Situated beneath the Santa Catalina mountains of southern Arizona, Tucson has been an important center for the southwest region for hundreds of years. In recent decades, this Sun Belt metropolis has experienced some of the fastest population growth rates of any American city, as people arrive seeking employment, education, or a life in a place of unique natural beauty.

In 2015, JWA was contracted to assist the Pima Association of Governments in thinking through questions relating to the future development of the region’s transit system.