Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The RTC is encouraging everyone to make their voices heard on Election Day! To help everyone get to the polls, all RTC transit services will be free on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th!
The RTC is pleased to be able to help everyone participate in the civic process and connect them to their polling locations,” RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson said.
Unlike during early voting, voters must cast ballots at their designated polling location on Election Day. Your polling location is printed on the back of your sample ballot. The information may also be retrieved by going to: www.washoecounty.us/voters.
Not all polling locations are served by transit, so everyone is urged to check in advance by going to the RTC website: http://www.rtcwashoe.com.
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.
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
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 2/4/16:
View the presentations from the workshop on 6/30/16:
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.