Studies and Programs

Planning Assistance for Rural Areas (PARA) Program

The Planning Assistance for Rural Areas (PARA) program provides federal funds to assist tribal governments and counties, cities and towns outside Transportation Management Area (TMA) planning boundaries with multimodal transportation planning needs.

Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance (TTCA) Roadmap: Arizona's Path to Global Market Expansion

The Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance (TTCA) is focused on creating better jobs and higher household incomes by growing value-added industries that bring new money to Arizona. To achieve this mission, Arizona requires modern and efficient infrastructure to ensure effective connectivity to both domestic and global markets. This Roadmap provides strategic direction for the state of Arizona to maximize opportunities for trade development.

Passenger Rail Study: Tucson to Phoenix

The Arizona State Rail Plan (SRP) is the first comprehensive assessment of the state’s rail needs. The SRP serves to identify the current rail system, to determine infrastructure needs and to have rail projects included in the state’s long-range planning processes to improve regional and statewide safety mobility.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
ADOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program provides a wide variety of resources and information about biking and walking in Arizona, including places to bike and walk, how to integrate biking and walking into your commute, important laws and policies, safety issues, maps, and organizations.
Arizona-Sonora Border Master Plan
The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are working collaboratively with the state of Sonora, Mexico, the secretaria de relaciones exteriores, the secretaria de comunicaciones y transportes and several other local, state and federal agencies to develop an Arizona-Sonora Border Master Plan (BMP).
I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study

The study includes detailed corridor planning of a possible high-priority interstate link between Phoenix and Las Vegas, and high-level visioning for potentially extending the corridor north to Canada and south to Mexico.

Climbing and Passing Lane Prioritization Study

Passing and climbing lanes provide additional lanes for vehicles to safely pass other vehicles while maintaining speeds. Implementing passing and climbing lane projects provides traffic operational and safety benefits at a cost that is far less than fully widening a highway. In an effort to enhance safety and mobility on Arizona's roadways, the Arizona Department of Transportation is currently updating the 2003 Passing and Climbing Lanes Prioritization Study. This update intends to further refine the identification and prioritization methodology previously utilized and to develop a prioritized list of candidate locations that would provide the most benefit to the traveling public.

Arizona Tribal Transportation
This is a central location for state-tribal transportation related partnerships, projects, activities, groups, links and other related information.
Arizona Smart Growth Scorecard

The Arizona Smart Growth Scorecard is a voluntary self-assessment tool that local jurisdictions can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their planning and development efforts.

Key Commerce Corridors
Arizona is in a global competition for quality jobs, economic growth, and prosperity. A strong export-based economy, supported by excellent surface transportation connections to major markets, positions us to compete successfully.
Linking the Long-Range Plan and Construction Program
Planning to Programming Link development started with ADOT’s multimodal visioning called “Building a Quality Arizona” (bqAZ), the 2010 Statewide Transportation Planning Framework Study created a fiscally-unconstrained vision for the state’s transportation system in 2050. bqAZ led to “What Moves You Arizona?”, the state’s Long Range Transportation Plan 2010-2035, which applied financial constraint to the vision, identifying anticipated revenues and providing a recommended investment choice (RIC) that indicates how revenues will be allocated to four different investment types: preservation, expansion, modernization, and non-highway. The third step, and subject of this report, is “Linking the Long-Range Plan and Capital Improvement Program,” or P2P Link, which focuses on how ADOT and its primary business partners, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and Councils of Governments (COGs), fund, build, maintain and operate the transportation system.