A study by Pinal County that identifies four growth areas and outlines an integrated, multimodal transportation system that provides for vehicular travel and transit, including commuter and local rail lines, along with bike and pedestrian routes. The study addresses the next steps the County should take to develop the transit components of such a multimodal system that sets forth a "roadmap" for the development of those improvements.
A study completed by the Maricopa Association of Governments that analyzes transit services and ridership demand in transit-established and transit-aspiring communities within the Southeast Valley. The study identified efficiencies in current and planned transit services and identified and integrated, demand driven transit system that effectively and efficiently connects areas within the Southeast Valley of the MAG Region as well as to existing and planned regional transit improvements such as high-capacity transit.
Central Arizona Regional Transit Route Optimization study
The Central Arizona Regional Transit (CART) system provides intercity transit service between Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, and Eloy in Pinal County, Arizona. CART Ridership has declined over recent years, an issue that was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and has resulted in the system providing less community benefit for the investment. The Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (SCMPO) conducted a study in partnership with the City of Coolidge to develop recommendations for improving the efficiency and ridership of the CART system. See more information on The CART Transit Study
Pinal County Transit Governance Study
Central Arizona Governments, in cooperation with Pinal County and the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority, has launched a Transit Governance Study. The Transit Governance Study will identify and provide a comprehensive guide for the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (PRTA) and Pinal County to enhance transit services and design investment strategies that make best use of available federal, state, regional, and local resources.