STAR SPANGLED SPARKS SHUTTLE
The RTC has teamed up with the City of Sparks and the Nugget Casino Resort to provide free shuttle service to the Star Spangled Sparks fireworks show on Sunday, July 3rd. Everyone is urged to park at Reed High School on Prater Way and get onboard at the bus stop in front of the school. The shuttles will operate from 10 am to midnight and will take riders to RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA and back to Reed High School.
Due to construction activities in Victorian Square, where the event is held, limited parking is available, and everyone is urged to ride transit instead. Other RTC routes will continue to operate on a Sunday schedule and a regular fare will still be collected.
For those riding the shuttle, food and drinks may be brought on the bus provided they are not consumed while onboard. Folding outdoor chairs may be brought onboard provided they are not overly bulky and can fit in front of you while seated on the bus.
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:
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.
SHARE YOUR COMMENTS AT AN OPEN HOUSE ON THURSDAY, JULY 14 FROM 4 TO 6 PM AT RTC 4TH STREET STATION
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.