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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Nevada information related to the ARRA of 2009.

Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).

The Recovery Act signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009 includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.

ARRA is a strategic and significant investment in our country’s future. The Act is designed to save and create jobs immediately across the country including Washoe County. The RTC received approximately $7.4 million in ARRA funding.

A portion of that, $3.7 million, was allocated to RTC 4TH STREET STATION. The remaining funds will be used for other projects, such as, HVAC and energy efficiency improvements for RTC's three main facilities (Villanova, Terminal and Sutro), bus wash replacement, a fire suppressant system in IT server rooms, and a solar project for Terminal and Sutro which will lower our energy costs by 50% annually.

The first of the HVAC and energy efficiency projects to be implemented is the HVAC improvements for the Villanova and Terminal buildings scheduled to begin in November 2009 and completed in late December 2009. The contract for professional services for this project was sent to Monarch Engineering on August 27, 2009. At this time, advertising for the HVAC contractor bid at Terminal & Villanova is scheduled to advertise in early October.

The contract for the professional services for the HVAC for Sutro and the energy efficiency improvements for the three facilities will be sent to Monarch Engineering by September 4, 2009. These projects will advertise in mid-November with work scheduled to begin in December, and an expected completion in late January 2010.

The remaining ARRA projects are currently in the design phase and are scheduled to begin in early 2010.

RTC Plans and Reports

For additional state and national information about the ARRA, please click on the links below.