FY 2016 Transportation Department Accomplishments

  • CAG has implemented the FY 2015-2016 Work Program items under our contract with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), which includes the active participation of CAG as a stakeholder at ADOT meetings, workshop participation, and having direct involvement in the planning and project activities of our member governments.
  • CAG Staff has held regularly scheduled meetings of the CAG Transportation Technical Advisory Committee over the past year throughout the region.
  • Administered, amended, and updated a 10-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the region, which calls for funding projects from the ADOT Surface Transportation Program (STP) and the ADOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
  • Hired a Mobility Manager in October of 2015 to carry out the ADOT mobility management duties throughout the CAG Region, in coordination with the Sun Corridor MPO.
  • CAG hired a new Transportation Planning Manager during March of 2016.
  • CAG applied for $200,000 in ADOT 5310 funds to fund the CAG Mobility Manager position for the next two Fiscal Years (FY2016-2017 and FY2017-2018). 
  • CAG applied for, and was awarded ADOT 5304Transit planning funds to conduct a CAG Regional Transit Study. 
  • CAG provided continuous planning and coordination efforts for the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), which was formed by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors on August 5, 2015.  With CAG as the overseers of the RTA, as specified in Arizona Revised Statute §48-5302, an RTA plan was submitted with proposed transportation projects and a request for a half-cent sales tax increase to fund such projects.  The plan was passed by the Pinal RTA Board on May 11, 2016, and forwarded to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors during June of 2016, in order to be placed on the November 2016 General Election ballot.
  • CAG’s Mobility Manager has updated the “Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan” for 2016, on transportation service options for the elderly and developmentally disabled throughout the CAG and Sun Corridor MPO Regions
  • CAG is in the process of completing the CAG Strategic Transportation Safety Study with Cambridge Systematics.  This will represent the first regional study under the new CAG Transportation planning boundary that encompasses Gila County, Eastern Pinal County and the Copper Corridor.
  • Updated the CAG Title VI Plan for Gila and Pinal Counties.
  • Awarded Works Consulting for $25,000 for FY15-16 to conduct traffic counting under the Highway Performance Monitory System (HPMS) program to be reported back to ADOT and FHWA.  The counts will be conducted in conjunction with the contract awarded to Works Consulting for $50,000 under the same program for FY16-17 with additional traffic counts proposed sometime in July/August 2016.
  • CAG transportation staff attended the annual Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) conference, which provides leadership in funding, advocacy and education for public transportation services throughout Arizona.


Regional Mobility Manager
CAG competed successfully for an ADOT grant to fund Regional Mobility Manager activities for FY 2016 and applied for continued funding through federal FY 2018. The Regional Mobility Manager continues to be responsible for completing necessary planning work, forming partnerships, implementing coordination actions, overseeing sub-regional coordination activities, and monitoring performance to achieve the regional and state priorities for mobility management.

FY 2016 Accomplishments:

  • Planning Activities – Updates were made to the CAG Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan; established and convened a total of six (6) meetings of the Coordinating Council for Pinal and Gila counties; worked closely with the Coordinating Councils; and established coordination goals, objectives and project priorities.
  • CAG has successfully combined Pinal and Gila Coordinating Councils into one functional committee.
  • The Coordinating Council has established goals, objectives and project priorities for regional 5310 providers.
  • Partnership Activities - Identified a regional contact list; developed and implemented an outreach plan to identify key stakeholder needs and potential opportunities, and invited stakeholders to participate in Coordinating Councils.
  • Coordination Activities – Developed and disseminated a list of transportation resources for the region; attended training; identified capital funding opportunities for the region; inventoried vehicle resources and geographic coverage of services provided; participated in Federal Transit Administration site visits for program participants; met with communities and identified coordination actions for the region. Participated in Maricopa Association of Governments sub-recipient Mobility Manager Coordination activities and the statewide Mobility Managers’ Technical Advisory Committee.