The RTA plan as outlined in the 2006 ballot includes roadway, safety, transit, and environmental and economic vitality elements.
Specifically, the roadway element includes 35 roadway projects. The safety element includes intersection and capacity improvements, elderly and pedestrian safety improvements, transit corridor bus pullouts, signal technology upgrades and improvements to at-grade railroad crossings and bridges. More than 200 new bus pullouts and more than 200 new intersections are anticipated. The transit element includes expanded weekday and weekend service, increased bus frequency and service area expansion, new neighborhood circulator service, expanded express service and new park-and-rides. A major transit project includes the addition of a modern streetcar service. The environmental and economic vitality element includes the addition of greenways, pathways, bikeways and sidewalks, new critical wildlife linkages on roadway projects and a small business assistance program called MainStreet. The RTA plan is scheduled to be implemented in four, five-year phases. Projects must be completed as spelled out in the 2006 ballot. Any significant changes to the plan will require voter approval.