Get the Facts: RTA FY 2021-22 Annual Report

The Regional Transportation Authority believes in the importance of sharing accurate and up-to-date information to the public about the work and finances of the RTA. The RTA’s FY 2021-22 Annual Report is available for your review with those details. You also can directly view the annual report messages from the RTA Chair and the RTA … Read more

RTA Annual Report shows milestones reached in FY 2021-2022

The Regional Transportation Authority’s annual report is complete and available for the public to read. This year has in many ways been a challenge – continuing to deal with supply chain and labor shortage issues and navigating the significant construction cost increases due to global economic difficulties. Yet, this year also has seen many milestones … Read more

Fare-free transit to continue through June

Sun Tran buses will continue to run fare-free through the current fiscal year. The Tucson City Council approved the extension of free Sun Tran, Sun Link, and Sun Van fares will remain free until June 30. The mayor and council first suspended fares for public transit systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March … Read more

RTA continues its pledge of accountability

For the past 16 years, the Regional Transportation Authority Board has committed to being accountable to the public for delivery of the RTA’s 2006 voter-approved regional transportation plan. To date, the RTA has invested more than $1.4 billion in RTA tax revenues and other regionally dedicated funds to deliver more than 930 projects across the … Read more

RTA completes three major projects in the last 13 months

The calendar year is nearly over, and it has been a busy one for the Regional Transportation Authority and its member jurisdictions. Over the past 13 months, three major projects have been completed including two road widening projects and an improvement to an I-10 interchange. The most recent project to be completed is the widening … Read more

RTA helps provide “lifeline” transit service to Ajo

Second Generation recently was awarded the contract for transit services to operate Ajo Transportation by the Regional Transportation Authority. Ajo Transportation provides public transit services to residents in the western part of Pima County. The contract is for five years, with three, one-year extension options. Ajo Transportation operates Route 486 with daily service from Ajo … Read more

How the RTA plan and RTA Next intersect

The current Regional Transportation Authority plan runs through June 2026 and includes 35 major roadway construction projects to improve mobility, accessibility and functionality of the Tucson metro area’s roadway system. The plan was approved by voters, who also approved a half-cent excise (sales) tax to pay for much of the work, plus funds from other … Read more

New Picture Rocks shuttle service is here!

The newest Sun Shuttle service is now operating in Picture Rocks. The new route is funded by the Regional Transportation Authority to bring this service to an area without much access to other forms of transit.  The new route was created based on public feedback from residents seeking service and through public input on where … Read more