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Blue Ribbon Committee

 

The RTC Blue Ribbon Committee for Transit

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A Blue Ribbon Committee, comprised of business and community leaders, will take an in-depth look at how to address unmet transit needs in Washoe County. The committee will meet the third Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to the public (check our website calendar for meeting times and locations).

Working closely with the public, a regional vision for transit was developed as part of the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. People strongly expressed the need for more transit in the community to serve a growing senior population, accommodate the travel preferences of the millennial generation and help stimulate economic growth. The sentiment was echoed when more than 250 people attended the RTC Transit Connections 2013 summit in December. The Blue Ribbon Committee is the next step to discuss our community’s public transportation system, and the opportunities and challenges we face to meet the transit needs of our community.

The Blue Ribbon Committee's purpose is to address regional transit issues.  This committee is tasked with making recommendations to further refine the vision for transit and develop an innovative strategy to address short term and long term financial needs.  Among the financial issues the committee will consider are: the impact of the recession, what would have happened if voters had not approved fuel tax indexing in Washoe County and forecasts of RTC revenues and costs. While the community is speaking out about the need for additional transit, the regional vision for transit is unfunded at this time. By February 2015, the committee may make recommendations to the RTC Board of Commissioners.

 

Agendas

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, December 18th at 11 a.m.

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, November 20th at 11 a.m. 

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, October 16th at 11 a.m.

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, September 18th at 11 a.m.

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11 a.m.

 

Meeting Minutes

July 17, 2014 Minutes

August 21, 2014 Minutes

October 16, 2014 Minutes

November 20, 2014 Minutes

December 18, 2014 Minutes

January 15, 2015 Minutes

February 19, 2015 Minutes

March 19, 2015 Minutes

 

 

 

PowerPoint Presentations

RTC Blue Ribbon Commitee Purpose

July 17, 2014 Presentation

August 21, 2014 Presentation

November 20, 2014 Agenda Item - 4

November 20, 2014 Presentation

Dec. 18 Materials:

Decision Tree

Decision Framework

Peer Local Fund Breakdown

Service Changes 10 Years

Summary of Service Changes, Oct. 2008

Survey of Peer Transit Property Unmet Needs

Transit Operating Statistics, Oct. 2014

Jan. 15 Pavement Preservation and Project Selection

 

January 15, 2015 Materials

Pavement Preservation and Project Selection

Peer Agency Revised List

 

February 19, 2015 Materials

Item 3 Staff Report

Item 4 Staff Report

Feb. Presentation

 

March 19, 2015 Materials

Agenda

Item 5 Staff Report

Item 4 Staff Report

Item 4 Statement of Need

Item 3 Staff Report

 

 

 

Resources

RTC Common Acronyms

Roster for the Blue Ribbon Committee for Transit

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

2002 Ballot Questions