RTA projects help prevent future flooding

Did you know every Regional Transportation Authority roadway corridor project has drainage improvements included? Drainage improvements help ensure roadway safety by reducing flooded streets or fast-running washes overflowing onto roads. This is particularly obvious during the monsoon. Another impact of drainage improvements is to help reduce stormwater pollution by funneling water through designated channels, so … Read more

Road work ahead: upcoming RTA projects

The Regional Transportation Authority’s partner jurisdictions are working hard to construct roadway improvements throughout the Tucson metro area, including major widening projects on Houghton Road; Ruthrauff Road and Interstate-10, and East Broadway Boulevard, plus construction of the new Downtown Links roadway to connect Barraza-Aviation Parkway with Interstate 10 through the downtown area. Behind the scenes, … Read more

Celebrating the RTA’s 15th anniversary

The Regional Transportation Authority is celebrating 15 years of delivering on the promises it made to voters who approved the RTA’s 20-year regional transportation plan in 2006. In addition to delivering specific roadway corridor projects voters saw on the ballot, the RTA has completed hundreds of bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements, expanded transit services and improved traffic … Read more

RTA status report – June 2021

RTA Project Status – Through May 31 Projects in design 55 Under Construction/Implementation 46 Total Number Completed 895 RTA Financial Status – Through May 31 Collections $1.1B Funds Expended $1.3B Fund Balance $156M The RTA status report for June 2021 shows 895 projects have been completed. Of those, 17 major roadway corridor construction projects have … Read more

Ruthrauff/Interstate 10 interchange project update – May 2021

Separating vehicle traffic from the railroad crossing at Interstate 10 and Ruthrauff Road is part of the improvements in one of the 35 roadway corridor projects in the Regional Transportation Authority’s 20-year plan approved by voters in 2006. The project is managed by the Arizona Department of Transportation and involves lowering I-10 to go underneath … Read more

New RTA progress report available now

Ever wonder about the progress of the Regional Transportation Authority’s 20-year multimodal improvement plan? Check out the latest annual update in the new Our Mobility brochure. Each year, the update details project and funding status for the 20-year plan. This year, we’re looking back at 15 successful years of delivering roadway, transit, safety, environmental and … Read more

RTA prepares for scheduled 15-year audit

The Regional Transportation Authority in Pima County is nearing the end of its 15th year in operation and, as such, will undergo its second scheduled financial performance audit. The audit is called for in the state statutes that authorized the authority to create both a plan and tax proposal that voters approved in 2006. It … Read more

Houghton Road project update – April 2021

The Houghton Road improvement project, one of 35 roadway corridor projects funded in the Regional Transportation Authority’s 2006 voter-approved plan, spans 13 miles between East Tanque Verde Road and Interstate 10. As such, it was scheduled into several phases of construction. The goal of the RTA project is to create a desert parkway by widening … Read more

Downtown Links project update – April 2021

The 10-by-12-foot concrete box culverts installed underneath the new Downtown Links roadway surface will carry water to the Santa Cruz River and remove many downtown neighborhood properties from the floodplain. Downtown Links is one of 35 roadway corridor projects funded in the Regional Transportation Authority’s 20-year regional transportation plan approved by voters in 2006. Managed … Read more