The RTA is getting projects done

The Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County has pledged to achieve all its promises made to voters who approved a regional transportation plan and half-cent excise (sales) tax in 2006, and the outcomes speak for themselves. RTA member jurisdictions are responsible for constructing the projects that use RTA funding, and they have completed nearly all … Read more

Bicycle and pedestrian improvements are on the way

When it comes to the Regional Transportation Authority, it’s not just about roads. The RTA is partnering with member jurisdictions on bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements as well, in order to continue its commitment to a multimodal regional transportation system. These improvements are included in every roadway corridor project, but many also are constructed independently … Read more

RTA performs well in 15-year state audit

Once again, the Regional Transportation Authority has successfully demonstrated it has met its statutory and fiduciary responsibilities to the voters, pursuant to a legislatively mandated 15-year independent audit. The audit affirmed that RTA plan projects were completed as planned and realized many accomplishments. Of the 51 RTA plan projects (plan segments) envisioned in 2006, 45 improvements — … Read more

News Release: State audit reaffirms RTA’s success

For the second time, the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County performed well in a legislatively mandated performance audit of the 2006 voter-approved regional transportation plan. Under the 15-year audit conducted by the Office of the Arizona Auditor General (Arizona Revised Statutes 41-1279.03), the RTA successfully met its statutory and fiduciary responsibilities under A.R.S. 48-5301 … Read more

Downtown Links project update – January 2022

The Downtown Links road construction project promises to forge a new connection between Broadway Boulevard, Aviation Parkway and Interstate 10, allowing motorists to bypass busy downtown streets to reach the freeway. The construction project, which is one of 35 roadway corridors in the Regional Transportation Authority voter-approved plan, was decades in the making. The work … Read more

RTA Annual Report now available

The Regional Transportation Authority’s fiscal year 2020-2021 Annual Report is now available with updates on recent projects completed and the financial standing of the organization at the end of the fiscal year. The report celebrates nearly 950 projects completed in 15 years of the RTA, voter-approved plan so far, from large roadway improvements that help … Read more

Road work ahead: RTA projects breaking ground in 2022

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 and on 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, a different effort … Read more

Complex Ruthrauff/I-10 project is complete

The Arizona Department of Transportation has completed the reconstruction of the Ruthrauff Road and El Camino del Cerro intersection with Interstate 10, including widening of interstate lanes and adding a new railroad underpass to separate vehicles and trains. “All the ramps are open, all the traffic control is gone,” said Rod Lane, the district engineer … Read more

Broadway widening project update – October 2021

The road construction on East Broadway Boulevard between Euclid Avenue and Country Club Road will improve functionality and contribute to revitalizing the gateway between downtown and the historic Sunshine Mile with more multimodal amenities, better drainage and increased safety. The roadway project was one of 35 regional corridor projects included in the 2006 voter-approved Regional … Read more