Arizona Transportation

Arizona Transportation

The state of Arizona is having different geographic features in different areas. In the northern region plains and canyon rule the scenario, while in south there are the steep mountains. The transportation facility in each area should be such that it suits the geographical features. The transportation in Arizona is mainly by roadway and rail route. Air transportation is also used by the people to travel between the regions and to other states and countries.

Arizona Road Transport and Highways

The State Highway Commission introduced the Arizona State Highway in September 1927 and this road network was incorporated in the US highway system and the Federal Aid System. In the year 1927, when the so called highway way wasintroduced, the roads were built as simple dirt roads or just clear routes and they were later converted to the better and wider roads connecting different places in the state and also connecting the state to other states in the nation. Today the state has six interstate highways passing through it, namely the Interstate 15 running northeast or southwest, Interstate 17,and the Interstate 19 which runs in north south direction and the Interstate 8, the Interstate 10, and the Interstate 40 running eastwest.

The places like Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff and Casa Grande has a very good intermitted network of road travelling in and out of the place. Phoenix has a network of interstate highways, US highways and state routes and the two major interstates, Interstate 10 and Interstate 17. The Tucson region has State Routes 10 and 19 running through the southern part of the state terminating near the international border of Mexico and State Route 77 which runs through the northern Tucson and terminates at the Navajo Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona. Yuma has Interstate route I 8 passing through it whereas Casa Grande has I 8 and I-10 running through it; Flagstaff has the interstate routes I 17 and I 40 serving it. Close to the county Yuma along the Colorado River, there is the U S Route 95 which goes from Las Vegas to the international Mexican border near Yuma.

The public bus transit systems serve the metropolitan area of Phoenix and Tucson. The intercity common carrier of bus, Greyhound Lines serves several smaller communities statewide along with Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Yuma.

Arizona Rail Transportation

The National Railroad Transport System, Amtrak was organized in the year 1971 in the United States to provide intercity passenger train service. It operates in the Southwest Chief, Sunset Limit and Texas Eagle. The Southwest Chiefs route runs through the Winslow, Kinsman and through Flagstaff and the other Amtrak route, the Texas Eagle goes through Benson, Tucson, Maricopa and Yuma.

The Valley Metro Rail, which is the light rail system that was officially, opened in the month of December 2008, connects the central part of Phoenix with the nearby cities of Mesa and Tempe.

A Regional Transport Plan was approved in the year 2006 by voters in Tucson regarding the transportation system. This is a comprehensive plan for bus transit, steer car and roadway improvement program.  According to this, the idea is to introduce a light rail steer car system travelling through the down town area to connect University of Arizona with the western edge of the downtown, the Rio Nuevo master plan area. And this route is to be further developed to other places in the coming time.

Arizona Air Transportation

The largest Airport and the major airport in the state of Arizona is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport which has regularly scheduled commercial flight services. This airport is also ranked the seventh busiest airport in the whole world in account for its aircraft movement and is ranked seventeenth in the world for the passenger traffic.

The Tucson International Airport at Tucson, the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport at Mesa, the Yuma International Airport at Yuma; the Prescott Municipal Airport at Prescott; and the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport at flagstaff are some of the other airports in the state of Arizona which provides regular commercial services. Grand Canyon National Park Airport is a single runway, small but very busy airport which provides tourist flights from Las Vegas. There are also a few other Airports in Arizona which does not schedule regular commercial flights. These includes the airport in Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Municipal Airport, a reliever Airport designed to relieve the congestion of passenger in large commercial service airport and the Deer Valley Airport which provides the charter facilities through different companies and is the home to the flight training operations of West Wind School of Aeronautics and TransPac Aviation Academy.

Arizona Department of Transportation

Arizona Department of Transportation
Agency overview
Formed 1974
Preceding agencies Arizona Highway Department
Arizona Department of Aeronautics
Jurisdiction Arizona
Headquarters 206 S. 17th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona
Agency executives John S. Halikowski, Interim Director
John Bogert, Chief of Staff
Floyd Roehrich Jr., State Engineer
Parent agency State of Arizona

