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Mayor Romero delivering her 'State of the City' speech on Thursday evening.

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

A plan by Supervisor Matt Heinz to put RTA ED Farhad Moghimi through an "audit" of his performance failed to gain support from any other members of the Board of Supervisors. Heinz has made other attempts to rally opposition against the transportation agency director. Read more»

Road work in early March 2022 on East Ft. Lowell Road.

The Sentinel published a guest opinion by the Complete Streets Coordinating Council, regarding sorely needed improvements to 1st Avenue. Unfortunately, the opinion included an incomplete representation of actions by the RTA’s Technical Management Committee and its Project Review Taskforce, which we co-chair. Read more»

Road work in early March 2022 on East Ft. Lowell Road.

This community has an opportunity to save lives and make Tucson safer by improving and modernizing a three-mile section of 1st Avenue between Grant and River roads. Read more»

Mayor Regina Romero delivering her 2021 'State of the City' speech.

The National League of Cities included the most recent "State of the City" address by Tucson Mayor Regina Romero in an annual review of speeches by 60 American mayors from October 2021 to April 2022. Read more»

Trucks on the remaining 20 miles of two-lane interstate corridor between Tucson and Phoenix will have to move over and stay there, as ADOT installs "Trucks Right Lane Only" signs between Casa Grande and Loop 202 this week. Read more»

Tucson voters approved the extension of a half-cent sales tax to tend to the city's road needs. The future is thinking regionally.

The half-cent sales tax voters kept in place Tuesday is about getting the city back to where it wants to be. The Regional Transportation Authority is about what Tucson wants to become. The City Council now must play nice with the RTA board. Read more»

Mayor Regina Romero is congratulated as backers of Prop. 411 learn of their win Tuesday night.

Tucson streets will get about $740 million in increased attention over the next decade, as local voters voted almost 3-1 in favor of Prop. 411 to fund transportation improvements in an special election Tuesday. Read more»

Road work in early March on East Ft. Lowell Road.

Tucsonans who've filled out their ballots in the Prop. 411 special election should mail them back by Wednesday, or drop them in person at one of four locations through Election Day, May 17. Read more»

Road work in early March on East Ft. Lowell Road.

The Regional Transportation Authority, which funds major road work in the Tucson metro area, is considering whether to let voters decide if North 1st Ave should be widened, a suggestion that left Tucson city leaders frustrated. Read more» 1

An ADOT crew puts up a sign on US 93 in 2014.

Building I-11 through Avra Valley would mean more costly suburban sprawl far away from where existing jobs and services are, along with environmental disruption, disturbing a wildlife corridor and the rural lifestyle of residents, and potential contamination of Tucson's water supply. Read more»

The Tucson City Council will get a first look at a proposed Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget, with a huge surplus.

Tucson's $158 million "fund balance" creates opportunities for the City Council to spend on transportation and public safety priorities. Plus, more in our quick look at what's planned for local government meetings this week. Read more»

Road work in early March on East Ft. Lowell Road.

Tucsonans who've filled out their ballots in the Prop. 411 special election can drop them off at four locations through Election Day, May 17. Read more» 1

The city of Tucson is asking residents what they want to see in the Norte-Sur corridor, a plan that will guide transit and affordable housing near a 15-mile stretch of road between the Tucson Mall and International Airport. Read more»

Road work in early March on East Ft. Lowell Road.

Prop. 411 is a sales tax in a time of inflation and perhaps an effort by the Tucson City Council to derail future regional transportation planning. Even so, it's still a worthy program to fix local streets. Read more» 1

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