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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invite you to comment on the performance of the Regional Transportation Planning Process in the Washoe County/Reno/Sparks metropolitan area.

FHWA and FTA are conducting a review of the regional transportation planning process as conducted by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County and its partner agencies.  The review will assess compliance with USDOT transportation planning regulations and will consider public involvement, civil rights, the long range transportation plan, the transportation improvement program, air quality, fiscal constraint, and other related topics. 

The public listening session is scheduled for: 

Time:     5:00 to 7:00 PM

Date:     Monday, March 30, 2015

Place:    Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC)

              2050 Villanova Drive

              Board Room  

              Reno, NV 89502          

If you have any questions or are not able to attend this session, please address your comments to: 

Federal Highway Administration, Nevada Division

Attn: Christina Leach

705 N. Plaza Street, Suite 220

Carson City, NV 89701


Federal Transit Administration, Region IX

Attn: Ted Matley

201 Mission Street, Suite 1650

San Francisco, CA 94105



The RTC Boardroom is accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Requests for auxiliary aids to assist individuals with disabilities should be made with as much advance notice as possible.  These requests should be directed to Denise Thompson at 775-348-0400.  For those requiring hearing or speech assistance, contact Relay Nevada at 1-800-326-6868 (TTY, VCO or HCO).  RTC RIDE Route 19 serves this location.

Nevada Unified Certification Program (NUCP)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Certification Review Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Click here for more detailed information.


The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County announces a change in the Regional Road Impact Fee (RRIF). The change will go into effect on permit applications submitted at the City of Reno, City of Sparks and Washoe County effective March 2, 2015.

For more information on the RRIF program, go to




The RTC is currently recruiting for members and alternate members to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee. Applicants should have an interest in policy issues relative to public transportation, the regional street and highway system, and multimodal transportation planning in the region. They must be willing to attend monthly meetings held the
first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Opportunities include regular members (3-year terms) and alternate members.
Alternate members serve until they are appointed as a regular member. Applications are available at the RTC Planning
Department, 1105 Terminal Way, Suite 211, Reno or on the RTC website –


The 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project (Project) connects downtown Reno and Sparks with enhanced bus rapid transit (RTC RAPID) service, accessible sidewalks, and bike lanes. The improved access to education and employment for low income residents make this project highly supportive of economic competiveness, sustainability and quality of life.

In 2017, RTC will add four new electric buses to serve this route. The project includes new bus stations, and your help is needed to design what the stations will look like. Attend one of two open houses on March 3 at RTC 4TH STREET STATION and share your comments. There will be an open house from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and another from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Conceptual designs will be presented.

For more information on the project, go to



RTC is part of the Zero Fatalities program, which means no lives lost on Nevada roads are acceptable. In 2014, twelve pedestrians were killed here in Washoe County. Pedestrian safety is everyone's responsibility.

Drivers should always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and make eye contact with them. Look before turning on a green light and wait for any pedestrians crossing. In the presence of a school crossing guard, wait for everyone, including the guard, to clear the street before proceeding.

Many accidents and fatalities can be prevented by being an alert pedestrian. Remember to always obey traffic control devices when crossing in the nearest crosswalk. Look left, right and left again when crossing. Make eye contact with drivers when crossing, and don’t be distracted by using or texting on your phone, or wearing ear-buds. Never allow young children to cross alone. More safety tips are at:

Watch the Road Ahead with RTC

Watch NDOT's Zero Fatalities PSAs

Read the Safety Newsletter



In order to accommodate growth, widening of the intersection will take place. Additional left turn lanes will be added at three legs of the intersection. The traffic signal will be replaced at the intersection, as well as the signal at N. Virginia