Using the Performance Measures
View the Performance Measures displayed to the right. Here you will see how your proposed decisions impact various transportation areas. The Performance Measures can assist in your decision-making process to help align your transportation investments with the outcomes you wish to see.
At the top of the Performance Measures is the Congestion Map of the major roadways in the region. This map shows how your choices would affect regional road congestion. Red lines indicate roadways that would experience very severe congestion during peak hours; yellow lines shows roadways that would be heavily congestion at peak hours.
Below the Congestion Map are the Performance Indicators. Like the congestion map, the indicator outcomes will change depending on your selection of different land use patterns or transportation investments. A blue arrow indicates improvement over today, while a red arrow indicates a situation that is worse than today. Hover over each indicator for a description of the measure.
The indicator values were estimated using the PAG travel demand model, and the indicators themselves were selected and assessed based on the region’s transportation goals.
Welcome to Pima Association of Governments’ (PAG’s) Engage 2045, a website to help us explore options for the future of the Tucson region's transportation system. Engage 2045 allows you to compare different land use scenarios and transportation investment approaches to see how changes to one or both affect future transportation performance.
Before you begin, please tell us a bit about yourself
When ready, press the "Next" button to get started. Engage 2045 should take about 15 minutes to complete.
About the RTP
PAG’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is required to be updated every 4 years in order for the Tucson region to receive federal transportation funding. All major transportation projects in the region must be included in the RTP in order to receive the funds to move forward. Note: PAG’s RTP must list projects currently funded through the Regional Transportation Authority and PAG's 5-year Transportation Improvement Program. RTA projects are funded by a dedicated countywide half-cent sales tax.Our RTP Accomplishments:
As we look to the future, consider transportation improvements listed in PAG’s RTPs and delivered in the past 10 years:
- • Over 230 miles of sidewalks have been constructed or made accessible
- • More than 50 pedestrian crosswalk signals were installed
- • Bike infrastructure mileage has increased by 200 percent
- • Major improvements have been made to more than 19 regional corridors, including Sahuarita Rd, La Cholla Blvd, Valencia Rd, Twin Peaks Rd, and others
- • More than 100 intersections and 60 traffic signals have been upgraded to improve safety and traffic flow
- • Interstate 10 was widened between I-19 and Prince Rd
- • Bus frequency was improved on the busiest routes and transit service hours expanded
- • The Sun Link Streetcar began service
The 2045 RTP will set the stage for all of the future improvements to the region’s transportation system.
Explore How Growth Impacts Transportation
In this section you can explore how three different growth patterns affect transportation system performance. Click on a growth pattern map to view its impact displayed in the Performance Measures on the right.
Explore How Growth Impacts Transportation
The Tucson region is forecasted to grow by 450,000 residents and 200,000 jobs over the next 30 years. How and where that growth occurs will have serious impacts on our transportation system.
- • Click on maps below to Explore Growth Scenarios
- • See how each performs in the panel on the right (assumes no future transportation investments)
- • Select your preferred scenario and click “NEXT”
Set Your Base Investment
This section asks you to select among four different base investment options (composed of hundreds of individual projects) that align with your priorities for the future of our transportation system. Click on a base investment option to view its impact displayed in the Performance Measures on the right.
Set Your Base Investment Option
- • Click on funding bars below to explore the Investment Options – mouse-over to see funding amounts
- • See how each performs in the panel on the right
- • Compare performance at different funding levels by changing your response to question 1
- • Finalize your funding level (above) and investment option (below) and click "NEXT"
Customize Your Investment
This section asks you to refine your base investment option, by changing funding allocated to different categories. If you exceed expected revenues, you can choose to raise additional revenue or to reduce funding from another category.
Your Vision for the Future...
You must balance your transportation budget before continuing. The budget can be balanced by increasing transportation revenue or by reducing expenditures. You can also use the bar at the top of the page to navigate back to change your base investment choice.