South Virginia Street Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Study

RTC Washoe Corridor Studies - SVTOD

The South Virginia Street TOD Study‚Äôs purpose is to envision the future extension of the Virginia Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service to South Reno and develop the land use planning tools that will encourage a walkable, transit‚Äźsupportive development pattern that meets the growth and development needs of the region. The study will focus on identifying optimal land use policies that will enhance economic development and facilitate connectivity and accessibility.


Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a form of city planning that is focused on creating vibrant and pedestrian-oriented communities. This is done through the creation of mixed-use developments, walkable infrastructure, and availability of public transportation options in order to reduce dependency on cars as the sole mode of transportation. The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) and its partners have utilized TOD to improve the transit options for Nevadans across Reno, Sparks and Washoe County; we are currently seeking public input and feedback on TOD options for the South Virginia Street Corridor to inform future planning efforts.

RTC Washoe Corridor Studies - The Eight Principles of a TOD


The South Virginia Street Transit Oriented Development (SVTOD) Study is seeking to build community consensus around land use and infrastructure to create a sense of place and to allow an extension of the RTC’s bus rapid transit (BRT) service to succeed in south Reno.

The public is invited to check out details of the Study’s progress and provide feedback. RTC is partnering with NDOT, which is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, April 11th, to gather public comments on two separate projects related to improving transportation amenities and infrastructure along South Virginia Street. Information on this event can be found here.

Additionally, RTC and NDOT will be making a joint presentation to the City of Reno Ward 2 Neighborhood Advisory Board at the April 16th meeting. The agenda can be found here.

Finally, the RTC is excited to receive feedback on a graphic-rich story map covering the Study’s progress and preliminary recommendations. This new story map includes opportunities to respond to questions and provide general feedback on the Study. Click on the link below to view the story map and provide feedback!

Study Report:
South Virginia Street TOD Study Scope of Services

Project Manager:
Graham Dollarhide, RTC Senior Technical Planner: