Arizona legislators have proposed regulations for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, which would help legitimize their operations in the state.The system of using an app to find a ride from a private driver might sound like a taxi service, but these companies aren't registered with the state ... More >>
The Mesa Police Department says a taxi driver for Discount Cab Company offered to waive the fair for two women, in exchange for "sexual favors."Believe it or not, police say 43-year-old Eric Vincent didn't get any takers.
In this week's Noise Complaint comic, Up On The Sun cartoonist Robbie Pfeffer riffs on the sorry state of the Valley's bus system.Sure, they might have What Laura Says doing cute little commercials for them, but the Valley's buses as seen through his eyes aren't anywhere you'd happily be. Some ... More >>
Valley MetroPhoenix sounded the alarms this week to prepare the public for a possible bus strike as talks continue with one of the transit unions.Negotiations are expected to continue throughout the day with the union representing employees who fuel and clean the buses (Teamsters Local Union No ... More >>
Phoenix bus riders have been spared a possible bus strike come Monday ...The Teamsters Local Union No. 104, which represents the employees who fuel and clean the buses, extended its contract until August 15.The other two unions that represent Veolia Transportation employees had already agreed to ext ... More >>
MCA houses artsy transit system
Maricopa County officials can't sue the Sheriff's Office for buying a $465,000 bus without their approval, so now they want to sue the bus company. Precisely why Motor Coach Industries would be sued over the internal squabble remains unclear. The county has maintained in this month ... More >>
We broke the news yesterday that one of the three companies that Phoenix is preparing to contract with for cab service at Sky Harbor, Visum Investments, has serious problems with its proposal: Its references don't check out, and its general manager's resume appears to be inaccurate.Today we'r ... More >>
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote tomorrow on contracts with three cab companies to serve passengers at Sky Harbor International Airport.But a New Times' review of public records associated with the city's selection process reveals shocking irregularities with one of those company ... More >>
Bob Bean (right) is among the union protestors at Central Station this morning.A dozen or so light rail operators protested at the Central Station in downtown Phoenix this morning, holding hand-made signs that excoriated both Metro Light Rail and the Boston-based company that manages the line, AC ... More >>
Will Phoenix voters finally get onboard a transit plan?
City pretends that parking garage next to stadium is not a favor to Colangelo's Diamondbacks