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The RTC is committed to providing communication and public information about its many activities and projects. The Marketing and Communications department issues press releases to media outlets on an ongoing dynamic basis. Our goal is to share information with the public in a timely and thorough manner.

Press Releases posted below. Most recent listed first.





RTC IS ON THE GRID! JOIN US ON APRIL 14TH FOR THE OFFICIAL WELCOME OF 4 NEW BATTERY-ELECTRIC BUSES…THE FIRST IN THE STATE OF NEVADA [36kB]
04/08/2014 :

The RTC invites the public to celebrate the addition of four brand new battery-electric buses to its fleet with a community celebration on Monday, April 14th at 10 am at RTC 4TH STREET STATION on Evans Avenue.

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will attend the RTC event to celebrate the launch of the new buses made possible with a federal grant from the US Dept. of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Local and state dignitaries and representatives from Proterra, Inc. will join Senator Reid to mark the occasion.

The new acquisition adds four new Proterra battery-electric buses to the RTC’s regional service. These buses will be recharged at the downtown Reno transit center’s FastFill™ charging station while on route using advanced wireless controls that facilitate the docking process and eliminate any intervention from the driver. Buses are charged in 5-10 minutes while passengers load and unload. The RTC is the first public transportation agency in the state of Nevada to use all-electric buses in its fleet adding to its hybrid-diesel electric buses already in service.

Some of the benefits of these new buses include reduced fuel use, lower maintenance costs, lower emissions and quieter vehicles. RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson said, “The RTC continues to invest in the community’s transit system to provide residents and visitors transportation choices and access to sustainable healthy transportation.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the event which will begin promptly at 10 am. Free event parking is available from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the National Bowling Stadium parking garage or board a new bus using the RTC SIERRA SPIRIT route to reach RTC 4TH STREET STATION. Evans Avenue will be closed to thru-traffic between 2nd & 4th Streets from 8 am to noon.




CELEBRATE SAFELY ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH FREE RIDES ON RTC TRANSIT SERVICES AFTER 4 PM [36kB]
03/11/2014 :

To encourage a safe St. Patrick’s Day, RTC’s regularly scheduled transit services will be free from 4 p.m. to midnight, Monday, March 17th. The free service on RTC transit services is made possible with support from community sponsors. RTC SIERRA SPIRIT service will be extended until midnight.


The 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Safe RIDE supports the statewide initiative Zero Fatalities Drive Safe Nevada helping to make our streets and highways safe for everyone. The Northern Nevada DUI Task Force, Ceol Irish Pub, KOLO 8 TV, and Cumulus radio stations Magic 95.5, K-Bull 98.1, Wild 102.9 and KOH News Talk AM 780 make the free transit service possible with the goal to eliminate impaired driving and the tragic consequences of driving under the influence.




RTC RIDE 2014 SERVICE CHANGE CONCEPTS OPEN HOUSE NEW SUMMER TRANSIT SERVICE TO SAND HARBOR FROM RENO/SPARKS AREA [36kB]
02/28/2014 :

Reno, NV (Feb. 28, 2014) – The Regional Transportation Commission will host an Open House on Thursday, Mar. 6th at RTC 4TH STREET STATION located in downtown Reno to present concepts to modify the RTC SIERRA SPIRIT circulator route and implement a new summer service to Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe on weekends and holidays. The hours of the open house are 7 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 5:30 pm.
RTC staff will be available to discuss these new concepts which were identified as opportunities to provide improved service during the update of the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. Fares for the new summer service would mirror the fare structure similar to RTC INTERCITY, our commuter service between the Reno/Sparks area and Carson City. One-way trip fares for would be $5 for adults, $2.50 for reduced (seniors & youth).


Information will also be shared about new technology the RTC is considering that would allow riders to use their smart phones to pay for fares onboard the bus. This technology is becoming more common throughout the transit industry and with retailers across America.


“We’re seeking input from the public about these options and welcome suggestions at the open house or through our website,” said David Jickling, Director of Public Transportation and Operations.


For information visit www.rtcwashoe.com, click on Hot Topics.




