Highlighting RTA safety projects for Stop on Red Week

Red light for pedestrian crossing.

It’s Stop on Red Week to call attention to the risks of red light running. We all know that it takes vigilance and care to ensure the safety of everyone traveling around us, but it’s always a good time to refresh our presence of mind about transportation safety. The Regional Transportation Authority has made great … Read more

Road designs incorporate monsoon safety

Southern Arizonans rejoice over monsoon rains, until we approach a flooded roadway or intersection on our way home from the store or work and wonder if we have enough clearance to cross. We all know we must avoid dip crossings and not enter an obviously flooded roadway, but we’ve also all driven streets in the … Read more

RTA funds address transportation and wildlife needs

From the outset, the Regional Transportation Authority plan set aside funding for both detailed roadway project improvements as defined on the ballot and other projects that fit into a more broadly defined category of spending, such as ‘safety’. When it drafted the current plan, the 2005 RTA Citizens Advisory Committee recognized the need to have … Read more

Safety is part of every RTA project

The Regional Transportation Authority Plan includes $180 million dedicated to safety improvements throughout the region. But the true investment in safety for our community over the course of the 20-year plan is far more than that, as every major roadway corridor project incorporates safety improvements. Some of the safety projects and goals include: Bus pullouts … Read more

RTA projects help prevent future flooding

Did you know every Regional Transportation Authority roadway corridor project has drainage improvements included? Drainage improvements help ensure roadway safety by reducing flooded streets or fast-running washes overflowing onto roads. This is particularly obvious during the monsoon. Another impact of drainage improvements is to help reduce stormwater pollution by funneling water through designated channels, so … 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

Helping HAWKS increase safety

Safety is an important element of the Regional Transportation Authority plan. RTA roadway projects incorporate safety into the design in various ways. RTA-funded bus pullouts, for example, keep traffic safely moving through an intersection. Other intersection safety improvements include features such as added turn lanes or enhanced directional signage for bike riders. And another roadway … Read more