Sustainability

Our planning efforts are designed to ensure that the caliber of the transportation system we have in place today and the environmental amenities we now enjoy will continue to be available in the same condition or better for future generations.

Solid Waste Planning

As the state-designated solid waste planning agency in Pima County, Pima Association of Governments’ work in this area has mostly focused on the assessment of pollution sources, identification of historic solid waste locations and creation of an inventory of wells located near solid waste disposal areas in eastern Pima County. The recent update to PAG’s Areawide Water Quality Management Plan (208 Plan) includes an assessment of the following solid wastes, solid waste sites or activities…

Water Quality

Adequate and quality water resources are essential to the environmental sustainability of the greater Tucson region. Pima Association of Governments helps to preserve and improve the valuable water resources within Pima County’s vast watersheds through regional collaboration and information sharing. Water resources in the greater Tucson region include groundwater, Central Arizona Project water, surface water, reclaimed water (recycling treated effluent) and stormwater. The region depends on water to sustain residential, agricultural and industrial interests as…

Air Quality

Healthy air helps us breathe easier, and we want to keep our beautiful blue skies clean for you, your family and people who visit the greater Tucson region. As the region’s federally designated transportation conformity and air quality planning organization, Pima Association of Governments develops and analyzes plans to ensure the region maintains healthy air. With the greater Tucson region’s population at 1 million, understanding the sources of air pollution and initiating proactive steps to…

Travel Reduction

Reducing traffic congestion in the greater Tucson region continues to be a performance goal of Pima Association of Governments to support safe travel and enhance air quality. PAG established its Travel Reduction Program to manage travel demand across the region by providing area employers with the resources and tools to encourage employees to rideshare or use other modes of travel to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Carpooling and vanpooling are great ridesharing…