Read popular news from the past week from Gilbert and Chandler.

Chandler's new First-Mile, Last-Mile partnership with Lyft begins Sept. 1

The city of Chandler begins a new partnership with Lyft on Sept. 1 in which the city will provide up to 50% off rides to and from designated bus stops south of Pecos Road.

Chandler USD board moves to have elementary students return in a staggered model; secondary students expected to return in person Oct. 13

The Chandler USD governing board voted Sept. 2 to begin a staggered start for elementary students and to keep junior high and high school students attending school virtually until the start of the second quarter, as long as benchmarks from the county health department continue to be met.

Town addressing traffic with investments in technology

Traffic consistently rates among Gilbert residents’ top concerns, but town officials said they are ready to make important forays into intelligent traffic systems to address it.

Yung Koprowski selected as Gilbert vice mayor

Gilbert Town Council honored its former mayor and vice mayor and appointed a new vice mayor at its Sept. 1 meeting.

Yung Koprowski, who was appointed to council April 21, was the unanimous choice for the vice mayor role.

Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival postponed until March

The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival, rescheduled due to COVID-19 for this October, has been pushed to March 2021, according to the event organizers.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.