SAFE RIDE ON NEW YEAR'S EVE
The RTC is marking 30 years of helping people celebrate responsibly. The Safe RIDE program brings together community partners to cover the cost of providing free transit service. All RTC transit services will be free on New Year’s Eve night starting at 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Our event partners include Renown Health, the Northern Nevada DUI Task Force, KOLO 8, Wood Rodgers, Inc., Club Cal Neva, REMSA, Morrey Distributing, Reno Fire Fighters Local 731, the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, and Reno News & Review.
RTC is also producing thirty video testimonials on why not to drink and drive. They may be viewed by following RTC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Click Here to View the Testimonials
Click Here to View the PSA
DONATE TO FOOD FOR FARE, RIDE FOR FREE
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is teaming up with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for the Food for Fare donation drive. On Thursday, December 11th and Friday, December 12th, people who donate non-perishable, non-expired food will be able to ride RTC transit services for free. The donations help support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, which helps approximately 101-thousand people every month.
“Food is a basic necessity, and with the region still recovering from the great recession, so many would go hungry if not for the important work of the food bank. We are happy to partner with them in their efforts, and encourages others do donate food this holiday season and throughout the year,” RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson said.
This is the 22nd year for the Food for Fare drive, and this drive provides critical donations as the holiday season approaches. Donations will be accepted by coach operators as people board. Even those who are not riding the bus may drop off a donation with the coach operator at any RTC bus stop.
For information on routes and schedules, go to http://www.RTCwashoe.com or contact Passenger Services during regular hours at 348-RIDE.
INTERSECTION OF N. VIRGINIA STREET AND N. MCCARRAN BOULEVARD
In order to accommodate growth, widening of the intersection of N. Virginia Street and N. McCarran Boulevad will take place. Additional left turn lanes will be added at three legs of the intersection. The traffic signal will be replaced at the intersection, as well as the signal at N. Virginia and Comstock Drive. A new sidewalk will also parallel Virginia Street from Comstock to McCarran, which increases safety for everyone. Bike lanes will also be added to connect to existing bike lanes. Ramps will be upgraded to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All these improvements will also enhance safety in the area, which is a high-crash location.
Work is expected to begin in spring 2015 with completion projected for autumn. This is an approximately $4 million investment in our community funded by Regional Road Impact Fees.
To receive informational messages about this and other projects, go to: http://RTCwashoe.com
to sign up for e-mail updates.
North McCarran Boulevard at North Virginia Street Intersection Fact Sheet (Dec 2014)
REGIONAL ROAD IMPACT FEE PROGRAM
The RTC Board approved the 5th Edition Regional Road Impact Fee General Administrative Manual and Capital Improvement Plan at their September 19th meeting. After approval by Reno, Sparks and Washoe County, the 5th Edition will be adopted and new fees implemented.
In partnership with the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living, free mobility travel training is offered throughout the year. Mobility travel training emphasizes safety and instills confidence to ride transit. During Senior Fest, seniors can practice using ramps and lifts for loading wheelchairs onto an RTC RIDE bus with a skilled instructor. Instructors will also explain how to read bus schedules, plan trips, and answer questions.
To make an appointment, call (775) 353-3599.
For more information on mobility travel training, go to:
Click here to view the Mobility Travel Training Brochure
COORDINATED HUMAN SERVICES PUBLIC TRANSIT PLAN OPEN HOUSE
RTC received public input on how to improve services for seniors and people with disabilities at two open house events. RTC is updating the Coordinated Human Services Public Transit Plan. This plan identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities and older adults, provides strategies for meeting these needs and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation. Some new project ideas include:
- Coordinated transportation services among social service agencies
- Expansion of volunteer driver program
- Increased funding for RTC’s non-urbanized and/or senior transportation program
- Expand Washoe Senior Ride program
- Work-related trip matching
- A new senior transportation service operated by the RTC
The May 27th and August 7th open house events took place at the Washoe County Senior Center.
To view some of the information presented at the May 27th open house, click here.
To view some of the information presented at the August 7th open house, click here.
For more information, contact Tina Wu, RTC project manager, at: (775) 335-1908, or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.