The Regional Transportation Authority’s annual report for FY 2022-2023 is nearly complete. The report gives residents of Pima County the opportunity to see up close the work done over the past year to bring all elements of the voter-approved regional transportation plan to life.
The report will be published in the Arizona Daily Star and Green Valley News on Dec. 27 and posted on the RTA website.
The report details the revenues and expenditures over the fiscal year, project highlights, and a look ahead as we approach the final years of the 20-year, voter-approved plan. In addition, new RTA project maps will demonstrate the progress of the plan.
Pima County voters approved the RTA half-cent sales tax and plan in 2006. Both are effective through June 2026. Relying on annual sales tax collections averaging more than $100 million, the RTA has invested more than $1.6 billion in regional transportation improvements to date.
The plan provides a flexible, regional funding source to help the community fund priority transportation projects in the region. RTA plan elements include roadway, safety, transit, environmental and economic vitality improvements to enhance the region’s transportation mobility, safety and reliability.
Pima Association of Governments manages the RTA, which is a state-established political subdivision and taxing district within Pima County. PAG is the region’s federally required metropolitan planning organization.
The RTA is governed by a nine-member board with chief elected or appointed officials from Pima County, the cities of South Tucson and Tucson; the towns of Marana, Oro Valley and Sahuarita; the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation and the Pima County representative on the Arizona State Transportation Board.
The annual and project maps will be available online via the RTA homepage.
You can also track the progress of the development of the $2.34 billion RTA Next plan that would continue much of the work of the RTA and bring another round of improvements to the region. Once the RTA Board approves the draft plan, the RTA will initiate regionwide outreach for plan review and feedback before placing the plan on the ballot for voter consideration.
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