As the region's metropolitan planning organization, PAG develops a performance-based transportation plan that promotes a safe and efficient transportation system to meet the mobility needs of people and freight across the metropolitan area.
Plan development considerations include accessible pedestrian walkways, bicycle transportation facilities, inter-modal facilities, buses, bus facilities and commuter vanpool providers. Plan projects and programs should foster economic growth and development opportunities, consider resiliency needs and minimize transportation-related fuel use and air pollution.
As federally required (Title 23 U.S.C. Sec. 134), PAG regularly updates its long-range plan, which has a 20-year planning horizon.
In 2018, PAG began the process of updating the 2045 Regional Mobility and Accessibility Plan (RMAP). The 2045 RMAP Update builds upon the current RMAP and updates relevant information including new population and employment data, as well as updated revenue forecasts. Each PAG member jurisdiction in the greater Tucson region was asked to review and update their respective project lists to remove completed projects and update cost estimates as needed. The updated plan will have a 25-year planning horizon and is scheduled for completion in fall 2020.
Please review and submit your commits via email to info@PAGregion.com no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 5, or comments may be mailed to 2045 RMAP Update Comments, Pima Association of Governments, 1 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 401, Tucson, AZ 85701.
PAG updates a program of transportation improvements every two years. The five-year program is developed in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Transportation and public transit providers, including Sun Tran, and must be compatible with the state's transportation improvement program. Any new or amended transportation improvement program (TIP) must meet air quality conformity since the greater Tucson region is a maintenance area for transportation-related pollutants.