COMMENT PERIOD FOR 2040 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN (RTP)
Nevada Unified Certification Program (NUCP) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Certification Review Meeting
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
SERVE ON A RTC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The RTC has exciting opportunities for anyone interested in safety and the future of the Truckee Meadows. There are currently openings on the Citizens Multimodal Advisory Committee (CMAC) for full term members. This committee has an important role, discussing multi-modal transportation issues, giving input on projects and proposals and making recommendations to the RTC Board. Appointments are approved by the RTC Board.
Serving involves attending a monthly meeting lasting about one to two hours. Meetings are currently held on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the RTC Offices at 1105 Terminal Way in Reno. Go to www.rtcwashoe.com and click on Advisory Committees for an application and committee information.
2040 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Share your comments as the RTC updates the long-range plan for the region, the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and the Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan. An open house is scheduled:
April 25th from 4 to 6 pm
Discovery Musuem at 490 S. Center Street, Reno
Route 1 and RAPID
Draft plans are not finalized and are subject to revisions. The 2040 RTP will be considered for adoption by the RTC Board in May and the Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan in June.
SHARE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE SPAGHETTI BOWL
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA), in cooperation with the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC), are initiating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate and document potential impacts. The upgrade of the project area's freeway systems will reduce traffic congestion, increase traffic mobility, and increase safety.
We need your involvement. Please attend one of these meetings to ask questions and provide feedback about this proposed project. Project representatives w ill be a vailable to discuss this proposed project, take comments and answer questions. Both meetings will be an open house format with a presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Submit questions or comments to Nick Johnson, Project Manager, NDOT, 1263 S. Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89712, firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 888-7318. Comments will be accepted through April 28, 2017.
April 12, Sparks Library, 4 to 7 pm, 1125 12th Street, Sparks
April 13, Wooster High School, 4 to 7 pm, 1331 Plumb Lane
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.
Subscribe to updates at: http://www.4thprater.com.
STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN
RTC SHORT RANGE TRANSIT 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.