Ali Hoxie, WXYZ Detroit

Ali Hoxie

WXYZ Detroit

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Ali:

Detroit officials work to make city streets safer after increase in deadly crashes

Dangerous and deadly streets in the City of Detroit are catching the eye of city officials and for good reason. → Read More

University of Michigan lab working to create safer electric vehicle batteries that last longer

The UM Battery Lab is helping create the batteries of the future for EVs, but it's something that's going to take years before it finishes. → Read More

Many local school districts deal with bus driver shortages as school begins

Students will return to the sound of the first bell on Monday morning, but they have to find a way to get to school first. → Read More

Rochester Community Schools to roll out app that allows parents to track bus, child, throughout school year

Rochester Community School district has created an app that will allow parents to track exactly where their child is. → Read More

MDOT planning major work on I-375, I-696 & I-94 in new 5-year plan; public comment sought

Road construction season is in full swing with major projects going on across metro Detroit roads and highways. → Read More

Despite recruiting efforts many school districts are struggling to hire bus drivers

We are just a few weeks away from the start of the school year and getting kids to school continues to be a challenge for many districts. → Read More

Proposed train from Ann Arbor to Traverse City nears phase 2 of study

This is the time of year in Michigan when families head Up North to experience the wonders of Northern Michigan. → Read More

State representative pushing to replace gas tax with a tax that measures lane mile usage

With record-high gas prices, more people are turning towards buying electric vehicles, but this trend could create a major deficit in funding to fix the roads. → Read More

Take turns: The zipper merge is the right way to get through a lane closure

A zipper merge is when two lanes of traffic are brought down to one lane of traffic. When to merge can get confusing, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. → Read More

Are roads in Ohio better than roads in Michigan? Here's how they differ

This spring, Michigan drivers have been dealing with nasty potholes, on top of mounting construction projects to fix the aging infrastructure. It's also not hard to see a difference when you cross the border from Michigan into Ohio. → Read More

Expert tips on how to refinance your mortgage to save some extra cash

(WXYZ) — Nathanael Soto and Jogenia Gonzlez wanted to take advantage of lower mortgage rates, so they recently refinanced for big monthly savings. "Before I was paying 4.7%, now it dropped to 2.8%, we are saving about $400 dollars,” the pair said. So why don’t more homeowners do what they did? “Despite the prospect of saving thousands of dollars off their loan, many homeowners are not… → Read More

School bus driver shortage weighing on Michigan parents as routes get delayed, canceled

Hopping on the school bus is a challenge for kids across Michigan, including here in metro Detroit. → Read More

Best southeast Michigan roads to see the fall colors in 2021

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year to hit Michigan roads and see the leaves changing colors. Luckily, you don’t have to go far. → Read More

Here's what you can do to get the most out of your car

Drivers are choosing to hang onto their cars for longer. According to data from IHS Markit, the average age of a car has topped 12 years for the first time ever. → Read More

Return of rush hour? Traffic picks up on metro Detroit roads as people return to work

Even as we return back to a "new normal," life as we once knew it has changed. That includes changes in traffic patterns. → Read More

2 metro Detroit mothers create app to help safely install car seats

SALINE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Two mothers working for Toyota are making getting around metro Detroit safer for children, making sure parents know how to properly use a car seat. “I knew I needed a car seat but I didn’t know how to choose one,” said Jennifer Pelky. Pelky, from Brighton, says the first time she tried to pick out a car seat, it was a confusing process. She is an engineer working for… → Read More

The best ways to make the most out of your gas tank as prices rise

DETROIT — Gas prices are above $3 per gallon in most of metro Detroit, forcing some to find ways to make the most of the gas in their tanks. “I try to drive not as much, but I also try to find the cheapest gas,” said Dwain Fennoy. 7 Action News wanted to know what other ways people can make the most out of their gas tanks, so we got in touch with auto expert John McElroy, who works for… → Read More

Bill package would give driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in Michigan

DETROIT — A new set of bills being dubbed the Drive Safe bill package would allow both driver's licenses and state IDs to undocumented immigrants. Currently, there are 16 states and Washington DC that allows both driver's licenses and state ID cards to those living in those states undocumented. A few include Illinois, California, Utah and Vermont. Virginia was the latest to pass legislation in… → Read More

Wayne County 2021 road construction underway; here's a list of projects

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Wayne County has a plan to make getting around metro Detroit a little easier for years to come, which means you’ll be seeing plenty of orange barrels this summer. Construction season is already underway for the 2021 season with $100 million going towards the roads this year. This will consisted of 25 road construction projects, eight bridge projects and 70 pavement… → Read More

Lack of drivers for Uber and Lyft leaving riders frustrated

If you’ve had a hard time catching a Lyft or Uber lately, you’re not alone. Riders have been left feeling stranded waiting for a ride. The reason, a lack of drivers along with increasing demand. → Read More