Nevada Unified Certification Program (NUCP)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and
Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)
Certification Review Meeting
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
OF WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE GOAL FISCAL YEARS 2017-2019
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has established a revised Race Neutral
FY2017-2019 goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation of 3.0 percent for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded projects. The goal was developed pursuant to U.S. Department of Transportation regulations contained in 49 CFR Part 26. The goal is based on anticipated available procurements, prior experience with the DBE program and the availability of qualified, ready, willing and able DBE firms within Washoe County for the type of projects anticipated in fiscal years 2017-2019.
Questions or comments should be directed to Leslie Benton (775) 335-1868 or Karen Heddy
MIDTOWN ART WALK
Ride Route 1 and RAPID FREE to the Midtown Art Walk!
DUMP THE PUMP
The RTC is again joining with transit agencies across the country to encourage use of public and alternative transportation as part of the Dump the Pump movement! The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) organizes this annual event to encourage everyone to travel in ways that create cleaner air, save money, reduce dependence on oil, and ease traffic congestion. On June 16, all RTC transit services will be FREE! This event has typically been one of the RTC’s busiest transit days as people save money by sparing their vehicles from wear and tear and freeing themselves from unpredictable gas prices. Dump the Pump is also a great opportunity for new riders to try out transit and experience a stress-free commute with time to text, work on their computers and read.
In addition to free transit on June 16, everyone is encouraged to record their trips online for a chance to win prizes! The more green trips recorded, the better odds of winning. Everyone who participates will also receive a free thank you gift! Prizes will be awarded for transit users, walkers, cyclists, and vanpool participants. The website is: http://rtctripmatch.com, and once someone registers, they can record trips via their mobile device.
Official Notice of Opportunity to Extend Expiration Date for Regional Road Impact Fee (RRIF) Credits
The RTC, Washoe County and the Cities of Reno and Sparks have approved Amendment No. 1 of the 5th Edition RRIF General Administrative Manual which allows the expiration date of existing RRIF Credits to be extended an additional 10 years. The RTC RRIF Administrator has determined that RRIF Credits may be converted between May 10, 2016 and August 8, 2016. In order to participate in the Credit Extension offer, a request for extension must be received by t he RTC no later than 5:00 PM on August 8, 2016. A $500 processing fee will be assessed per Credit Holder.
To request an extension of existing RRIF Credits, submit the RRIF Credit Extension Request Form identifying your accounts and number of credits to be extended along with a check made out to the Regional Transportation Commission to:
Regional Transportation Commission
1105 Terminal Way, Suite 108
Reno, NV 89502
Attn: Julie Masterpool, RTC RRIF Program Manager
To find out more information on the RRIF Program and about Credit extensions, please Click Here.
PYRAMID WAY AND MCCARRAN BOULEVARD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS
The RTC will begin work on a project to enhance safety at the intersection of Pyramid Way and McCarran Boulevard. Work began April 4 involves traffic controls.
Sign up for email updates on the project at: http://www.pyramidmccarran.com.
2040 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE
The 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) helps guide improvements in the region, sustaining the economy, increasing livability and accommodating growth. The document also outlines the guiding principles of the RTC and is developed with extensive public input. The public outreach process is now underway as the RTC updates the RTP, which is the long-range transportation plan for the region. Outreach efforts that will be taking place during the next few months include forums for youths, seniors, veterans and on the topics of freight and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Several public meetings will also be held, and the RTC Board will review the updates for possible adoption later this year.
Technologies Forum to be Announced
NORTH VALLEYS REGIONAL MULTIMODAL STUDY
A presentation was given to the North Valleys Citizens Advisory Board as the RTC begins an extensive study to examine opportunities for Complete Street enhancements, safety improvements and capacity projects in the North Valleys area. The study involves extensive public outreach with stakeholder and public meetings. The area being studied has experienced significant business and residential growth, and includes major distribution facilities including PetCo and Amazon.
View the displays from the public workshop held on 2/4/16:
View the presentations from the workshop on 6/30/16:
SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN
The RTC began the process of updating the FY 2017-2021 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) in November 2015. The SRTP is RTC’s business plan for transit services in our community over the next five years. It also serves as the short range transportation element of the 20-Year Regional Transportation Plan which is now in the process of being updated. Development of the SRTP is a community-based planning process. The SRTP reviews all RTC transit services including: RIDE, RAPID, ACCESS, carpools and vanpools.
An effective and efficient transit system benefits everyone whether they use public transit or not, and is essential to a vibrant and prosperous economy. You're invited to participate and share your ideas! Submit comments to http://rtctransitplan.com.
The draft SRTP will be presented at the RTC Board meeting on July 15, 2016; the final SRTP may be approved and adopted to the August 19, 2016 Board meeting.