Citizens group working on next RTA plan hears from first RTA Chair

Sept 11, 2019 - A Citizen's Advisory Committee is preparing to develop a second Regional Transportation Authority plan, a whole new set of transportation investments that would take us beyond June 2026 when the current RTA plan and excise, or sales, tax expire.

The committee met this week and heard remarks from the first ever RTA Chair, Si Schorr. Schorr was RTA chair as the RTA plan was develop in 2005. In 2006, Pima County voters approved the current RTA plan and half-cent sales tax to fund the projects. Schorr had some advice for the Citizens Advisory Committee, "You must listen to everyone. Listen respectfully, but in the final analysis you have to make an independent decision." He added, "Be fact focused. Make decisions based on the facts."

The CAC will work with an RTA technical committee to ensure that recommended projects are feasible and that they make sense for the region. Citizen input is welcome at any time during the process. CAC meetings are open to the public and you may go to rtamobility.com to share your ideas for a new plan.

Once the draft plan is approved by the RTA Board, the Regional Transportation Authority will schedule a series of informational meetings and open houses for public review and comment.

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