PYRAMID/MCCARRAN INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT LANDSCAPE CONCEPTS TO BE EXHIBITED AT COMMUNITY MEETING [118kB]
02/25/2014 :

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will host a community meeting to present landscape and aesthetics concepts developed for the Pyramid McCarran Intersection Improvement Project. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27th at the Sparks Masonic Building located at 2425 Pyramid Way in Sparks. The meeting will be open to the public from 5 pm to 7 pm with a presentation scheduled at 5:30 pm. A Spanish language translator will be available at the meeting.




RTC SUBMITS RESPONSE TO U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR THE SOUTHEAST CONNECTOR PERMIT [118kB]
02/24/2014 :

On Friday, Feb. 21, the Regional Transportation Commission submitted its response to Public Comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for its permit application for Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The USACE has permit decision authority with regard to impacts to the Waters of the U.S. from construction of Phase 2 of the SouthEast Connector project (SEC).




RTC HOSTS OPEN HOUSE TO INTRODUCE THE SUN VALLEY BLVD. CORRIDOR STUDY: INVESTING IN THE SUN VALLEY COMMUNITY [36kB]
02/07/2014 :

The Regional Transportation Commission invites the public to attend a community meeting for an introduction and to provide input on the development of the Sun Valley Boulevard Corridor Study on Thursday, Feb. 13th at Sun Valley Neighborhood Center located at 115 W. 6th Avenue in Sun Valley from 6 pm to 8 pm.


The study will identify and evaluate potential multi-modal transportation improvements to make the neighborhood safer, more livable and easier to get around. Improvements to be addressed in the study include pedestrian and ADA (American with Disabilities Act) enhancements, efficient traffic operations, safety, transit and bicycle improvements. A brief presentation about the study will be given at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.


Recommendations for neighborhood enhancements will be based on community input received during the length of study, expected to be completed by the end of the year. The Sun Valley Boulevard corridor study limits extends from Scottsdale Road in Reno to Highland Ranch Parkway.


The RTC project team will be available to meet with the public to answer questions and listen to ideas and concerns about the Sun Valley Blvd. Corridor. A Spanish speaking translator will be available at the meeting. For information about the study visit www.sunvalleyblvd.com or www.rtcwashoe.com and click on HOT TOPICS.




RTC TO PRESENT RESULTS OF VIRGINIA STREET CORRIDOR STUDY TODAY AT THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM BEGINNING AT 4:30 PM [36kB]
01/14/2014 :

The Regional Transportation Commission will host an Open House today at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm to present the public input received during the past year for potential transportation improvements for the Virginia Street corridor. A presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m.


The RTC began the study in January 2013 to conduct a multimodal (pedestrian, automobile, bicycle and transit) analysis for potential transportation improvements on Virginia Street from North McCarran Boulevard to the Mt. Rose Highway. It will also look at improvement opportunities along the corridor to provide better access and mobility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ideas submitted by the public include wider sidewalks, better lighting, slower speeds, and more transit. These Complete Street improvements will serve to provide better access and safer mobility for all users- pedestrians, bicyclists, people with disabilities and motorists. The attached renderings profile concepts in the Midtown area. The study is being conducted in partnership with the City of Reno and UNR.


The RTC study team will be on hand to meet with the public to discuss the recommended improvements and listen to ideas, comments and suggestions for the corridor. For more information visit www.rtcwashoe.com and click on HOT TOPICS / Virginia Street Corridor Study.




RTC TO PRESENT RESULTS OF YEARLONG TRANSPORTATION STUDY FOR THE VIRGINIA STREET CORRIDOR [36kB]
01/10/2014 :

The Regional Transportation Commission will host an Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 14th at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm to present the public input received for potential transportation improvements for the Virginia Street corridor and discuss the next phase for the study. A formal presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m.


The RTC began the study in January 2013 to conduct a multimodal (pedestrian, automobile, bicycle and transit) analysis for potential transportation improvements on Virginia Street from North McCarran Boulevard to the Mt. Rose Highway. It will also look at improvement opportunities along the corridor with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When completed, the plan will identify short- and long-term improvements and develop a funding and implementation strategy. “The RTC has received extensive input from the community, including businesses, residents and other interested stakeholders. We’re looking forward to the next phase and continued public participation,” said Amy Cummings, RTC Director of Planning. The study is being conducted in partnership with the City of Reno and UNR.


