Pima Association of Governments’ Long-Range Regional Transit Plan was developed to guide informed decisions that can enhance the public’s ability to get around our region using public transportation. The plan focuses on a “frequency first” approach, consistent with PAG’s 2015 Future Transit Vision and builds on the existing frequent transit network. The Choices Report provides an overview of the existing regional transit system and descriptions about transit design choices and efficiency.
The objectives of the plan are to:
- Establish a long-term strategic vision for the regional transit system.
- Estimate future transit demand and identify services gaps.
- Understand the long-term financial outlook and system improvement costs.
- Reinforce and build on the frequent transit network.
Public involvement has been and continues to be an important part of the plan development process. Input from regional workshops and open houses has provided valuable direction to PAG transit planning staff. PAG, in conjunction with member jurisdictions and consultant Jarrett Walker and Associates, undertook an intensive design workshop in January 2019 to develop the core recommendations of the plan. Please review the final plan for details regarding the following recommendations:
- Enhance the Frequent Transit Network
- Frequent service seven days a week and more evening service
- Targeted service improvements to suburban transit routes
- Infrastructure improvements supporting speed, reliability and service quality
No new transit funding has been identified as part of the process to develop a draft plan. If funding becomes available, the improvements identified in the plan can serve as building blocks to a more robust regional transit system.
The final plan was published in early 2020 following approval by the PAG Regional Council.
Final Plan Documents
- Final Long-Range Regional Transit Plan
- Appendix A – Select Time Travel Maps
- Appendix B – High Capacity Transit Implementation Plan
- Appendix C – Long-Range Plan/High Capacity Plan Relationship
- Appendix D – Transit Market and Origin-Destination Analysis