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

RTA’s tax collections fare well during pandemic

The Regional Transportation Authority’s 20-year plan for transportation improvements in the Pima County region relies on a half-cent excise tax for a significant amount of RTA project funding, but in the year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, consumer shopping habits have changed dramatically to help prevent the spread of the virus. Due to the diversity … Read more

We’re always thinking regionally

The 35 named roadway projects in the Regional Transportation Authority plan are located throughout the metro area, but they have a shared characteristic. The projects have regional significance because they provide access to multiple communities in Pima County. RTA improvements help us get to regional destinations with improved safety, reduced congestion and more travel choices. … Read more

What is the RTA and its role in our region?

The Regional Transportation Authority was established in 2004 by the Arizona Legislature as a political subdivision and independent taxing district. As a political subdivision, the RTA is a public body established to develop a regional transportation plan for voter approval. The current multimodal RTA plan was approved by Pima County voters in May 2006 and … Read more