Fast Facts from ADOT

ADOT Fast Facts

Public Motor Vehicle Services

Driver licenses in Arizona

Arizona drivers and licenses

  FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Drivers licensed by ADOT MVD *5,369,964 *5,678,867 5,873,322
Travel IDs 645,538 1,122,959 1,385,708
Commercial driver licenses 113,735 112,096 114,250

* Driver licenses number previously included identification cards. Recent updates exclude these counts.


Vehicles Registered in Arizona

Arizona drivers and licenses


  FY19 FY20 FY21
vehicles registered * 7,863,112 * 7,828,255 7,444,032

* Vehicle registrations included an "unassigned category" for law enforcement's use and also included disability placards. Recent updates excluded these counts.


Arizona drivers and licenses

  FY19 FY20 FY21
other alternate-fuel vehicles 33,299 37,477 63,147

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  FY19 FY20 FY21
electric vehicles 28,770 34,898 40,964

MVD Customers, Transactions and Revenues

MVD customers and transactions

  FY19 FY20  
Customers Served 2.4 million 2.7 Million  
Transactions 13.7 million 15 million  

ADOT revenues

  FY19 FY20
Online Transactions $660 million $832 million
Authorized Third Parties $598 million $632 million
ADOT field offices $159 million $157 million
other sources $140 million $70.2 million
Total Revenue collected $1.56 billion $1.69 billion

Road Projects, Preservation & Maintenance

Infrastructure Enhancements: rehabilitation, expansion, modernization, preservation

ADOT revenues

  FY19 FY20
rehabilitation projects $246 million $228 million
expansion projects $164 million $121 million
modernization projects $75 million $79 million
preservation projects $31 million $37 million

Spending - trash pickup, emergency response, pothole repair

ADOT revenues

  • $6.7 million trash pickup / year
  • $3.9 million emergency response / year
  • $3 million pothole repair / year

Maintenance - highways, bridges, plowing snow

Bridge maintenance


  • 4,810 bridges



  • 118 days plowing snow

Transportation Infrastructure Systems, Services & Safety

What is the volume of traffic in the Phoenix Metro area?

  • Currently about 1.7 million vehicles/month

Freeway water removal - what is our capacity?

  • With more than 50 pump stations around the Phoenix area freeway system, we can pump about 3.2 million gallons/minute.
  • An individual pump inside an ADOT pump station can remove more than 12,000 gallons per minute – the equivalent of emptying a 30,000 gallon swimming pool in less than 3 minutes.

How many traffic signs are there?

  • 200,000+ signs statewide 

How many striping miles are there in the state?

ADOT Facts
  • 7,000 lane miles maintained by ADOT (6,960) throughout the state

About 26,619 striping miles, requiring about 238,250 gallons of paint


How many Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) features do we have?

collage of traffic technology symbols
  • 15,078 lighting fixtures
  • 11,303 lighting posts
  • 3,140 traffic signal poles
  • 615 traffic signal cabinets
  • 393 closed-circuit television feeds
  • 313 lighting cabinets
  • 296 digital message boards
  • 257 metered ramps

Transportation Planning & Programming

Vehicular Miles Traveled (VMT) by Roadway (2018)

ADOT Facts
  • 181 million TOTAL daily VMT
    • 77.2 million on other arterial roadways
    • 40.1 million on interstate highways
    • 23.6 million on other freeways and expressways
    • 21.7 million on local roadways
    • 18.6 million on collector roadways

Roadway types (managed by ADOT)

ADOT Facts
  • 6,780 TOTAL (centerline) miles
  • 51,157 miles of local roadway
  • 8,251 miles of collector roadway
  • 5,972 miles of other arterial roadway
  • 1,169 miles of interstate highway
  • 233 miles of other freeway and expressway

Five-Year Program Information Related to Roads (2021-2025)

ADOT revenues

Five-year totals:

  • $1.6 billion for pavement and bridge preservation
  • $452 million for highway system expansion
  • $388 million for highway modernization

Long-Range Transportation Plan information:

ADOT revenues

  • $53.3 billion highway capital needs to 2040 (estimated)
  • $22.8 billion revenues (estimated)
  • $30.5 billion funding gap (estimated)

Airport funding grants provided to airports in Arizona

ADOT revenues

  • $21 million total average annual program dollars
  • 67 airports served

Public Transit Federal Funding Grants allocated to Arizona providers

ADOT revenues

  • $34.86 million, 35 providers from rural public transit CARES funding during pandemic (2020)
  • $15.6 million, 27 providers to serve rural public transit needs
  • $4 million, 42 providers to serve the elderly and persons with disabilities
  • $3.3 million, 12 providers for buses and bus facilities
  • $3 million, 11 providers for transit planning needs
  • $2.1 million, 2 providers for small urban area needs

Permitting, Inspections & Enforcement

Enforcement and Compliance Division (ECD) Function/Staffing Levels

commercial truck and license

  • ECD consists of Office of the Inspector General and Enforcement Services Bureau
  • 272 police officer detective and civilian positions statewide

Ports of Entry

commercial truck and license

  • Manages 22 ports of entry statewide

  • Ports of entry monitor all commercial traffic entering Arizona for registration, taxes, size and weight restrictions, commercial driver license requirements, insurance requirements, and equipment safety requirements, and issue permits as required.


K-9 Program

K9 program

  • ADOT-ECD manages a unit of five K-9s to support operations and respond to requests from city and county agencies.
  • Officers are trained to interdict drugs, money and human trafficking.
  • The program has interdicted one of the largest drug seizures in Mohave County (1,100 lbs).

Border Liaison Unit

  • The Unit conducts workshops in Mexico and the United States
  • Partners with the motor carrier industry and provides workshops and instructional classes
  • Promotes and ensures the safe, efficient movement of people, goods and services through Arizona's southern international ports of entry while promoting compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations