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  1. FY 2016-2020 Short-Range Transit Plan
  2. Pima Find-a-Ride
  3. Special Needs Transportation Services
  4. Transit Working Group (TWG) Committee
  5. 2015 Transit Visioning Workshop
  6. 2015 PAG Public Transit - Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan
  7. 2009 High Capacity Transit Plan
  8. Section 5310
  9. Additional Transit Links

Pima Association of Governments is responsible for regional transit planning activities as well as the coordination of several state and federal funding programs for public transit. PAG works with local jurisdictions, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and many private, nonprofit agencies to plan for a regional network of transit services.

Long-range transit planning is conducted as part of PAG’s Regional Mobility and Accessibility Plan (RMAP), which provides a broad vision and goals for a balanced, multimodal and sustainable transportation system over the next 30 years.

Individual transit agencies or municipalities conduct short-range planning. Short-range programming of major transit projects is included in PAG's five-year Transportation Improvement Program. The projects include transit investments, such as the purchase of new buses and vans, upgraded maintenance facilities, replacement equipment, new transit stations and annual service operations.

FY2016-2020 Short-Range Transit Plan

PAG's Short-Range Transit Program Implementation Plan provides an overview of transit in the Tucson region, helps coordinate regional transit planning by describing a five-year schedule of regional transit capital and operating expenditures, and describes transit policies and processes used by regional leadership to reach consensus-oriented decisions at PAG and Regional Transportation Authority meetings.

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Pima Find-a-Ride

Pima Find-a-Ride is a directory of transportation options for the general public, people with disabilities and older adults who want access to reliable transportation in the greater Tucson region beyond their private vehicle. Pima Find-a-Ride will help you find transportation options for getting to work, running errands, going to medical appointments or just getting around.

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Special Needs Transportation Services

Human service agencies coordinate with public transit to meet special transportation needs for their clients.There are three paratransit services in the PAG region. Each of these services requires advance reservations and provides door-to-door service between the rider’s location and his/her destination. The ADA Eligibility Office of the City of Tucson determines eligibility for all the publicly funded transit in the region.

  • Sun Van serves ADA-eligible persons who reside within ¾ of a mile of a Sun Tran bus route.
  • Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride, with service provided by Total Transit, serves a substantial portion of eastern Pima County.
  • Sun Shuttle Oro Valley provides trips to destinations within the town and to designated areas south, east and west of Oro Valley. Elderly (62+) residents of Oro Valley also are eligible to ride regardless of their disability status.

Sun Tran and Sun Shuttle are transit systems for the general public that are accessible to disabled persons and the elderly. No advance reservations are required. However, these operate on fixed routes and schedules, and do not offer door-to-door service.

In addition, there are several commercial providers of paratransit services, some of whom operate wheelchair lift-equipped vehicles. The private pay rate for such paratransit service is substantially higher than for the publicly subsidized transportation described above. A number of Human Services agencies also operate lift-equipped vehicles, but these usually are restricted to serving clients of their programs.

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Transit Working Group (TWG)

The PAG Transit Working Group recommends the prioritization and programming of federal transit funds.

For more information visit the Transit Working Group webpage.

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2015 Transit Visioning Workshop

Three transit visioning workshops were held in May 2015 at Pima Association of Governments for participants to discuss transit priorities to guide regional planning and future investments, provide input to guide the transit vision for the region and inform the development of PAG's 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. Below is a summary report, a brief summary statement from transit consultant Jarrett Walker, and a full video of the presentation of his summary report to transit stakeholders:

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2015 PAG Public Transit - Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan

Pima Association of Governments prepares and adopts a Public Transit-Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan to guide transportation coordination in the region for older adults and persons with disabilities. The 2015 PAG Public Transit-Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan was adopted by the PAG Regional Council in September 2015. Human service agencies are actively involved in identifying regional human service transportation needs and developing strategies to meet these needs through quarterly coordination meetings.

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2009 High Capacity Transit Plan

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Section 5310 Program

Pima Association of Governments manages the federal Section 5310 program for the region. Also known as the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, the 5310 program assists nonprofit agencies in acquiring  and operating vehicles to transport older adults and persons with disabilities.

For more information visit PAG's Human Services webpage.

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Additional Transit Links

Transit Services in the Region

Other Links


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