Nevada Unified Certification Program (NUCP)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and
Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Certification Review Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
RTC FREE SAINT PATRICK’S DAY SAFE RIDE
Safety is the RTC’s top priority, and that’s why for the 14th year all RTC transit services will be FREE on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17th, from 4 pm to 2 am! The RTC encourages everyone to make responsible decisions and for both drivers and pedestrians to never be impaired.
Download the NextBus app for free in the Apple Store or Google Play store to know how long before your bus arrives. It’s a good idea to be at the stop at least five minutes ahead of time. Go to http://www.rtcwashoe.com for route and schedule information, and to access to Google Transit feature on the homepage. Google Transit allows a user to input your starting point and destination, and provides you with information on the best routes to take. Not all locations are served by transit, so it’s recommended everyone plan their trips in advance.
POSSIBLE SERVICE CHANGES
RTC staff will bring to the Board in April 2017 the cost neutral recommendations outlined in the 2018 – 2022 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). The proposed recommendations are:
To start the public hearing process, an Open House will be held on March 9, 2017 from 7 am to 9 am then, again from 4 pm to 6 pm. The public is invited to these open houses to learn more about the specific details of these recommendations, offer their thoughts, and help shape the future of public transit services of the RTC.
NORTH VALLEYS REGIONAL MULTIMODAL STUDY
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON 4TH STREET/PRATER WAY
The RTC breaks ground this month on the 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project, which will enhance safety and mobility for everyone. Members of the community learned more about the project and construction traffic control at an open house on Thursday, January 26 from 5 pm 7 pm at Dilworth STEM Academy at 255 E. Prater Way in Sparks. A brief presentation was held at 5:30 pm.
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STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN
RTC will be seeking formal adoption of RTC’s 2018 – 2022 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) at the March 16, 2017 Board meeting. The SRTP is RTC’s five-year operating plan for public transit service delivery for the Truckee Meadows region of Washoe County. The plan provides the operations and capital needs for public transportation over the next five years. The plan includes:
1) a review of the public outreach efforts to inform the RTC of what is being done well and where improvement is needed;
2) how well RTC compares to peer transit agencies;
3) a review of existing service for RIDE and ACCESS;
4) a review of other transportation options in the Truckee Meadows area;
5) an outline of RTC’s financial state and future requirements for delivery of public transportation needs over the five-year period;
6) a review of the goals, objectives, & policies that govern the delivery of public transportation, and;
7) finally, the recommended service improvements.
All the recommended service improvements will require another public involvement process before being acted on by the Board.