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

RTA revenue stays strong through pandemic

The Regional Transportation Authority is on track to meet or exceed the revenue budget for its tax collections this year to fund projects in the RTA’s 20-year regional transportation plan, which is effective through June 2026. The University of Arizona Eller College of Management produces estimates for how much the 2006 voter-approved half-cent Transaction Privilege … Read more

RTA status report – December 2021

RTA Project Status – Through Nov. 30 Projects in design 65 Under construction/implementation 51 Total number completed 916 RTA Financial Status – Through Nov. 30 Funds expended to date $1.4B The current RTA status report shows 916 projects have been completed. Of those, 17 major roadway corridor construction projects have been completed, and 11 additional … 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

Utility relocation underway on East Grant Road

Moving utilities is an important part of all roadway corridor projects in the voter-approved Regional Transportation Plan. When a road is widened, access to electrical boxes that control traffic signals, manhole locations for sewer and water lines, plus underground gas lines and overhead power and telecommunications lines all must be evaluated.  After evaluation, access or … Read more

RTA status report – September 2021

RTA Project Status – Through July 31 Projects in design 57 Under construction/implementation 50 Total number completed 899 RTA Financial Status – Through July 31 Funds expended to date $1.4B The current RTA status report shows 899 projects have been completed. Of those, 17 major roadway corridor construction projects have been completed, and 11 additional … Read more

What can the RTA sales tax pay for?

The Regional Transportation Authority’s 20-year plan is a map for improving roads, transit and mobility for economic vitality in the Tucson region. It has raised hundreds of millions of dollars through a half-cent excise (sales) tax, and the money is carefully managed to ensure it’s only spent on eligible transportation projects. The term “eligible” is … 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

We all rise as one

As the next RTA plan has been a frequent topic of conversation in the media, RTA Board Chair and South Tucson Mayor Bob Teso highlights the multi-step planning process underway for a new regional transportation plan. This in-depth planning process allows the public to have a say in prioritizing regional transportation needs to generate additional … Read more