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About PAG

  1. Overview and Mission
  2. Member Jurisdictions
  3. Overall Work Program
  4. Annual Reports
  5. Library




Pima Association of Governments’ programs and services support regional planning efforts to enhance mobility, sustainability and livability in all of our communities.

As the region’s federally designated metropolitan planning organization, PAG oversees long-range transportation planning and serves as the region’s water quality management planning agency, lead air quality planning agency and solid waste planning agency. Our planning efforts must include strategies that support economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially those that enable global competitiveness, productivity and efficiency.

Established in 1970 as a council of governments that includes local, state and tribal governments, PAG became a 501(c)4 nonprofit in 1972 and the region’s federally designated MPO in 1973 to address transportation planning at the regional level. PAG also manages the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County. The RTA was established in 2004 and is the fiscal manager of the 20-year RTA plan and half-cent excise tax, which were individually approved by Pima County voters in May 2006.

PAG has Transportation Planning, Sustainable Environment Planning and Technical Services divisions that coordinate cross-jurisdictional planning efforts with PAG members. PAG has a nine-member Regional Council where members are represented by their chief elected official, or their designee.

PAG members include the Cities of South Tucson and Tucson, the Towns of Marana, Oro Valley and Sahuarita, Pima County, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Governor-appointed Pima County representative of the Arizona State Transportation Board. The ASTB representative votes on transportation matters only.

PAG coordinates development of the long-range Regional Mobility and Accessibility Plan (RMAP) in order to secure federal funding. PAG's activities and services also include human services planning, traffic data collection, mapping, development of population projections, promotion of travel demand management strategies, and promotion of clean fuels and solar energy use.

PAG follows an open meeting process and invites the public to participate to support informed decision making.


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.



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Member Jurisdictions

City of South Tucson – Population: 5,677

City of Tucson – Population: 543,505

Pima County – Population: 1,034,201

Town of Marana – Population: 47,213

Town of Oro Valley – Population: 45,184

Town of Sahuarita – Population: 30,575

Pascua Yaqui Tribe – Population: 3,484

Tohono O’odham Nation – Population: 10,201

Arizona Department of Transportation

*Figures are official state estimates from the Arizona Department of Administration as of 2018, except tribal lands which are Census 2010 figures.

Pima County Map

East Pima County

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Overall Work Program

Annually, PAG prepares its Overall Work Program of activities for the upcoming fiscal year. The document describes how local, state and federal funds are programmed for PAG’s operations including personnel and outside professional services. The fiscal year budget and Overall Work Program is typically approved in May.

FY 2019-20 and FY 2019-21 OWP

FY 2018-19 OWP

FY 2017-18 OWP

FY 2016-17 OWP

FY 2015-16 OWP

Certification Review

Federal transportation officials conducted a Certification Review of PAG on July 22-24, 2014. The certification is conducted every four years.

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Annual Reports

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The 2020 census form is now available online

You should have received an invitation in the mail to respond online, by phone or by mail. It’s your choice. If you complete your form by early May, census takers will only visit households that have not submitted a form. Complete one form per household and shape the future.

Thanks for participating in this mandatory count that leads to fair government representation, equitable public funding and accurate statistics that portray an updated snapshot of our nation. All personal information remains confidential.


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