8th Annual Bike to Work, School, and Fun Week from May 11 through May 17
The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance is organizing and promoting the 8th Annual Bike to Work, School, and Fun Week from May 11 through May 17. Increasing the number of trips taken on bicycles benefits everyone! On a personal level, bicycling is a great way to get and stay in shape and also lower one’s transportation expenses. The benefit for employers whose employees bike to work is more energized, productive employees with great attitudes. Their productivity increases and absenteeism decreases. With more people bike riding, we all benefit with cleaner air, less traffic congestion and a healthier Truckee Meadows.
Get involved... RTC is recruiting for its transportation advisory committees!
Citizens Advisory Committee
Applicants should have an interest in policy issues relative to public transportation, the regional street and highway system, and multimodal transportation planning in the region. Be willing to attend monthly meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm. Positions available include regular members (Three positions/3-year terms) and alternate members.
Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Applicants should have an interest in bicycle and pedestrian transportation issues in Washoe County and be willing to attend monthly meetings held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Positions available are for alternate members.
Alternate members for both committees serve until they are appointed as a regular member. Applications are available at the RTC Planning Department, 1105 Terminal Way, Suite 211, Reno or on the RTC website – rtcwashoe.com. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2013. For more information call (775) 348-0480.
The SouthEast Connector Project is an important investment in the Truckee Meadows that addresses long-term transportation needs and improves the mobility of people, goods and services throughout northern Nevada. The project is an ongoing effort between the RTC, partner agencies and the community that began almost 40 years ago. Once completed, the new roadway will stretch 5.5 miles from the intersection of Greg Street and Sparks Boulevard at the northern end, to South Meadows Parkway and Veterans Parkway at the southern end. The road will be three lanes in each direction with two new signals at Mira Loma Drive and Pembroke Drive. Visit southeastconnector.com for more detailed information.
Geiger Grade Realignment Project
The Geiger Grade Road project has been suspended until the SouthEast Connector project is completed (the second phase will link to South Meadows Parkway). Improvements to the Geiger Grade network will be re-evaluated upon completion of the SouthEast Connector.
The purpose of the project is to provide relief for projected traffic volumes at the Geiger Grade/Veterans Parkway roundabout and the Mt. Rose/Virginia Street intersection.
Wednesday, May 15th
12:00pm to 2:00 pm.
Washoe County Senior Center
1155 E. 9th Street in Reno
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPDATE: RTC RIDE SERVICE CHANGES
Friday, May 17, 2013
The purpose of the hearing will be to take public testimony and comment on proposed RTC RIDE transit service changes. The RTC is planning to implement these changes on August 11, 2013.The RTC Board may take action to adopt all or part of the following staff recommendations, or modify the recommendations before adoption.
Changes already approved at the March 15, 2013 Public Hearing:
Fare Reduction Effective July 1, 2013:
Interested parties should appear and present written or oral comments at the public hearing. Requests for auxiliary aids or services to assist individuals with disabilities should be made with as much advance notice as possible. For those requiring hearing or speech assistance, contact Relay Nevada at 1-800-326-6868 (TTY, VCO, or HCO); other requests should be directed to Denise Thompson at 348-0400.