The Transit Life Cycle Program is maintained by the Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) and implements transit projects in the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).  The Program meets the requirements of state legislation calling on the RPTA to conduct a budget process that ensures the estimated cost of the Regional Public Transportation System does not exceed the total amount of revenues expected to be available. This includes expenses such as bus purchases and operating costs, passenger facilities, maintenance facilities, park-and-ride lot construction, light rail construction and other transit projects.