View the report: ADOT Long Range Transportation Plan Final Report 2010 - 2035
Our extraordinary quality of life will continue to attract people to Arizona. The challenge is providing transportation choices to move people where they want to go quickly and safely. This can only be accomplished together.
We have the opportunity to shape our future, now! In 2008 and 2009, ADOT worked with people and organizations throughout the state to develop "Building a Quality Arizona (bqAZ), a shared vision for Arizona's transportation future. Visit www.bqaz.gov for more information. What Moves You Arizona is about implementation of that vision.
Our partners in this process are the Council of Governments (COGs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) within Arizona.
A Council of Government (COG) is a voluntary association that serves the local governments and the citizens within a region by dealing with issues and needs across city, town, county and even state boundaries. In the rural areas of Arizona, the COGs perform planning services and direct service functions such as operating the Area Agency on Aging, Head Start programs, and employment programs.
In 1973, the Federal Transportation Act required that each urbanized area (with 50, 000 or more population) establish a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The federal law recognized the challenge of addressing congestion and air quality issues in urbanized areas and determined that MPOs should address these issues. MPOs, in cooperation with the State, develop transportation plans and programs for urbanized areas of the State.
We created this website to inform you of growth-related challenges facing Arizona and about potential transportation choices, so that together, we can make informed future decisions.
Your ideas about transportation, the future and your lifestyle will help make effective transportation decisions that protects what we value most in Arizona. We invite you to get involved and encourage your family and friends to help us make transportation investment choices and discover…What Moves You Arizona.