News Release: RTA task force recommends voter approval for significant scope changes

A technical task force of the Regional Transportation Authority today recommended that two projects from the 2006-voter approved RTA plan be moved into the next RTA plan for future consideration due to significant project scope changes proposed by jurisdictions that would build the projects. The two projects include: 1st Avenue, Orange Grove Road to Ina … Read more

News Release: RTA responds to member requests for supplemental funding

The Regional Transportation Authority Board approved staff’s recommendations today on requests from Pima County and the Town of Marana for supplemental RTA funding over the voter-approved ballot amount for projects in the 20-year regional transportation plan. “We recommended that the following projects are eligible for supplemental RTA funding, and the amounts comply with the RTA … Read more

News Release: PAG Regional Council approves expanded RTA committee representation

Following a year of productive dialogue on proposed governance models for Pima Association of Governments, the region’s federally required metropolitan planning organization, and the state-Legislature established Regional Transportation Authority, the PAG Regional Council voted on key items to maintain the regional partnering approach embedded in the longstanding and successful governance structure of the two bodies. … Read more

News Release: 2022 RTA Board officers elected

Pascua Yaqui Chairman Peter Yucupicio will serve as the 2022 Chair of the Regional Transportation Authority Board. Yucupicio and the other officers were elected at the annual RTA Board meeting on Jan. 27. Other officers elected include Marana Mayor Ed Honea, Vice Chair, and Arizona State Transportation Board Member General Ted Maxwell, 2nd Vice Chair. … Read more

News Release: Fitch upgrades RTA bond ratings

Fitch Ratings, a U.S. credit rating agency, announced on Sept. 30 that it has upgraded the Regional Transportation Authority’s outstanding excise tax revenue bonds of $128.8 million to AA+ from AA, and the rating outlook is stable. The RTA, which is the fiscal manager of a 20-year regional transportation plan and half-cent tax approved by … Read more

News Release: Seeking applications for Citizens Advisory Committee members to draft RTA plan

The Regional Transportation Authority is now accepting applications to fill vacancies on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The committee is designated by the RTA Board to draft the next regional transportation plan for public input. The RTA currently manages its 20-year regional transportation plan, which Pima County voters approved in 2006. The plan is effective … Read more

News Release: 2021 RTA Board officers elected

South Tucson Mayor Bob Teso will serve as the 2021 Chair of the Regional Transportation Authority Board. Teso and the other officers were elected at the May 27, 2021, RTA Board meeting. Other officers elected include Pascua Yaqui Chairman Peter Yucupicio, Vice Chair, and Marana Mayor Ed Honea, 2nd Vice Chair/Treasurer. Other RTA Board members … Read more