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What the Devil won't tell you

Driven crazy: 'RTA Next' on life support as Tucson-area governments squabble

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»

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Pima County supervisors worried about Tucson's RTA stance

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»

Tucson ready to opt out of RTA Next unless 'unfair, inequitable' system changes

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»

Pima Association of Governments seeks public input on federal grant plans

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»

Guest opinion

Honea: Time is running out to respond to 2020 Census

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»

Guest opinion

Save a Census worker a trip to your home: Fill out your form online now

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

What the Devil won't tell you

Interstate 11: Great things for Tucson or a Phoenix plot to destroy us?

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

Raytheon to build Naval Strike Missile in Tucson

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»

2017 could bring a lot of talk about increasing sales taxes

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

RTA touts 755 projects completed over 10 years

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»

Weds. night means free bike lights & kids' helmets at Santa Rita Park

Wednesday is the last Light the Night event where cyclists and pedestrians can get free lights. Volunteers from the Living Streets Alliance will be at the west end of Santa Rita Park starting at 6 p.m.... Read more»

RTA & PAG appoint new officers

The two joint Tucson-area transportation planning agencies has elected new leadership, with Marana Mayor Ed Honea serving as the chair of the Regional Transportation Authority Board, and Sahuarita Mayor Duane Blumberg chairing the Pima Association of Governments' Regional Council.... Read more»

Wednesday night means free bike lights

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

Free bike lights & kids' helmets in Flowing Wells

The "Light the Night" bicycle safety program will roll into Tucson's Northwest Side on Thursday night, offering free bike lights and kids' helmets at the intersection of West Roger Road and North Flowing Wells.... Read more»

Tuesday night again means free bike lights

Cooler weather means a recurring bicycle safety program is kicking off the season with another giveaway "Light the Night" event on Tuesday at 6 p.m.... Read more»

Friday is deadline for input on 30-year transportation plan

Want to have your say on how Southern Arizona governments should spend your money on roads and transportation alternatives? Pipe up by the end of the day Friday by taking the "Engage 2045" survey put out by the Pima Association of Governments.... Read more»1

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