SPAGHETTI BOWL IMPROVEMENTS
The RTC is supporting NDOT as an expedited environmental study begins in preparation for major improvements at the Spaghetti Bowl, which is a high-crash location. Several meetings are planned for members of the public to provide their comments and ideas:
4 to 7 pm
4 to 7 pm
Wooster High School, Reno
While large-scale improvements at the Spaghetti Bowl are in the long-term, NDOT has been conducting a study of the Reno/Sparks Freeway system. This study will result in widening and improving certain stretches of freeways in the next few years.
POSSIBLE SERVICE CHANGES
RTC staff will bring to the Board in April 2017 the cost neutral recommendations outlined in the 2018 – 2022 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). The proposed recommendations are:
To start the public hearing process, an Open House will be held on March 9, 2017 from 7 am to 9 am then, again from 4 pm to 6 pm. The public is invited to these open houses to learn more about the specific details of these recommendations, offer their thoughts, and help shape the future of public transit services of the RTC.
NORTH VALLEYS REGIONAL MULTIMODAL STUDY
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON 4TH STREET/PRATER WAY
The RTC breaks ground this month on the 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project, which will enhance safety and mobility for everyone. Members of the community learned more about the project and construction traffic control at an open house on Thursday, January 26 from 5 pm 7 pm at Dilworth STEM Academy at 255 E. Prater Way in Sparks. A brief presentation was held at 5:30 pm.
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STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN
RTC will be seeking formal adoption of RTC’s 2018 – 2022 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) at the March 16, 2017 Board meeting. The SRTP is RTC’s five-year operating plan for public transit service delivery for the Truckee Meadows region of Washoe County. The plan provides the operations and capital needs for public transportation over the next five years. The plan includes:
1) a review of the public outreach efforts to inform the RTC of what is being done well and where improvement is needed;
2) how well RTC compares to peer transit agencies;
3) a review of existing service for RIDE and ACCESS;
4) a review of other transportation options in the Truckee Meadows area;
5) an outline of RTC’s financial state and future requirements for delivery of public transportation needs over the five-year period;
6) a review of the goals, objectives, & policies that govern the delivery of public transportation, and;
7) finally, the recommended service improvements.
All the recommended service improvements will require another public involvement process before being acted on by the Board.