Recipe for Success

The Regional Transportation Authority is working on a second RTA plan that would take us way beyond 2026, when the current voter-approved plan and funding expire. The RTA Board, made up of representatives from each incorporated jurisdiction in Pima County, is committed to funding all of the roadway projects named in the current plan up … Read more

RTA 2020 – A year of progress

We will remember 2020 for many reasons, and here’s a good one. It was a busy year for RTA projects and activities. Architects, engineers, designers, project managers, contractors and construction crews are working to keep projects moving forward. It was a year of starting and completing many projects identified in the 2006 voter-approved plan, including … Read more

RTA Annual Report available now

The Regional Transportation Authority annually reports on its projects and financial status to the public. Project and financial information is published in two local newspapers. The full fiscal year 2019-20 RTA Annual Report is available online at RTAmobility.com. The report details voter-approved RTA projects completed in fiscal year 2019-20, as well as projects that are … Read more

RTA strong

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The Regional Transportation Authority has a strong foundation built on public support and trust. When voters approved the RTA’s 20-year regional transportation plan and funding in 2006, it was the first, truly regional plan and one that would benefit every community: the towns of Marana, Sahuarita and Oro Valley, the cities of Tucson and South … Read more

Traffic signal technology is a regional effort

The greater Tucson region is one of the few metropolitan areas of its size to establish a coordinated traffic signal system that can be operated as a comprehensive network. The system is in place, and every jurisdiction in the region is working in partnership to provide seamless traffic signal operations across all boundaries. Pima Association … Read more

Downtown Links work begins

The voter-approved Downtown Links project will connect Interstate 10 to Barraza-Aviation Parkway. Work on the section from Church Avenue to Broadway started recently. Downtown Links will be a 1.3-mile long, 30 mph, four-lane roadway with bike lanes, sidewalks and a separate multi-use path. Improvements include construction of a new 6th Street alignment, railroad underpass and … Read more

Regional Transportation Authority heads into 15th year of project delivery

The commute from one end of our region to another looks quite different today than it did in 2006 when voters approved the 20-year Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan and funding for projects. Twin Peaks Boulevard on the northwest side did not exist. And neither did the bridge over the Pantano Wash connecting Sabino Canyon … Read more