The public is invited to attend to meet with the project team, discuss the results and provide comments. For more information visit www.rtcwashoe.com and click on HOT TOPICS / Virginia Street Corridor Study.




WEST PLUMB LANE TO REOPEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE DAY [36kB]
12/23/2013 :

As families and friends begin gathering for the Christmas holiday, West Plumb Lane from Ferris Lane to West McCarran Boulevard will be reopened to through traffic on December 24th and remain open until work on the final phase of the enhancements resumes. All utility contracts have been completed, new underground water, sewer and drainage improvements have been installed and concrete work and road section reconstruction is nearly finished.


Weather dependent project completion activities, including final paving and landscape replacements, are planned for early spring 2014. Work on other items will resume after the New Year. Occasional isolated lane closures may be encountered during work on these miscellaneous items. An official grand opening of the West Plumb Lane Project is being planned to occur in the spring.


The RTC, Sierra Nevada Construction, and their partners appreciate the cooperation and patience of the residents and the traveling public throughout completion of this neighborhood-enhancement project.


To view project updates for RTC road projects visit www.rtcwashoe.com, click on Road Projects under the Streets & Highways section of the website.




RTC 4th Street/Prater Way History Project Open House [47kB]
11/14/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission invites the public to attend an open house for the 4th Street/Prater Way History Project, to be held at RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA located at 1421 Victorian Avenue in Sparks on Thursday, November 14th, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free parking will be available in several lots at the intersection of Victorian Avenue and Victorian Plaza Circle and at John Ascuaga’s Nugget parking garage.




RTC Hosts Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, November 12 for Keystone Avenue Corridor Study [147kB]
11/10/2013 :

The RTC will hold a community open house meeting to provide an introduction and to gather public comments on the development of the Keystone Avenue Corridor Study. The study will identify and evaluate potential multimodal transportation improvements that will be coordinated with existing land use and redevelopment projects. Significant areas of focus will include, but not limited to, pedestrian and ADA (American with Disabilities Act) enhancements, safety improvements, traffic operations, transit and bicycle improvements.




RTC Receives Award from the American Planning Association, Nevada Chapter for the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan [40kB]
10/18/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County was recognized by the American Planning Association, Nevada Chapter with the DeBoer Award for Outstanding Public Outreach and Journalism at the 41st annual conference of the 2013 Western Planner & Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada earlier this week.




RTC HOSTS PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR PYRAMID HWY/US 395 CONNECTION PROJECT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT ON TUESDAY, OCT. 9 & WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 [40kB]
10/07/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC), in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) addressing the potential impacts of the Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Project. Proposed improvements include providing a limited access freeway facility within the Pyramid Corridor from either Disc Drive or Sparks Blvd. to just north of Eagle Canyon Road along one of three alternative alignments; and providing a limited access freeway connector facility from Pyramid Highway to US 395 along one of two alternative alignments. The proposed connector facility would provide connections in the area of Pyramid Highway/Disc Drive to the east and US 395/Parr Blvd. to the west, with potential access to the connector to/from the Sun Valley area at either Sun Valley Blvd. or to the west in the area of the planned future West Sun Valley arterial roadway.




Lawsuit Against RTC Dismissed, RTC's Statement on the Dismissal [38kB]
09/24/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission was informed today that the Upper Southeast Communities Coalition voluntarily dismissed its Federal lawsuit seeking to stop construction of Phase I of the SouthEast Connector (SEC) based on alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. This withdrawal is not surprising because at no time did the RTC ever violate the Clean Water Act (CWA) or any other federal requirement.




RTC SIERRA SPIRIT Hours Extended for the Wolf Pack's Home Games Starting this Saturday, Sept. 7th. [50kB]
09/06/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission is extending the hours of operation for the downtown Reno transit service, RTC SIERRA SPIRIT, to midnight for Wolf Pack home football games this season. Wolf Pack fans can avoid traffic and parking worries by riding RTC SIERRA SPIRIT for a nominal fare of 25 cents or a reduced fare of 10 cents for seniors, youth and people with disabilities.




