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The Regional Transportation Authority is the fiscal manager of the $2.1 billion, 20-year RTA plan and half-cent sales tax approved by Pima County voters in May 2006. The RTA has completed more than 785 projects of the multimodal plan to date.

The RTA is managed by Pima Association of Governments.

(Updated: August 2017)

05.06.16 | RTA celebrates 10 years (Bill Buckmaster interview with RTA Executive Director Farhad Moghimi

RTA News

Each Wednesday, we share a new story highlighting a unique aspect or timely view of RTA projects around the region. Learn more about how we're delivering our promise to you by visiting the Wednesday updates here.

2nd Annual Fill the Streetcar Event

Ramon Gonzales was a retired sheet metal worker in 1970 when he used $125 of his own money to host a Christmas Eve party for the children in his neighborhood. For some of the children, it would be the only gift they received that year.The party is called Miracle on 31st Street, and it’s grown to an event that provides toys, food and fun for thousands of children who live in the most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Tucson.

The Regional Transportation Authority is once again collecting toys for the event. We hope that you will help “Fill the Streetcar” with toys this year to donate to the Miracle on 31st Street charity. The toys will be collected in a Streetcar parked on 8th Street, just west of 4th Avenue on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9 a.m. 6 p.m., so come on by with a new unwrapped toy and help brighten a child's holiday!

RTA News Releases


Tom Murphy, Mayor of Sahuarita
2017 RTA Board Chair


This brochure is updated annually.

RTA 10-year anniversary celebrated in 2016

The 20-year, $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority plan was approved by Pima County voters on May 16, 2006. To date, the RTA has invested more than $1 billion in transportation improvements across the region. More than 785 transportation improvements have been completed to date.

Below is a video created for the RTA's 10-year anniversary highlighting our accomplishments in the first decade of the RTA plan. The RTA is now in its 11th year of implementation.

Media Contact

Sheila Storm
Communications Director
Pima Association of Governments
1 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 401
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 792-1093
Fax: (520) 620- 6981

RTA Presentation

If you are interested in having someone from the Regional Transportation Authority give a presentation at your service, business or civic organization, please contact Sheila Storm at (520) 792-1093.

  • RTA Presentation - Sample presentation to share RTA plan delivery results to date and discuss future activity

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