Watch: RTA Delivers wildlife crossings

The 2006, voter-approved RTA plan included funding for wildlife crossing structures to enhance the safety for motorist and the unique animals of our Sonoran Desert region. The plan funds structures like enhanced culverts, wildlife overpasses and fencing to guide animals to safe crossings in order to avoid collisions with vehicles. These safety enhancements provide connectivity … Read more

RTA Next: Community partnerships will be a key component

The most important partnership we have at the Regional Transportation Authority is the one with the community, which contributes to our long-term planning insights and ensures our work reflects the will of the voters. This partnership is strengthened in many ways including through the RTA Board’s establishment of a Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC), which is … Read more

PAG Regional Council, RTA Board elect officers for 2023

The Pima Association of Governments Regional Council and Regional Transportation Authority Board have elected officers for 2023. Serving as PAG Regional Council Chair for 2023 is Peter Yucupicio, chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott will serve as Vice Chair. South Tucson Mayor Paul Diaz will serve as Regional Council Treasurer. … Read more

22nd Street bridge project expected to begin in spring

The year was 1966, the United States increased its troop presence in Vietnam, Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California, The Beatles played their final concert, and the 22nd Street bridge over the railroad tracks opened. Clearly, the world has changed a lot since 1966. Among the changes are the transportation needs in the Tucson … Read more

Major roadway section of Downtown Links now open

Overpasses, underpasses, tunnels, pedestrian bridges, and four new travel lanes. This is Downtown Links, the $76 million roadway improvement project to provide a continuous route for traffic on State Route 210 between Broadway Boulevard and the Interstate 10 Frontage Road. “We’re here to celebrate a project 30 years in the making,” Tucson Department of Transportation … Read more

Long-awaited downtown bypass now open

Many years in the making, the downtown bypass from Broadway to Sixth Street has opened. Maclovio Barraza Parkway, part of the larger Downtown Links project, opened to vehicular traffic for the first time Feb. 17. Prior to the first cars traversing the new roadway and bridge, the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) held … Read more

Watch: RTA Delivers intersections improvements

Safety and intersection improvements are an important aspect of the 2006, voter-approved RTA plan. The plan promised 200 intersection improvements. Nearly all of those have been completed. Intersection improvements were included in the 20-year RTA plan to address the needs of all commuters, including pedestrians, cyclists, the elderly, students and people with disabilities. Learn more … Read more

Downtown Links project reaches milestone

Downtown Links, the greatly anticipated connection between Interstate 10 and Barraza-Aviation Parkway, is reaching another milestone on the eastern end of the regional corridor. Downtown Links is the Regional Transportation Authority-funded new roadway connecting Barraza-Aviation Parkway to Sixth Street and I-10. Construction work on the roadway portion north of Broadway, named Maclovio Barraza Parkway, is … Read more