A. The director may provide technical transportation planning expertise to local governments when requested, coordinate local government transportation planning with regional and state transportation planning and guide local transportation planning to assure compliance with federal requirements.  The planning authority granted by this subsection does not preempt planning responsibilities and decisions of local governments.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 28-364

  • Board: means the transportation board. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the department of transportation acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Director: means the director of the department of transportation. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Driver: means a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Driver license: means a license that is issued by a state to an individual and that authorizes the individual to drive a motor vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way if a part of the way is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • State: means a state of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • State highway: means a state route or portion of a state route that is accepted and designated by the board as a state highway and that is maintained by the state. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. If the governor declares a state of emergency, the director may contract and do all things necessary to provide emergency transportation services for the residents in the affected areas whether the emergency transportation is by street, rail or air.

C. On a determination that it is in this state’s best interest, the director may authorize payment for necessary relocation costs in advance of work being performed if an existing facility owned by the United States must be relocated or adjusted due to construction, modification or improvement of a state highway.  The director shall base each advance payment on an estimate of cost of the proposed relocation or adjustment prepared by the federal government and acceptable to the director and shall base the final compensation on the actual agreed cost.

D. The director of the department of transportation in consultation with the director of the department of public safety shall develop procedures to exchange information for any purpose related to sections 28-1324, 28-1325, 28-1326, 28-1462 and 28-3318.

E. The director may establish a system or process that does all of the following:

1. Allows for mailing notices of service or other legal documents or records of the department electronically or digitally to a person who consents to receiving these notices, documents or records through a secure electronic or digital system.

2. Enables a person to establish a financial account in the department’s database.  The account shall be accessible by the person or the person’s authorized representative to review statements of all transactions associated with the person’s account and to make prepayments or payments for authorized transactions with the department.  Notwithstanding any other law, monies in financial accounts established pursuant to this section that remain unexpended for a period of five years or more revert to the Arizona highway user revenue fund and shall be distributed pursuant to section 28-6538.

3. Allows a person to comply with the photograph update and proof of vision test requirements prescribed by section 28-3173 through electronic or digital means that meet the department’s standards.

F. The director, in consultation with the Arizona medical board or the state board of optometry, may do all of the following:

1. Establish medical and vision standards for driver license applicants and examinations.

2. Establish courses of training, training facilities and qualifications and methods of training for driver license examining personnel.

3. Establish procedures for the certification of driver license examining personnel and driver license instructors personnel.

4. Direct research in the field of licensing drivers.  The director may accept public or private grants for the research.

5. Conduct research in the field of examination or reexamination of licensing individual drivers with medical or vision problems.

6. Set minimum vision standards for the operation of a motor vehicle in this state.

G. The director may implement electronic or digital versions of driver licenses, nonoperating identification licenses, vehicle registration cards, license plates or any other official record of the department.