"The Road Ahead with RTC" airs on KOLO 8 TV on Tuesdays during "Good Morning Reno," on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., and on Thursdays 11 a.m. to noon during “Midday." This semi-weekly news segment will feature interviews addressing transportation projects, needs and solutions.
July 14, 2015: Park and Ride Study
Park your vehicle, and join a carpool or take transit – it’s called park and ride. The RTC is looking for your input on locations for possible lots for people to park and ride. Lots could be either shared with private entities like retailers and churches or exclusively owned and operated for park and ride activities by the public. To comment, follow the links below. We want to hear what locations people think would be both good and bad for facilities, what amenities they want, and what are important destinations to serve with park and ride facilities.
Instructions for Web Map Application
Park and Ride Web Map Application
Park and Ride Survey
July 7, 2015: SouthEast Connector Update
As the final phase of the SouthEast Connector progresses, the RTC is starting work on a bridge over the Yori Drain, which is just north of Pembroke Drive. People will notice increased construction activity, and we remind people to always stay out of construction areas for their own safety.
Pile driving is an essential construction technique used in building bridge foundations. To support the weight of the bridge, steel pipes are driven into the ground beneath the bridge foundation until they reach a stable layer of soil. They are then filled with concrete to create the base of the entire bridge foundation. On this project, the steel piles are at least 18 inches in diameter and will be driven down approximately 30 feet.
Sign up to receive updates on the project, and learn more, at SouthEastConnector.com.
June 30, 2015: Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Recruitment
The RTC has exciting opportunities for anyone interested in safety, pedestrian and bicycle issues and the future of the Truckee Meadows. There are currently openings on the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for full term and alternate members. This committee has an important role, discussing multi-modal transportation issues, giving input on projects and proposals and making recommendations to the RTC Board.
Serving involves a minimal time commitment. Meetings are currently held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the RTC Offices at 2050 Villanova Drive in Reno (under the I-580 freeway).
June 23, 2015: Travel Survey
Planning for the future is important to the RTC. Select residents and transit riders are being surveyed to collect important information about how often roads and bus routes are utilized. This information is very important for us to plan future transportation projects and meet the needs of our community.
While we always welcome comments from the public, including by email and at our public meetings, only a statistically valid sample will receive the survey. This is to control the sample size and make sure the data is accurate. We want to thank everyone selected for participating.
June 16, 2015: Virginia Street Improvements
The RTC is inviting the community to provide comments and ideas on the future of Virginia Street as part of the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. The workshop will allow the public to review design alternatives for Virginia Street. The alternatives being presented include improvements for Virginia Street from Maple Street to 15th Street near the University of Nevada, Reno and from Liberty Street to Plumb Lane in Midtown that have been developed with public input to date.
Based on input received so far, some proposed enhancements include: wider sidewalks, new bike amenities, providing parking and extending RAPID bus service north to UNR with new transit stations and intersection improvements.
The workshop will be at 5 p.m. at the Discovery Museum on June 18th.
June 9, 2015: Dump the Pump
With gas prices on the rise, the RTC is inviting you to Dump the Pump! As part of this national movement, people may ride RTC transit services for free on Thursday, June 18th. In addition to riding transit, people may participate simply by walking, biking or carpooling. This is the tenth year for Dump the Pump, which is a national movement sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.
People who Dump the Pump, and record their trips will receive small prizes. Participants recording their trips will also be eligible for drawings for larger prizes. Trips can be recorded between June 18th and July 31st here. The more trips that are recorded, the more chances a person has to win a big prize worth about $100.
Bus riders who record their green trips are eligible to win a Samsung - Galaxy Tab 3.7.0 Lite - 7" Tablet. Walkers recording trips have the chance to win a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker. Bike riders recording their green trips could win two Mini Monkey Lights by Monkey Electric LLC plus an Adult RTC RIDE 10-Ride transit pass. Those recording their carpool could win a JBL Flip Portable Stereo Speaker.