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The RTC is inviting the community to provide comments and ideas on the future of Virginia Street as part of the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project.  Two meetings will be held for the public to review preliminary designs for Virginia Street.  The designs feature proposed improvements for Virginia Street from Maple Street to 15th Street near the University of Nevada, Reno and from Liberty Street to Plumb Lane in Midtown.

The proposed enhancements include: wider sidewalks, new bike lanes and extending RAPID bus service north to UNR with new transit stations and intersection improvements.  The project is also intended to better connect the University to Downtown Reno and Downtown to points south including Midtown.  The extension of RTC RAPID would eliminate the need for a transfer at RTC 4TH STREET STATION to UNR, saving travelers’ valuable time.  The project will also support economic growth and redevelopment along Virginia Street and throughout the region.  Additionally, it will help create a safer community that is accessible to everyone under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

While the same information will be presented at both meetings, the public is welcome to attend one or both events.  Free parking is available at both meetings.

For more information on this project, go to and click on Streets and Highways, then Road Projects.

Community Information Meeting One (served by RTC RAPID)
Tuesday, April 14
5 to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.
The Discovery Museum
490 South Center Street
Reno, NV 89501

Community Information Meeting Two (served by RTC SIERRA SPIRIT and RTC RIDE route 7)
Wednesday, April 15
5 to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.
University of Nevada, Reno, Raggio Building, room 4001
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503

For eligible RTC ACCESS reservations, call (775) 348-5438. Pursuant to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, special accommodations may be requested by calling (775) 348-0480 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Click below for proposed enhancement concepts:

UNR Project Area
UNR North Roundabout
UNR Alternative 1
UNR Alternative 2
UNR Alternative 3
Midtown Project Area
Midtown Cross Sections

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invite you to comment on the performance of the Regional Transportation Planning Process in the Washoe County/Reno/Sparks metropolitan area.

FHWA and FTA are conducting a review of the regional transportation planning process as conducted by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County and its partner agencies.  The review will assess compliance with USDOT transportation planning regulations and will consider public involvement, civil rights, the long range transportation plan, the transportation improvement program, air quality, fiscal constraint, and other related topics. 

The public listening session is scheduled for: 

Time:     5:00 to 7:00 PM

Date:     Monday, March 30, 2015

Place:    Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC)

              2050 Villanova Drive

              Board Room  

              Reno, NV 89502          

If you have any questions or are not able to attend this session, please address your comments to: 

Federal Highway Administration, Nevada Division

Attn: Christina Leach

705 N. Plaza Street, Suite 220

Carson City, NV 89701


Federal Transit Administration, Region IX

Attn: Ted Matley

201 Mission Street, Suite 1650

San Francisco, CA 94105



The RTC Boardroom is accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Requests for auxiliary aids to assist individuals with disabilities should be made with as much advance notice as possible.  These requests should be directed to Denise Thompson at 775-348-0400.  For those requiring hearing or speech assistance, contact Relay Nevada at 1-800-326-6868 (TTY, VCO or HCO).  RTC RIDE Route 19 serves this location.


Nevada Unified Certification Program (NUCP)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Certification Review Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Click here for more detailed information.


The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County announces a change in the Regional Road Impact Fee (RRIF). The change will go into effect on permit applications submitted at the City of Reno, City of Sparks and Washoe County effective March 2, 2015.

For more information on the RRIF program, go to




The RTC is currently recruiting for members and alternate members to serve on the 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. They must be willing to attend monthly meetings held the
first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Opportunities include regular members (3-year terms) and alternate members.
Alternate members 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 –