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

RTA helps provide “lifeline” transit service to Ajo

Second Generation recently was awarded the contract for transit services to operate Ajo Transportation by the Regional Transportation Authority. Ajo Transportation provides public transit services to residents in the western part of Pima County. The contract is for five years, with three, one-year extension options. Ajo Transportation operates Route 486 with daily service from Ajo … Read more

How the RTA plan and RTA Next intersect

The current Regional Transportation Authority plan runs through June 2026 and includes 35 major roadway construction projects to improve mobility, accessibility and functionality of the Tucson metro area’s roadway system. The plan was approved by voters, who also approved a half-cent excise (sales) tax to pay for much of the work, plus funds from other … Read more

New Picture Rocks shuttle service is here!

The newest Sun Shuttle service is now operating in Picture Rocks. The new route is funded by the Regional Transportation Authority to bring this service to an area without much access to other forms of transit.  The new route was created based on public feedback from residents seeking service and through public input on where … Read more

Broadway widening is nearly complete

The project to widen Broadway Boulevard just east of downtown Tucson has reached what engineers call “substantial completion,” which means it’s basically done, with just a few finishing touches remaining. The roadway project is one of 35 regional corridor projects included in the 2006 voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan. The City of Tucson manages the … Read more

Watch: RTA pedestrian projects making a difference in the region

The Regional Transportation Authority is adding transportation improvements throughout the metro area, including new or improved pedestrian crossing facilities. Approximately $80 million was budgeted for a mix of pedestrian improvements in the 20-year RTA plan, which was approved by Pima County voters in 2006. To date, 78 signalized pedestrian crossing projects out of 80 promised … Read more

New pedestrian overpass installed at Stone

White construction cranes lift a metal bridge into place at the Stone Avenue underpass in Downtown Tucson.

A visual milestone on Tucson’s Downtown Links project, which is one of 35 roadway corridor projects in the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan, was completed last week when crews installed a new pedestrian overpass at the intersection of the railroad tracks and the Stone Avenue traffic underpass. The Downtown Links project is providing a new … Read more

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