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Complexities of transportation funding

People may often wonder why one transportation project starts just as an adjacent project is completed. One might ask, why were the two projects not completed at the same time? The answer is not as simple as one might expect. In the world of roads, transit, safety, bicycle and pedestrian … Read more »

How the RTA began

The Regional Transportation Authority, established by the state Legislature in 2004, collects taxes from a special taxing district within Pima County to fund the RTA’s 20-year regional transportation plan. Since voter approval of the RTA’s plan and half-cent tax in 2006 to fund the plan, the RTA has used $1.3 … Read more »

Recipe for Success

The Regional Transportation Authority is working on a second RTA plan that would take us way beyond 2026, when the current voter-approved plan and funding expire. The RTA Board, made up of representatives from each incorporated jurisdiction in Pima County, is committed to funding all of the roadway projects named … Read more »

RTA 2020 – A year of progress

We will remember 2020 for many reasons, and here’s a good one. It was a busy year for RTA projects and activities. Architects, engineers, designers, project managers, contractors and construction crews are working to keep projects moving forward. It was a year of starting and completing many projects identified in … Read more »

RTA Annual Report available now

The Regional Transportation Authority annually reports on its projects and financial status to the public. Project and financial information is published in two local newspapers. The full fiscal year 2019-20 RTA Annual Report is available online at RTAmobility.com. The report details voter-approved RTA projects completed in fiscal year 2019-20, as … Read more »

RTA strong

The Regional Transportation Authority has a strong foundation built on public support and trust. When voters approved the RTA’s 20-year regional transportation plan and funding in 2006, it was the first, truly regional plan and one that would benefit every community: the towns of Marana, Sahuarita and Oro Valley, the … Read more »

Helping HAWKS increase safety

Safety is an important element of the Regional Transportation Authority plan. RTA roadway projects incorporate safety into the design in various ways. RTA-funded bus pullouts, for example, keep traffic safely moving through an intersection. Other intersection safety improvements include features such as added turn lanes or enhanced directional signage for … Read more »