List of Airports in Arizona

City FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name Role ENPL.
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Bullhead City IFP IFP KIFP Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport P-N 109,365
Flagstaff FLG FLG KFLG Flagstaff Pulliam Airport P-N 44,236
Grand Canyon / Tusayan GCN GCN KGCN Grand Canyon National Park Airport P-N 77,935
Peach Springs 1G4 GCW none Grand Canyon West Airport P-N 25,947
Phoenix PHX PHX KPHX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport P-L 20,796,146
Tucson TUS TUS KTUS Tucson International Airport P-M 2,178,909
Yuma NYL YUM KNYL Yuma International Airport / MCAS Yuma P-N 77,579
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Mesa IWA AZA KIWA Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport CS 16
Page PGA PGA KPGA Page Municipal Airport CS 5,397
Prescott PRC PRC KPRC Prescott Municipal Airport CS 4,140
Show Low SOW SOW KSOW Show Low Regional Airport CS 6,437
Reliever Airports
Chandler CHD   KCHD Chandler Municipal Airport RL  
Glendale GEU   KGEU Glendale Municipal Airport RL 44
Goodyear GYR GYR KGYR Phoenix Goodyear Airport RL 25
Marana (near Tucson) AVQ AVW KAVQ Marana Regional Airport RL 16
Mesa FFZ MSC KFFZ Falcon Field RL 4
Phoenix DVT DVT KDVT Phoenix Deer Valley Airport RL 83
Scottsdale SDL SCF KSDL Scottsdale Airport RL 4,941
Tucson RYN   KRYN Ryan Field RL 8
General Aviation Airports
Ajo P01     Eric Marcus Municipal Airport GA  
Bagdad E51 BGT   Bagdad Airport GA  
Benson E95     Benson Municipal Airport GA  
Bisbee P04 BSQ   Bisbee Municipal Airport GA  
Buckeye BXK BXK KBXK Buckeye Municipal Airport GA 80
Casa Grande CGZ CGZ KCGZ Casa Grande Municipal Airport GA 3
Chinle E91     Chinle Municipal Airport GA 111
Cibecue Z95     Cibecue Airport GA  
Clifton / Morenci CFT CFT KCFT Greenlee County Airport GA  
Colorado City AZC   KAZC Colorado City Municipal Airport GA  
Coolidge P08     Coolidge Municipal Airport GA  
Cottonwood P52 CTW   Cottonwood Airport GA  
Douglas / Bisbee DUG DUG KDUG Bisbee-Douglas International Airport GA  
Eloy E60     Eloy Municipal Airport GA  
Ganado 85V     Ganado Airport GA  
Gila Bend E63     Gila Bend Municipal Airport GA  
Globe P13     San Carlos Apache Airport GA 2
Holbrook P14     Holbrook Municipal Airport GA  
Kayenta 0V7 MVM   Kayenta Airport GA 5
Kingman IGM IGM KIGM Kingman Airport GA 2,435
Lake Havasu City HII HII KHII Lake Havasu City Airport GA 1,683
Marana MZJ MZJ KMZJ Pinal Airpark GA 5
Nogales OLS OLS KOLS Nogales International Airport GA 4
Parker P20     Avi Suquilla Airport GA  
Payson PAN PJB KPAN Payson Airport GA 44
Polacca P10 PXL   Polacca Airport GA  
Safford SAD SAD KSAD Safford Regional Airport GA 4
San Manuel E77     San Manuel Airport GA  
Sedona SEZ SDX KSEZ Sedona Airport GA 26
Sierra Vista / Ft Huachuca FHU FHU KFHU Sierra Vista Municipal Airport / Libby AAF GA 888
Springerville D68     Springerville Municipal Airport GA 24
St. Johns SJN SJN KSJN St. Johns Industrial Air Park GA  
Taylor TYL TYZ KTYL Taylor Airport GA  
Tuba City T03 TBC   Tuba City Airport GA  
Whiteriver E24 WTR   Whiteriver Airport GA 1
Wickenburg E25     Wickenburg Municipal Airport GA 72
Willcox P33     Cochise County Airport GA  
Williams CMR   KCMR H.A. Clark Memorial Field GA  
Window Rock RQE   KRQE Window Rock Airport GA 583
Winslow INW INW KINW Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport GA 4
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Bowie E54     Bowie Airport    
Bullhead City A20     Sun Valley Airport    
Chandler P19 SLJ   Stellar Airpark    
Douglas DGL DGL KDGL Douglas Municipal Airport    
Douglas P03     Cochise College Airport    
Kearny E67     Kearny Airport    
Maricopa E68     Estrella Sailport    
Meadview L25     Pearce Ferry Airport   30
Mohave Valley A09     Eagle Airpark    
Page L41     Marble Canyon Airport    
Peach Springs L37 PGS   Grand Canyon Caverns Airport    
Peoria P48     Pleasant Valley Airport    
Phoenix A39     Phoenix Regional Airport    
Pima E37     Flying J Ranch Airport    
Seligman P23     Seligman Airport    
Sells E78     Sells Airport    
Somerton 44A     Rolle Field    
Superior E81     Superior Municipal Airport    
Temple Bar / Lake Mead U30     Temple Bar Airport    
Tombstone P29     Tombstone Municipal Airport    
Valle 40G 40G   Valle Airport    
Whitmore 1Z1     Grand Canyon Bar 10 Airport    
Wickenburg 44E     Forepaugh Airport    
Other Military Airports
Gila Bend GBN   KGBN Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field    
Glendale LUF LUF KLUF Luke Air Force Base   19
Tucson DMA DMA KDMA Davis-Monthan Air Force Base   253
Yuma LGF LGF KLGF Laguna Army Airfield    
Notable Private-Use Airports
Carefree       Skyranch    
Chandler 34AZ     Gila River Memorial Airport    
Queen Creek 5AZ3     Pegasus Airpark    
Peach Springs 3AZ5     Hualapai Airport    
Rimrock 48AZ     Rimrock Airport    
Tucson / Oro Valley 57AZ     La Cholla Airpark    
Notable Former Airports
Casa Grande E58     Three Point Airport (closed 1998-2000)    
Tuweep / Grand Canyon L50     Tuweep Airport (closed)    

Arizona Trucking Companies

Trucking Companies Located in Arizona
Aaa Advantage Auto Transport, INC
Air Cargo Transit, INC.
B.J. Cecil Trucking, INC
Chemical Transportation, INC.
Dewitt Bros., INC.
Echo Trucking Company
Giant Industries Arizona, INC.
Hurley Trucking Company, INC.
Knight Transportation, INC.
L & N Transport, INC.
Los Angeles - Yuma Freight Lines, INC.
Manuel Huerta Trucking, INC.
Mckelvey Trucking Co.
Mkp Transport, INC.
Northland Trucking
Raider Trucking, INC.
Roads West Transportation, INC.
Swift Transportation Company, INC.
Total Warehousing, INC.

Arizona (AZ) Transport Companies

  1. Mo Vaughn Transport - (440) 248-3314
  2. LandJet - 800-421-8633
  3. Convoy Logistics - 866-626-6869
  4. - (951) 471-5589
  5. Montway Auto Transport - 888-666-8929
  6. Cummings Transport - (661) 758-0841
  7. Moore Express - 901-338-2274