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Tucson sticks with RTA; sending extension of city road tax to voters in May

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 Council to vote Tuesday on special election for road funds after RTA nixes weighted voting

Tucson voters may be asked to fund more street work with sales taxes inside city limits, with the Council calling a special meeting for Tuesday, after the Regional Transportation Authority didn't go along with a plan for weighted voting proposed by Mayor Regina Romero.... Read more»

RTA board gives Tucson more oversight on regional roadwork, still nixes weighted voting

Two transportation committees will have more Tucson representatives, but the Regional Transportation Authority board didn't approve weighted voting — while Mayor Regina Romero and the City Council said they'll leave the RTA without serious changes that favor Tucson residents. ... Read more»1

DHS tightens vaccination requirements for travelers at border crossings

The Department of Homeland Security began requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination over the weekend for essential as well as nonessential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border - a requirement expected since last fall, but one that raises concerns among officials in border towns.... Read more»

Maricopa County agencies push to spend federal relief funds on affordable housing

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Maricopa County has received more than $2.2 billion in federal relief funds to help organizations combat homelessness and stabilize the housing market for vulnerable populations. ... Read more»

Commuting times, costs fell sharply during pandemic year

Cities across Arizona and the U.S. saw drops of 50% or more in the number of hours and dollars they wasted sitting in traffic, and a reduction in gasoline burned while idling in a traffic jam, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp drops in commuting and subsequent declines in traffic congestion.... Read more»

Website aims to link businesses in Arizona, Canada, Mexico

A new social-themed website aims to help Arizona businesses grow and be more competitive globally.... Read more»