3 – Moon Valley Park – 502 W. Coral Gables Dr. <br></li> <li>District 4 – Encanto Park Sports Complex – 2121 N. 15th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 5 – El Oso Park – 3451 N. 75th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 6 – Pecos Park – 17010 S. 48th St. <br></li> <li>District 7 – Cesar Chavez Park – 7858 S. 35th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 8 – Esteban Park – 3345 E. Roeser Rd. </li> </ul> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Fallen branches and large storm debris can be placed for <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?799274033f7d1afe069926307ca0d76a9092653b8ee774527576b148d61f6c0c" target="_blank">bulk trash collection</a> if it happens during your placement/collection week (be sure to check the <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/2024%20Bulk%20Trash%20Collection%20Schedule_English.pdf" target="_blank">placement and collection schedule</a>). </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Beginning September 30, we will switch to an <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/Flyer_English_Appointment_Bulk_Trash.pdf" target="_blank">appointment-based bulk trash collection system</a> that will allow you to schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you! </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you need to dispose of fallen branches when it’s not your turn for bulk trash collection, you can cut them into small pieces, bag them, and put them in your curbside or alley trash container. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Each residential customer can drop off up to one ton of debris per calendar month (single visit) directly at our <a href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable" target="_blank">transfer stations </a>at no charge. Be sure to bring your City services bill and your ID. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Other Monsoon Reminders </strong> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Please bag and tie all trash (do not bag recyclables<br></li> <li>Make sure your lid is closed <br></li> <li>Return your empty containers back to your property promptly so they don't float or blow away in the street during a storm. <br></li> <li>If your curbside containers get damaged (or lost!) during a monsoon storm, you can schedule a service to have your container either repaired or replaced for free. <br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Household Hazardous Waste</strong> <br> </div> <div>As temperatures rise, so does the danger of putting hazardous waste in curbside trash or recycling bins. Items like batteries, pool chemicals, paints, and oils can cause garbage truck fires (also known as hot loads) that endanger truck drivers, slow down collection, and cause extremely expensive damage. Please utilize the <a href="/publicworks/recycling/household-hazardous-waste" target="_blank">Household Hazardous Waste Collection program​</a> to properly dispose of hazardous items. <br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews

 

 

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