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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»

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The Tucson agenda

Water harvesting & RTA top Tucson Council business; school districts in 'time out' with tardy meeting plans

The Tucson City Council will look at possible revisions to the Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance, plus whether to take part in a renewed RTA and a "livable wage" also up for votes. Local school districts haven't yet turned in their meeting homework.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Christy: A Tucson-free RTA, why not?

"I say, enough is enough. Let the city of Tucson walk, and good riddance. Now is the time to come up with a 'Plan B' for RTA Next." — Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy... Read more»1

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»

Estado de la ciudad

Romero: Trabajar juntos para vivir en Tucson resiliente y próspero

"Trabajando juntos, lograremos el futuro justo y equitativo que imaginamos, donde cada uno Tucsonensepuede vivir sus mejores vidas en nuestra ciudad resiliente y próspera." — Mayor Regina Romero... Read more»

State of the city

Romero: Work together to live in thriving, resilient Tucson

"Working together, we will achieve the just, equitable future we envision, where every single Tucsonan can live their best lives in our thriving, resilient city." — Mayor Regina Romero... Read more»

Navajo Nation school district gets $2 million for transportation needs

Chinle Unified School District, the largest school district on the Navajo Nation - both in student count and geographic area - is set to receive $2 million from the state's A for Arizona Expansion & Innovation Fund to address transportation needs.... Read more»

Biden signs $1.2T infrastructure bill: ‘America is moving again’

President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill during a ceremony at the White House packed with some 800 supporters, heralding what he said was a “truly consequential” spending bill that will improve Americans’ day-to-day lives. ... Read more»

Public hearing on I-10 expansion set for Thursday

Work crews are going to expand Interstate-10 on the Northwest Side again, and the Arizona Department of Transportation is inviting the public to sound off about it.... Read more»

Familias de pioneros mexicanos logran salvar acceso al panteón histórico en Vail

Las families del Cementerio Bravo Leon logran salvar acceso a su panteón histórico en Vail después que la Junta de Supervisores del Condado Pima votó para pavimentar la pista solitaria a donde enterraron a sus seres queridos y parientes. ... Read more»

Sunblock for streets: Cool pavement curbs heat in Phoenix, but more testing is needed

Over the past year, Phoenix has studied the efficacy of a light gray reflective sealant meant to reduce the absorption of heat in the urban climate and though the testing is far from over, initial findings suggest the treatment may help effectively reduce temperatures.... Read more»

Families of Mexican pioneers hail move to protect access to historic Vail cemetery

The last access road to Bravo Leon Cemetery in Vail, the burial place of Mexican pioneers and generations of their descendants, will remain open to the public and be improved, after Pima County supervisors voted to maintain it.... Read more»1

RTA seeks applicants for Pima transportation advisory committee

The Regional Transportation Authority is accepting applications from Pima County residents to fill 13 vacancies on the Citizens Advisory Committee. ... Read more»

House Democrats advance budget resolution, overcoming standoff on timing of infrastructure vote

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday muscled through a $3.5 trillion budget framework, overcoming a standoff with a handful of centrists who had demanded the House first approve the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate. ... Read more»

Sen. Kelly, Mayor Romero tout Tucson impact of $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill

Tucson will see new bridges, roads, buses and trains because of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that passed by a 69-30 vote in the Senate earlier this week, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and U.S. Senator Mark Kelly said on Wednesday. ... Read more»

Infrastructure bill falters again with doomed vote in Senate

After weeks of negotiations between the White House and Senate on President Joe Biden's proposal to beef up U.S. infrastructure, a test vote gauging willingness to debate the $1 trillion package failed. ... Read more»

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