The 2030 Regional Transportation Plan, known as the 2030 RTP, is a long-range vision of transportation needs in the Pima County region and was adopted by the Pima Association of Governments’ Regional Council on June 29, 2005. The plan addresses challenges created by existing needs and future growth.
The 2030 RTP is a planning document but it does not commit finances for specific projects.
2030 Plan Development
A task force comprised of representatives from each of PAG’s member jurisdictions, as well as public representatives from the region, was convened on April 2, 2001, to provide oversight and guidance to the development of the 2030 RTP. Key participants included neighborhood associations, business and environmental communities, senior citizen groups, public safety agencies, aviation and freight interests as well as interested citizens.
2030 RTP Components
The 2030 RTP includes regional transportation studies, programs, construction projects and other activities such as transit operations.
Studies help to develop new programs or provide greater detail about future construction projects.
Programs are usually activities that are ongoing and provide services or information, collect critical planning data, or fund operational costs for transportation systems.
Construction projects are the most familiar type of project activity and include building new facilities and repairing, replacing or retrofitting existing infrastructure.
Some of the ideas for projects were identified to be beyond the priorities within the 2030 timeframe and others were determined to be beyond available or potential funding sources.
Specific projects will be selected from the plan for implementation by appropriate PAG member jurisdictions using various funding sources. Funding is frequently determined in the PAG regional five-year Transportation Improvement Program.