RTC Express Service to the Great Reno Balloon Race [51kB]
09/04/2013 :

RTC is providing affordable and hassle free transportation express bus service to Rancho San Rafael Park for the Great Reno Balloon Race on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 & 8. Avoid parking and travel hassles by taking the bus to the balloon race available every 30 minutes from 4 am to 10 am from RTC 4TH STREET STATION in downtown Reno, Reed High School in Sparks, and Parking Lot C at the Reno Sparks Convention Center (parking is free at the high school and convention center). RTC will drop you off and pick you up inside Rancho San Rafael Park.




RTC Labor Day Schedule [35kB]
08/30/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2nd in observance of the Labor Day holiday.




USACE Begins Public Comment for SEC Permit [38kB]
08/30/2013 :

On July 19 2013, the RTC submitted its permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) pursuant to the requirements of the Clean Water Act Section 404 for the discharge of dredged and fill materials in waters of the United States (WOUS) and Section 401 water quality certification (by the State of Nevada) for the SouthEast Connector (SEC) project. A public notice was issued on August 23, 2013 by the Corps to inform interested parties of the proposed activity to construct Phase 2 of the SouthEast Connector project and solicit public comment.




RTC STATEMENT REGARDING SOUTHEAST CONNECTOR LAWSUIT [36kB]
07/30/2013 :

The Upper Southeast Communities Coalition has filed suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the RTC regarding the SEC project and seeking to halt construction currently underway. The complaint is riddled with inaccuracies and misinformation. The RTC has diligently followed federal, state and local ordinances and applicable law, and has acted at all times in accordance with the Corps’ direction and process. The RTC has developed an environmental mitigation plan that increases the amount of wetland area over current levels, complies with local flood ordinances, does not increase flood risk to homes, addresses and helps contain historic mercury contamination, and improves emergency access and safety, in addition to a number of other environmental benefits.




Improvements on Red Rock Road to Begin on Tuesday, July 23 [36kB]
07/19/2013 :

The RTC will begin pavement preservation work and roadside safety improvements on Red Rock Road from Adobe Road to Argosy Road starting on Tuesday, July 23rd. During the hours between 7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday, only one lane of the roadway will be open to allow two-way traffic which will be directed by pilot cars and flaggers to guide motorists in intervals through the construction zone. The pilot car zone will be about two to three miles and traffic delays of twenty to thirty minutes are expected. During non-construction hours, the roadway will be opened with one lane in each direction.




SouthEast Connector Traffic Control Update Sparks Blvd. Closure Effective Thursday, July 11, 2013 [36kB]
07/11/2013 :

Southbound Sparks Boulevard will be closed from the I-80 eastbound off-ramp to Greg Street north, and left turns from eastbound Greg Street to northbound Sparks Boulevard will be prohibited beginning Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm to Monday, July 22, 2013 at 6:00 am. Motorists are encouraged to use Vista Boulevard or McCarran Boulevard during this paving operation.

The closure is needed to achieve the required concrete strength prior to traffic being allowed on the new roadway section and for the safety of workers and motorists during the scheduled concrete paving operations on Sparks Boulevard for the RTC’s SouthEast Connector Project.

What: Southbound Sparks Boulevard closed from Greg Street to the I-80 eastbound off-ramp, and left turns from eastbound Greg Street to northbound Sparks Boulevard prohibited.

When: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to Monday, July 22, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.

Why: The closure is needed to achieve the required concrete strength prior to traffic being allowed on the new roadway section and for the safety of workers and motorists during paving operations.

For more information please contact the project office at 775-398-5059 or e-mail info@SouthEastConnector.com. Responses will be returned by the next business day. Additional project information is available at www.SouthEastConnector.com.




RTC 4TH OF JULY SCHEDULE [36kB]
07/03/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission’s administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday.

RTC RIDE, RAPID and CONNECT bus services will follow Sunday schedules for the holiday. RTC INTERCITY will not operate. RTC SIERRA SPIRIT in downtown Reno operates on the regular schedule every day of the year, including holidays.

RTC Passenger Services at RTC 4TH STREET STATION will be closed in observance of the holiday.
For route and schedule information call 775-348-RIDE prior to the holiday or visit www.rtcwashoe.com anytime.




