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IGT (Imagine a Greater Tucson) is a desire for greatness, but is it any more than just a wish?  Will it be Tucson’s voice?  Will it be a voice of planning reason as Tucson moves into its future?   For an update on the IGT results, view their website.  http://www.imaginegreatertucson.org/what-is-igt/  As the IGT project comes to completion, we can look back at over two years of community work.   Last May, 2012, at the College of Architecture, Urbanist and  Architect, Corky Poster brought up some good things in a defining keynote address.  He discussed alternative modes of transportation, surgically installed density sectors, form based building design, planned housing @ IGT densities and neighborhood respect…  Click here to read the rest of this article.  

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The RTA’s website:  sunLINK

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Poignant concerns with the RTA and  public process can be viewed in the Tucson Weekly’s Broadway or Bust, Tim Vanderpool.  August 30th marks the 3rd meeting of the Broadway Task Force.  The public meeting is 2800 E. Broadway, 5:30 to 8:30.  The task group is intent on a sensible and timely revision to an overly zealous plan.  See also Voters Against RTA Widening of Broadway

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2012 RTA Media Coverage.  The $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority plan was approved by Pima County voters on May 16, 2006.  You can download and view the RTA’s publicity brochure.  Regional Mobility 04/2012 (PDF)   It touches on its major plans from 2006 to 2026.   The RTA has been under scrutiny for its over reaching scope regarding the widening of several significant planned roadways including Broadway, Grant, and 22nd St.  You can view a piece of that controversy in Voters Against RTA Widening of Broadway  Tucson’s modern street car,  SunLINK, is an RTA transit project that has big impact on the UA, downtown and 4th Avenue, where construction will continue past mid 2013.  Here is a schedule update on that.  Tucson Modern Streetcar Construction Update.   See also Sun LINK media coverage.

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VIEW   press conference against RTA widening of Broadway.  Also,  view the “Tucson Progressive”, a public blog, Should RTA knock down 100 buildings. You can view Steve Kozachik’s  statement on the widening in this PDF file  Broadway WideningHere is the link to an   Attorney’s Opinion on the RTA’s referendum exemption. 

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