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What is Pima Association of Governments?

Pima Association of Governments is a nonprofit metropolitan planning organization with Transportation Planning, Environmental Planning, Energy Planning and Technical Services divisions.
These divisions coordinate efforts with all the local jurisdictions in Pima County, and with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Tohono O’odham Nation. PAG's nine-member Regional Council has representatives from the local, state and tribal governments.

PAG is governed by a nine-member Regional Council. Members include the Mayors of the cities of South Tucson and Tucson, Mayors of the towns of Marana, Oro Valley and Sahuarita, the Chair or designee of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, the Chairman or designee of the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and the Arizona State Transportation Board representative serving Pima County and appointed by the Governor of Arizona.The ASTB representative votes on transportation matters only.

PAG, which was established in Pima County in 1972 as a 501(c)4 nonprofit association and became a designated MPO in 1973, embraces a vision which recognizes the independence of each PAG member jurisdiction and celebrates the region’s diverse environmental and cultural influences.

PAG’s programs focus on cross-jurisdictional planning issues, such as air quality, water quality, transportation and population growth. One of PAG's responsibilities as the MPO is to coordinate development of a long-range regional transportation plan which secures federal funding. PAG's activities and services include traffic data collection, mapping, population projections, carpool matching, public meetings and publications.

PAG follows an open meeting process to invite public participation and encourage informed decision making.

PAG's Mission

Pima Association of Governments' mission is to address regional issues through cooperative efforts and pooled resources, and to provide accurate, relevant data that leads to effective regional planning decisions.

Common Acronyms

  • PAG – Pima Association of Governments
  • TIP – Transportation Improvement Program
  • RTP – Regional Transportation Plan
  • TPC – Transportation Planning Committee
  • TDM - Travel Demand Management 
  • TRP – Travel Reduction Program
  • RTA – Regional Transportation Authority
  • CART – Citizens Accountability for Regional Transportation Committee
  • TRO – Travel Reduction Ordinance
  • BWC – Best Workplaces for Commuters
  • VIP – Vanpool Incentive Program
  • EPAC – Environmental Planning Advisory Committee
  • PIO – Public Information Officer
  • PIP - Public Involvement Policy

Joint Planning Advisory Council

The Joint Planning Advisory Council is a planning partnership for the Arizona Sun Corridor. Partners include Pima Association of Governments, Maricopa Association of Governments and Central Arizona Association of Governments.


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