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Strategic Highway Safety Plan December Newsletter


Nevada Unified Certification Program (NUCP)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Certification Review Meeting

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Click here for more information.


INTERSECTION OF N. VIRGINIA STREET AND N. MCCARRAN BOULEVARD
In order to accommodate growth, widening of the intersection of N. Virginia Street and N. McCarran Boulevad 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 and Comstock Drive. A new sidewalk will also parallel Virginia Street from Comstock to McCarran, which increases safety for everyone. Bike lanes will also be added to connect to existing bike lanes. Ramps will be upgraded to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All these improvements will also enhance safety in the area, which is a high-crash location.
Work is expected to begin in spring 2015 with completion projected for autumn. This is an approximately $4 million investment in our community funded by Regional Road Impact Fees.
To receive informational messages about this and other projects, go to: http://RTCwashoe.com to sign up for e-mail updates.

 

North McCarran Boulevard at North Virginia Street Intersection Fact Sheet (Dec 2014)


 

REGIONAL ROAD IMPACT FEE PROGRAM

The RTC Board approved the 5th Edition Regional Road Impact Fee General Administrative Manual and Capital Improvement Plan at their September 19th meeting.  After approval by Reno, Sparks and Washoe County, the 5th Edition will be adopted and new fees implemented.

Draft 5th Edition RRIF Brochure

Contact:

Julie Masterpool, P.E.
Regional Transportation Commission
Engineering Department
1105 Terminal Way, Suite 108
Reno, NV 89502
775-335-1897 Office
775-348-3249 Fax
jmasterpool@rtcwashoe.com

 


MOBILITY TRAVEL TRAINING

In partnership with the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living, free mobility travel training is offered throughout the year. Mobility travel training emphasizes safety and instills confidence  to ride transit. During Senior Fest, seniors can practice using ramps and lifts for loading wheelchairs onto an RTC RIDE bus with a skilled instructor. Instructors will also explain how to read bus schedules, plan trips, and answer questions.

To make an appointment, call (775) 353-3599.
For more information on mobility travel training, go to:
Click here to view the Mobility Travel Training Brochure


 

COORDINATED HUMAN SERVICES PUBLIC TRANSIT PLAN OPEN HOUSE

RTC received public input on how to improve services for seniors and people with disabilities at two open house events. RTC is updating the Coordinated Human Services Public Transit Plan. This plan identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities and older adults, provides strategies for meeting these needs and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation. Some new project ideas include:

  • Coordinated transportation services among social service agencies
  • Expansion of volunteer driver program
  • Increased funding for RTC’s non-urbanized and/or senior transportation program
  • Expand Washoe Senior Ride program
  • Work-related trip matching
  • A new senior transportation service operated by the RTC

The May 27th and August 7th open house events took place at the Washoe County Senior Center.

To view some of the information presented at the May 27th open house, click here.

To view some of the information presented at the August 7th open house, click here.

For more information, contact Tina Wu, RTC project manager, at: (775) 335-1908, or twu@rtcwashoe.com or click here.