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Special Presentations

"Transportation in our Region" is a Transportation 101 style presentation that discusses how transportation planning works at the regional and local level, how funding comes into play and what opportunities are available for the public to get involved in the process.

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A Leadership Forum on the Future of Transportation & Infrastructure Needs, Funding and Jobs - PDF

Presented Nov. 4, 2012, to members of the Arizona House of Representatives Transportation Committee.

 

Transportation Planning

Pima Association of Governments' Transportation Planning Division develops many plans and programs, including the federally mandated long-range regional transportation plan (RTP) and short-range transportation improvement program (TIP). The current plans include the 2040 RTP and the 2013-2017 TIP.

The TIP is reviewed and updated annually by a TIP Subcommittee, which includes representatives from PAG-member jurisdictions.

The public may provide feedback for consideration by the TIP Subcommittee. Public involvement is also a component of the RTP update, which occurs approximately every four years in order to maintain a minimum 20-year outlook of the region’s transportation needs.

Both the TIP and the RTP include projects in the Regional Transportation Authority’s (RTA) 20-year plan, which was approved by Pima County voters on May 16, 2006. The projects in the $2.1 billion RTA plan are funded with a separate funding source, including a ½-cent sales tax and other regional funds

While a number of local, state and federal agencies are responsible for planning, building and operating the transportation system in the Pima County region, PAG is responsible for determining the allocation of federal transportation dollars to its local member jurisdictions. The responsibility for building and operating the transportation infrastructure lies with PAG’s member jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction has its own transportation department and/or staff associated with planning, building and operating the transportation system.

Travel Demand Management

Travel Demand Management considers both commute and non-commute travel as it affects major transportation corridors, activity/employment centers, new development, airports, freight movement, school, recreation, tourism, special events and other types of travel throughout the region.

TDM includes the Sun Rideshare Program and Travel Reduction Program, which are managed within PAG's Sustainable Environment Program to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

Other TDM activities, such as regional safety and operations, incident management, transportation technologies and community-related transportation enhancements, are managed under Transportation Planning.

Advances in information technology may make managing demand more effective by providing real-time, accurate information on travel options, traffic conditions, alternative routes, and even dynamic matching of travelers into shared ride arrangements.

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