Regional Transportation Authority heads into 15th year of project delivery

The commute from one end of our region to another looks quite different today than it did in 2006 when voters approved the 20-year Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan and funding for projects.

Twin Peaks Boulevard on the northwest side did not exist. And neither did the bridge over the Pantano Wash connecting Sabino Canyon Road to Kolb Road. Wilmot Road just north of Sahuarita Road was impassable during heavy rainstorms, and now it provides improved access for commuters to and from the southeast side of the Tucson metro area.

These are just a few of the more than 860 projects completed through March 2020 to widen roadways, expand transit services, improve safety and enhance our environment and economic vitality. The RTA plan also includes 35 roadway corridor projects; 15 have been completed and 10 are partially complete or under construction. There are many more projects to come.

To learn more about current RTA plan projects, please check out the latest issue of Our Mobility magazine.