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.
2015 MAG Household Travel Survey
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is conducting the 2015 MAG Household Travel Survey to understand the travel behavior of Valley residents in Maricopa, Pinal, and portions of Yavapai and Gila counties. Residents who choose to participate will be asked to provide details of the travel patterns of those living in the household. The survey is an important component in the regional transportation planning process. Information from the survey is used to understand commute patterns and other aspects of travel behavior in the region, which helps transportation planners determine where new roads or improvements may be needed in the future. Read more...
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