The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning and policy agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.
When MAG was formed in 1967, the elected officials recognized the need for data driven long-range planning and policy development on a regional scale. They realized that many issues such as transportation, air quality and human services affected residents beyond the borders of their individual jurisdictions.
MAG was founded in the spirit of cooperation. MAG members believe that by uniting, they can solve common problems, take an active role in long-range regional issues and address concerns that affect all of the communities. MAG conducts extensive applied research needed to accomplish its core mission of strengthening the Greater Phoenix region and State of Arizona.
MAG is the regional air quality planning agency and metropolitan planning organization for transportation for all jurisdictions in Maricopa County, including the Phoenix urbanized area and the contiguous urbanized area in Pinal County, including the Town of Florence and City of Maricopa. MAG has also been designated by the Governor to serve as the principal planning agency for the region in a number of other areas, including water quality and solid waste management. In addition, through an Executive Order from the Governor, MAG develops population estimates and projections for the region. Extensive primary research aids in this work.
2016 MAG Household Travel Survey
Your BFFs (Best Furry Friends) aren’t the only ones who want to know where you’re going. So do we! The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) hopes to make your future trips better by learning more about how you travel in the Valley. We’ll make it easy by providing an app you can download right to your smart phone! Whether you are driving to work, taking kids to school, going on a date, walking your dog, biking, or taking transit, your travel information is important info we need to plan for our region’s future transportation needs. Participants will be compensated for their time while contributing to a better future for us all. Click here to take the survey!
2016 Establishment and Commercial Vehicle Survey
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is conducting the 2016 Establishment and Commercial Vehicle Survey to understand the travel patterns of employees and visitors to and from local businesses. Trips to businesses by both customers and employees make up a significant fraction of trips in our region. Information from the survey is used to understand commute patterns and other aspects of travel behavior in the region, which can help to determine where transportation infrastructure improvements may be needed. Read more...
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