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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»

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»

Pima County sues over Tucson Water rate shifts

Pima County filed a suit against Tucson's city water utility Friday, alleging that an increase in rates for some customers who live outside the city limits can't be implemented as Tucson officials plan.... Read more»

Pima County set to sue city of Tucson over water rates

Pima County is moving ahead with a lawsuit against Tucson over an increase in water rates for customers who live outside the city limits, following a 3-2 vote by the Board of Supervisors.... Read more»1

RTA seeks public input on Marana Sun Shuttle service

Changes are coming to the Sun Shuttle's 410 line serving Marana and the public is invited to discuss improvements at a series of public meetings.... Read more»

Tensiones entre Pima y Tucson surgen por la tarifa de agua

La relación entre la ciudad de Tucson y el Condado Pima está tenso ahora que el Condado está preparando su respuesta a la ciudad por su aumento de la tarifa de agua por áreas del condado no incorporadas. ... Read more»

Pima, Tucson tensions surface as county plans response to city's water rate hike

The relationship between the city of Tucson and Pima County has moved towards an “all-time low,” officials of both governments said, with the issue of differential water rates likely to bring the conflict into court.... 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»

What the Devil won't tell you

Candidatos con una pista: La Primaria Demócrata de Tucson ofrece experiencia

La lista de candidatos postulando para la nominación democrata en el carrera del ayuntamiento esta llena con experiencia. Las candidatos son inteligentes, apasionados y listos con sus ideas de que es bueno para Tucson. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Candidates with a clue: Tucson's Democratic primary slate is chock full of experience

Good news for Tucson voters about the city primary election: Y’all have real choices. Each of the Democrats vying for office come in knowing the difference between a general fund and an enterprise fund. And the challenges they want to address are real.... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Tucson residents pay too much, have too little say to re-up RTA

We may, as a city, be better off implementing our own sales tax for transportation and mobility projects. It will give us more flexibility to address our needs, such as road repair, and do it in a way that’s more reflective of our values as a community. — Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham... Read more»

Free rides: Sun Tran drops fares during CV-19 crisis

Tucson bus riders will get a bit of a financial break during the coronavirus outbreak, with Sun Tran zeroing out all fares. Riders should enter by the rear door, and sit apart as much as possible, officials said.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Not asking for trouble: RTA stab at seeking public input looks like a road to nowhere

Holy starting line, Batman. Local leaders are already taking action to re-up the Regional Transportation Plan. They want your help. Maybe. It's hard to tell by the questions they are asking.... Read more»

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