Special to The Explorer
A 30-year plan for regional transportation improvements is before the public for review through June 23.
The Pima Association of Governments is inviting residents, businesses and the general public to share their thoughts on proposed regional transportation improvements to be included in the 2040 regional transportation plan.
This is the third and final phase of "a variety of public input opportunities that occurred throughout the two-year plan development process," the release said.
The value of the recommended improvements identified within the 2040 RTP is $18.3 billion. Additional needs of over $14 billion were identified for which no funding is available, the release said.
In compliance with federal mandates, the regional transportation plan identifies proposals for national, state and local roadways, transit or bus services, aviation, bike and pedestrian facilities as well as programs such as ride sharing, VanPool and Safe-Routes-to-School.
It includes projects funded through the Regional Transportation Authority plan, which Pima County voters approved on May 16, 2006. The $2.1 billion RTA plan is being implemented over the next 20 years.
To review the draft plan and comment upon it, go to www.PAGnet.org, or visit the Pima Association of Governments, 177 N. Church Ave., Suite 405, Tucson; city engineers' offices for Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Tucson and South Tucson, tribal offices or all branches of the Pima County library system.
The 2040 regional transportation plan is scheduled for presentation to PAG's regional council for final approval at its June 24 meeting, which will be held in the 5th floor conference room at 177 N. Church Ave at noon.
For more information about the plan, call John Liosatos, PAG's transportation planning manager, at 792-1093.