Drivers will have to wait in congested traffic at the Interstate 19 interchange at Ajo Way for only two more years instead of five.
County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and the Pima Association of Governments want the state to raise gas taxes, with the extra money dedicated to patching the holes in local streets, not the ones in the state budget.
A new report card about traffic congestion and pothole problems on Tucson-area streets tells us - as if we hadn't noticed - that things are crowded and bumpy out there.
Vehicles back up at Ina and Oracle roads, one of three area intersections with the highest traffic congestion, as rated in the Pima Association of Governments analysis. The morning rush-hour delay at this intersection averages about 1.9 minutes.
At Ina and Oracle roads, traffic regularly backs up at rush hour. The intersection is rated as one of the top three for traffic congestion.
Tucson can't wait for improvements to "absolutely critical" freeway interchanges, business leaders told transportation officials Friday.
The Pima Association of Governments agreed in May to be the anchor tenant of One East Broadway, under construction on the northeast corner of Stone Avenue and Broadway. Costs for the office space have increased $1 million over original estimates.
Rent for the Pima Association of Governments offices at One East Broadway, now under construction, is projected at about $32.54 per square foot or about $860,000 a year. Original estimates were about $700,500.
The cost for the Pima Association of Governments' new downtown office has ballooned by $1 million over initial estimates, records show.
The new Sahuarita Road bridge will cross the Santa Cruz River. Sahuarita will collect around $323,000 in construction sales tax for the project. If the construction sales tax were eliminated, the town would collect less than $3,000.
A recommendation by the state Tax Simplification Task Force could cost Southern Arizona cities and towns millions of dollars.
NOGALES, Ariz. - Two big Tucson-area transportation projects are at risk of more delays and cuts due to reduced revenue forecasts at the Arizona Department of Transportation.
A pickup truck turns onto East Bellevue Street from North Rosemont Boulevard, just missing a pothole. A State of the Roads report is due out next month.
The Tucson area's pothole problem has grown into a $2 billion budget buster.
Gary Hayes, executive director of the Pima Association of Governments since 2004, is stepping down due to health problems.
Local governments might start grading roads.
Tucson stands to lose up to $4.5 million in federal money for now-defunct Rio Nuevo projects if it doesn't find a new use for the cash pronto.
Local governments are looking for ways to skim gas-tax money from street-construction projects to pay for much needed maintenance.
A state project to widen the scenic Arizona 83 to accommodate traffic from the proposed Rosemont Mine was rejected by the Pima Association of Governments Regional Council Thursday.
"Pima County took a hit for the team on this plan," said state transportation board member Steve Christy.