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The initial round of broad recommendations from the Regional Transportation Authority's technical team will go before the City Council. 'RTA Next' talks are about to get hot.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega is recommending the council in 2023 resume taking every bloody pint of Central Arizona Project water its freaking entitled to get, as the feds reduce Arizona's allotment. Read more»

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»

City Hall

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»

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

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

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»

Pima County supervisors said that they're "concerned" about the city of Tucson's threat to leave the Regional Transportation Authority if "serious commitments" to change its governing structure aren't made. Some county leaders think its part of a larger trend in the city-county relationship. Read more»

The city of Tucson is prepared to walk away from a renewal of the Regional Transportation Authority, a major funding source for road improvements throughout Pima County, if its partners in the agreement don’t make serious compromises. Read more»

Federal transit and transportation dollars coming to Tucson require planning. The Pima Association of Government is doing just that for Tucson-area projects for senior, the disabled and low-income residents. PAG wants public comments to inform their decisions.

The Pima Association of Governments wants public input on how to create a plan to spend federal grant dollars in the Tucson area during the next four years. Read more»

Pima County is still shy of meeting its 2010 self-response rate. Time is running out. If you miss the Census deadline, our region loses money, plain and simple. Read more»

The 2020 Census form is available to complete, and you can easily fill yours out at my2020census.gov. Read more»

Interstate 11 is still years away from being a reality but it's still time to keep asking questions

It's too soon to tell if a proposed Tucson bypass is good for our city or something to be fought for the good of our summer-clad Pueblo. It's definitely worth getting the lowdown and asking questions. Read more» 1

A test of the Kongsberg/Raytheon Naval Strike Missile in 2014.

Working with a Norwegian company, defense contractor Raytheon will assemble anti-ship missiles for the Navy's littoral combat vessels, such as the USS Gabrielle Giffords, in what could be an $850 million deal. 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

Halfway through its authorized 20-year plan, the Regional Transportation Authority is celebrating 755 road projects that have been completed over the past decade — and officials are looking ahead to the future. Read more»

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