RTA financial and project status report – September 2022

RTA Project Status – Through Aug. 31
Projects in design 79
Under construction/implementation 55
Total number completed 928
RTA Financial Status – Through Aug.31
Funds expended to date $1.5B

The current RTA status report shows 928 projects have been completed.

Of those, 17 major roadway corridor construction projects have been completed, and 11 additional corridors are partially completed. The roadway corridors make up the largest expense in the RTA plan and some are completed in phases.

Some corridors have seen intersection improvements to help with the flow of regional transportation, 195 such projects have been completed out of 200 intersections promised.

Other impactful projects also have continued throughout the Tucson metropolitan area in the past 15 years since the RTA began, including projects with a multimodal focus:

  • 78 pedestrian crossings of 80 promised
  • 163 bus pullouts of 200 promised
  • 179 of 250 miles of new sidewalks promised
  • 366 of 550 miles of new bike lanes promised

Over 55% of all the RTA plan improvements to date are within the City of Tucson. Additionally, over 62% of RTA transit offerings are to enhance transit services within the City of Tucson.

The RTA Board has committed to funding all named projects in the voter-approved plan to the ballot amount, and the RTA Citizens Advisory Committee is working to draft a proposed new slate of projects for voters to consider. The current plan expires in 2026.