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The Tucson City Council unanimously voted in favor of sticking with the Regional Transportation Authority after threatening to leave without changes to its structure, and also approved asking city voters to extend a sales tax that fund street improvements alongside the RTA. Read more»

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero took the Regional Transportation Authority's planned extension straight to the brink. But she got enough compromise to keep Tucson on board.

A giant chill pill and a retired general's compromise plan has, for the moment, saved the Regional Transportation Authority as it moves toward a new 20-year plan for a special tax for roads throughout Pima County. Read more» 1

Griping and sniping threatens to undo the RTA Next plans.

Everyone wants it. But there appears to be little desire among local governments to make concessions to keep the Regional Transportation Authority going. Read more»

Help spread holiday cheer this season by dropping off new and unwrapped toys for children during the Regional Transportation Authority's annual Fill the Streetcar event on Friday, Dec. 14, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Read more»

Debt is for the new refrigerator. It's not for weekly groceries. Still, we all gotta eat, right? Pima County faces no option other than taking on debt to pay for much-needed maintenance. Read more»

Tucson and Pima County residents could see up to four proposals for sales-tax increases next year — to pay for for road repairs, police and fire equipment, preschool subsidies and property-tax cuts. Read more» 1

Workers milling away old pavement on East Grant Road near Mountain Avenue last week, part of the city's spring 2015 repaving of Grant in Midtown.

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority. Read more» 4

An event Wednesday evening will offer local riders free bicycle lights and information on riding safely and legally after dark. Read more»

Concerned about the state of our roads? Want to learn about transportation planning? The Pima Association of Governments and the Regional Transportation Authority will host a citizens transportation academy beginning March 31. Read more»

An interview with Farhad Moghimi, executive director of PAG and the RTA. Then the Reporters' Roundtable featured Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun, and Mari Herreras, staff writer for The Tucson Weekly. Plus, Dan Gibson, editor of The Tucson Weekly, sits in for regular Weekend Watch host Matt Russell. Read more»

Farhad Moghimi

The Pima Association of Governments has approved a contract with former Sahuarita assistant town manager Farhad Moghimi to be the new executive director of PAG and the Regional Transportation Authority. He will be paid $153,700 plus benefits. Read more»

Farhad Moghimi

The Regional Transportation Authority and Pima Association of Governments named Sahuarita's assistant town manager, Farhad Moghimi, as the new executive director of the linked-at-the-hip agencies at a special meeting Friday. Read more»

The Regional Transportation Authority and Pima Association of Governments have named two finalists for the executive director's post at the linked-at-the-hip agencies: Sahuarita's assistant town manager, Farhad Moghimi, and G. Mark Gibb, the executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Commmission. Read more»