Progress Report: Multi-agency Sunset Road-Interstate 10 project moving forward

Many projects in the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan (RTA) are designed to increase capacity on current roadways and enhance existing connections. A few, however, create entirely new connections that complete needed transportation corridors to help move people through the region more efficiently.  Sunset Road, Silverbell Road to River Road, which is being constructed in conjunction … Read more

Follow the development of a new RTA plan

Development of a new 20-year regional transportation plan is underway. The Regional Transportation Authority Board has begun consideration of a draft plan, which would fund $2.34 billion in improvements to the transportation network across Pima County. The draft includes roadway corridor improvements, transit expansions, safety enhancements, and other transportation elements that each RTA jurisdiction submitted … Read more

Long-awaited downtown bypass now open

Many years in the making, the downtown bypass from Broadway to Sixth Street has opened. Maclovio Barraza Parkway, part of the larger Downtown Links project, opened to vehicular traffic for the first time Feb. 17. Prior to the first cars traversing the new roadway and bridge, the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) held … 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