RTA seeks public input on draft guiding principles

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Contact: Sheila Storm, (520) 495-1451

Speaking of transportation, RTA seeks public input on draft guiding principles

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is conducting a survey to seek public input on guiding principles drafted by the RTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC will consider the guiding principles as they identify projects to develop a future 20-year regional transportation plan.

The committee will be charged with weighing the value of regional benefits of proposed projects vs. the estimated construction costs to meet the budget. After the committee prepares a draft plan, they will continue to seek broad public input during the plan review process – prior to making a final recommendation to the RTA Board.

The current RTA plan and special taxing district’s half-cent sales (excise) tax – both voter-approved in 2006 – will expire in June 2026. More than 850 multimodal projects have been completed to date.

The survey is accessible by visiting www.RTAmobility.com. The survey will be open through Dec. 13.

The Regional Transportation Authority is a special taxing district with a mission to deliver multimodal transportation projects that improve our region’s mobility, safety and environment. To date, the RTA has invested over $1.2 billion in project improvements from its 2006 voter-approved plan. Currently, the RTA is in the process of developing a new RTA plan for voter approval to improve your quality of life and support the region’s economic vitality. A new plan would be funded by an accompanying RTA district excise (sales) tax within Pima County.