Construction to Begin on Sutro Complete Street Project [65kB]
07/03/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission will begin construction on Monday, July 8th for the Sutro Complete Street Project. For approximately six weeks, Sutro Street will be reduced to one lane each direction between 4th Street and Oddie Boulevard. During this time, new sidewalks, bus stops and a new traffic signal at 9th Street will be placed. In late July, work will occur between Oddie Boulevard and North McCarran Boulevard for bus stop improvements. Motorists are advised to expect delays and please drive safely through the work zone.




RTC Seeks Public Opinion for the Virginia Street Corridor Study [38kB]
06/28/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission is seeking public input using a survey to consider potential improvements for the Virginia Street corridor. The RTC has initiated a corridor investment planning process on Virginia Street from the proposed Geiger Grade alignment south of Mt. Rose Highway to North McCarran Boulevard. The purpose of this study is to conduct a multimodal (pedestrian, bicycle, transit and automobile) analysis for transportation improvements on Virginia Street. The study will identify recommendations for increasing mobility options, improving safety, addressing parking needs, and collaborating with stakeholders and economic development efforts within the corridor. Corridor stakeholders include the City of Reno, the University of Nevada, Reno, retail centers, business owners and the general public.




RTC Celebrates 35 Years of Public Transportation in Washoe County With Community Event to Intrduce Eight New Environmentally Friendly Buses [37kB]
05/29/2013 :

The RTC invites the community to celebrate “An Investment in Transit.” RTC officials and local dignitaries will introduce eight brand new Gillig diesel-electric hybrid buses representing a $5 million investment at a community event that will also launch the celebration of 35-years of public transportation in the greater Reno-Sparks area. The community’s mass transit system has an annual ridership of over 8 million passenger trips which helps to reduce congestion, improve air quality and provides a transportation choice for thousands of people to get to work, school, shopping and recreational activities. These benefits help to preserve our quality of life in the Truckee Meadows.




RTC Seeks Input on Complete Streets Economic Analysis Survey [36kB]
05/23/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is requesting public participation in a survey to help assess the economic impacts of roadways where Complete Streets have been implemented. During the past few years, RTC has redesigned some area streets to improve safety and enhance access for all users such as bicyclists, transit riders, pedestrians and motorists. Studies indicate numerous safety benefits for Complete Street redesigns, including reducing vehicle crashes and pedestrian injuries/ fatalities. Yet there is minimal information about the economic impacts to businesses and homeowners such as property values, crime and vacancy rates.




5-Year Paratransit Plan Open House [37kB]
05/14/2013 :

The RTC is hosting a community open house to review preliminary recommendations to improve RTC ACCESS paratransit service in the Truckee Meadows. RTC ACCESS is a paratransit service for people with disabilities providing prearranged door-to-door transportation for those who cannot ride regular public transit. The RTC wants to hear from the public on the potential recommendations to improve the services for senior citizens and people with disabilities. RTC project team members will be available to provide information, answer questions and gather input for the plan.




RTC Recruiting New Members for Transportation Advisory Committees [36kB]
05/03/2013 :

 

The RTC has openings for its Citizens and Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committees. Volunteers provide input to guide the RTC’s plans for all aspects of surface transportation concerning roads, transit, bicycle and pedestrian issues. They help review RTC goals and objectives and offer feedback and recommendations which is beneficial to the RTC Board of Commissioners. Community participation is the foundation for the projects and programs RTC administers on behalf of the citizens of Washoe County.




RTC Community Open House for 4th Street Prater Way Corridor Preliminary Design and Environmental Study [37kB]
04/29/2013 :

The RTC is hosting a community open house to begin the preliminary design and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) study for a portion of the corridor from Evans Avenue to Pyramid Way. This event kicks off the next phase of the 4th Street and Prater Way Corridor Enhancement Project which began with a study in September 2011 and finalized in June 2012. The public is invited to receive information and provide input on preferred multimodal enhancements for the historic corridor. Elements for consideration include transit improvements, streetscape alternatives and information about potential environmental impacts. The project team will be on hand to provide information, answer questions and listen to ideas and suggestions from the public.




Community Meetings Scheduled on Proposed Changes to RTC RIDE 2, 7, & 17 and a New Route 22 [53kB]
04/29/2013 :

RTC will host two community meetings to discuss proposed changes to RTC RIDE routes. The first will occur on April 30th, 6-7:30 p.m. at the North Hills Raley’s Community Room located at 1075 North Hills Blvd. to discuss the proposal to modify Routes 7 and 17 to better serve the North Valleys.




