Posted by Scott Vaughan on Jun 23, 2017
In the past 11 years the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has invested more than $1 billion to improve mobility, travel options and safety in our region. The RTA has delivered more than 770 improvements from brand new roadways, to improved intersections, new sidewalks, expanded transit, wildlife crossings, and miles of bikeways.
There are faster connections, less congestion in some intersections, and more travel choices.  Economic development has followed many corridor projects, creating jobs and opportunities across the region.
As we move into the second half of the 20-year voter approved plan we also look at the region's transportation needs beyond the RTA, and how to address them. We commend our regional partners for helping the RTA deliver our promise to voters. The key to its success is the regional cooperation among jurisdictions and the fact that it is a community supported plan.
Biography – Mindy Blake
Mindy Blake joined Pima Association of Governments (PAG) in May 2016.  In her position as Outreach Coordinator, Mindy makes connections with the community to increase awareness and understanding of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan.  She is especially enthusiastic to share stories about how the RTA meets the needs of all commuters. 
Mindy was a news anchor and reporter at KOLD-TV in Tucson for 25 years.  She wrote about and reported on many community issues, from education to the environment.  She earned several professional awards during her journalism career. She served as Community Relations Director at Amphitheater Public Schools before coming to PAG.
Mindy is a graduate of Western State College of Colorado.  She enjoys giving back to the Tucson community, has served on several boards, and is a regular volunteer for Arizona Public Media.