Help us with the annual bike count

As two bicyclists ride by him, a man logs them in his clipboard during one of PAG's annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts.

In the 16 years of the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan and countywide sales tax, 78 bicycle and pedestrian crossings have been constructed to improve safety and efficiency for those modes of transportation. Pima Association of Governments, the organization that manages the RTA, is conducting its annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count to understand the numbers … Read more

New funding for Sunset Road will enable construction this year

Cars driving on the curve of West River Road on the northwest side of Tucson.

The Regional Transportation Authority roadway corridor project to build a new segment of Sunset Road between Interstate 10 and River Road is moving forward with new federal funding. The project has received funding from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. The act provided funding for Highway Infrastructure Programs. Combined with federal … Read more

The RTA is a partnership of many entities

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Did you know most RTA roadway corridor construction projects involve at least three entities? The projects are a true regional partnership from start to finish. The RTA’s role The Regional Transportation Authority, through its voter-approved half-cent sales (excise) tax, helps fund a large portion of project costs on many of the larger roadway projects in … Read more

New electric Sun Shuttles incoming

Sun Tran has received $12 million in federal funding to boost its electric bus fleet, and some of the new vehicles will be used for services provided by the Regional Transportation Authority. The RTA runs the Sun Shuttle program, which serves the outer areas of the metropolitan region with shuttle connections to the main Sun … Read more

Downtown Links project update – August 2022

The new intersection configuration of Barraza-Aviation Parkway at Broadway. The darker surface is the new Downtown Links project to create a new connection with Interstate 10. Photo courtesy City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility.

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

How to learn which roads are flooded

Static map showing road conditions in the Tucson area.

The Regional Transportation Authority and Pima Association of Governments operate a website that shows real-time traffic information based on reporting from local law enforcement agencies and transportation departments, including flood conditions. During Monsoon, the site includes road closures due to flooding (red circles) and areas where drivers should proceed with caution (red and white … Read more

Fuel prices make it a good time to try an express bus

Express bus ridership has not yet recovered to its pre-pandemic numbers, despite high fuel prices and more companies returning from full-time remote work to hybrid in-office schedules. In 2019, five of the region’s Sun Express routes had an average of approximately 70 riders per weekday. That number dropped in 2020 and again in 2021. Depending … Read more