RTC Hosts Open House to Update Community on the Current Status of the SouthEast Connector Project on Thursday, March 28 [38kB]
03/26/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) is hosting a Public Information Open House to share information on the current status of the SouthEast Connector (SEC) project and to solicit public input on a variety of proposed design elements.




RTC Hosts Public Information Meeting on the Realignment of Geiger Grade to US 395A (Old US 395) [36kB]
03/25/2013 :

 

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) in cooperation with the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is proposing to realign Geiger Grade Road to make an additional connection with US 395A (Old US 395), south of Veterans Parkway. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), a public information meeting to brief the community on the project and to receive comments and suggestions from them will be held.




RTC Public Hearing for Pyramid Way and McCarran Blvd. Intersection Improvement Project [36kB]
03/17/2013 :

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC), in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) addressing the potential impacts of the Pyramid Way and McCarran Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project. A public hearing to present the project’s Preferred Alternative will be held to obtain public input on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.




RTC to Unveil Transportation Vision for Washoe County [37kB]
03/13/2013 :

During the past 18 months, the RTC has developed the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) which identifies the transportation projects and services that will help improve mobility for riding transit, walking, biking, and driving over the next 20 years. These projects support the RTP guiding principles to promote safe & healthy communities, economic development & diversification, sustainability, and increased travel choices.




Public Participation and Comment Period Now Open for the Pyramid-McCarran Intersection Draft EIS [60kB]
03/11/2013 :

The RTC announces the opening of the public participation and comment period for the Pyramid/McCarran Intersection Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which addresses the potential impacts of the project.  A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Ponderosa B Conference Room, John Ascuaga's Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431.




Public Information Meeting for the Geiger Grade Realignment Project [563kB]
03/11/2013 :

The Nevada Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the RTC will host a public information meeting to receive input on the realignment of Geiger Grade Road to US 395A (old US 395) south of Veterans Parkway on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Galena High School Cafeteria, 3600 Butch Cassidy Way, Reno NV 89511 from 4p to 7p.  Written comments will be accepted until 5:00p Friday, April 12, 2013. Please submit comments to Steve Cooke, P.E., NDOT Environmental Services Division Chief, 1263 S Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89712 (775) 888-7013; email: scooke@dot.state.nv.us.




Public Participation and Comment Period Now Open for the RTC Draft 2035 Regional Transportation Plan [29kB]
02/26/2013 :

 

 

 

The RTC announces the opening of the public participation and comment period for the 2035 Draft Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTC has developed the Draft 2035 RTP based on input from the community. The plan identifies the transportation projects and services that will help improve mobility for riding transit, walking, biking, and driving over the next 20 years. These projects support the RTP guiding principles to promote safe & healthy communities, economic development & diversification, sustainability, and increased travel




RTC President's Day Schedule [32kB]
02/15/2013 :

 

The Regional Transportation Commission’s administrative offices will be closed on
Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of the President’s Day holiday.

All RTC transit services will operate on the regular schedule for the holiday. RTC Passenger Services at RTC 4TH STREET STATION will be open regular business hours 7 am – 7 pm.




RTC Hosts Open House for Proposed RTC RIDE Summer 2013 Service Change and Fare Concepts [29kB]
02/15/2013 :

The public is invited to attend an open house to learn about and provide comments on proposed
service change concepts for RTC RIDE routes and proposed fare concepts for RTC transit services.




RTC Seeks Public Input for Five-Year Paratransit Plan Community Open House on February 12, 2013 [27kB]
02/10/2013 :

 

The RTC is hosting a community open house to receive input to update the RTC 5-Year Paratransit
Plan.The RTC project team will be available to provide information, answer questions and hear ideas
and suggestions on how to improve current paratransit services and plan for the future.




MAKE IT A SAFE NEW YEAR’S EVE ON RTC TRANSIT SERVICES [29kB]
12/27/2012 :

 

The Regional Transportation Commission and its Safe RIDE partners want people to avoid drinking and driving for everyone’s safety this holiday.




RTC SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEAR'S DAY [27kB]
12/21/2012 :


Inaugural Megabus.com Express Bus Service Begins on Wednesday, December 12 [27kB]
12/10/2012 :