The RTA is getting projects done

The Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County has pledged to achieve all its promises made to voters who approved a regional transportation plan and half-cent excise (sales) tax in 2006, and the outcomes speak for themselves. RTA member jurisdictions are responsible for constructing the projects that use RTA funding, and they have completed nearly all … Read more

Bicycle and pedestrian improvements are on the way

When it comes to the Regional Transportation Authority, it’s not just about roads. The RTA is partnering with member jurisdictions on bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements as well, in order to continue its commitment to a multimodal regional transportation system. These improvements are included in every roadway corridor project, but many also are constructed independently … Read more

Downtown Links project update – May 2022

The Downtown Links road construction project will create a new connection between Broadway Boulevard, Barraza-Aviation Parkway and Interstate 10, allowing motorists to bypass busy downtown Tucson streets to reach the freeway. The construction project was decades in the making and is being completed as one of 35 roadway corridors in the Regional Transportation Authority’s voter-approved … 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

Curious about the next RTA plan?

The Regional Transportation Authority has engaged a Citizens Advisory Committee to develop priorities, weigh suggestions and create the next regional transportation plan for the greater Tucson region. The committee has 33 members who come from throughout the region, have varied transportation needs, and bring diverse personal and professional experiences. The newest RTA Next fact sheet … Read more

Citizens Advisory Committee vacancies filled

The Regional Transportation Authority Board approved the addition of 10 new members to the RTA Citizens Advisory Committee during its Jan. 27 meeting, and is expected to consider appointing three additional members at its March 24 meeting. In May of 2018, the board appointed 35 members to the CAC. The CAC’s 3-year term sunset in … Read more

RTA is one of many funding sources for the region

The half-cent sales tax that funds at least part of every project in the 20-year Regional Transportation Authority plan is just one piece of the regional transportation funding matrix, and understanding how it fits in the funding picture is important to recognizing the benefits the RTA brings to the region. The RTA’s sales tax is … Read more

What is the Project Review Task Force?

Fifteen years after voters approved the Regional Transportation Authority plan and excise tax to pay for multimodal transportation improvements across the greater Tucson region, some corridor projects are under review to address final delivery. The RTA Project Review Task Force has developed a set of parameters to guide decisions about proposed changes to several projects … Read more

How to tune in to RTA business

Did you know you can view all the Regional Transportation Authority’s meetings streamed live on YouTube? Meetings provide an opportunity to learn about project and financial updates from the RTA’s 20-year plan that is in place through June 2026 and to hear about RTA Next planning efforts. You can participate in meetings by calling the … Read more