RTC is part of the Zero Fatalities program, which means no lives lost on Nevada roads are acceptable. In 2014, twelve pedestrians were killed here in Washoe County. Pedestrian safety is everyone's responsibility.
Drivers should always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and make eye contact with them. Look before turning on a green light and wait for any pedestrians crossing. In the presence of a school crossing guard, wait for everyone, including the guard, to clear the street before proceeding.
Many accidents and fatalities can be prevented by being an alert pedestrian. Remember to always obey traffic control devices when crossing in the nearest crosswalk. Look left, right and left again when crossing. Make eye contact with drivers when crossing, and don’t be distracted by using or texting on your phone, or wearing ear-buds. Never allow young children to cross alone. More safety tips are at: StreetSmartNV.com.
N. MCCARRAN AND N. VIRIGINIA INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
In order to accommodate growth, widening of the intersection 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.
Coordinated Human Services Public Transit Plan (CTP)
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is looking for the public’s
help to identify how to better serve seniors, people with disabilities and the financially disadvantaged. Accessing reliable transportation can be difficult if a person has mobility restrictions and budget constraints. Additionally, the senior population in Washoe County is projected to grow seventy percent by 2035. The Coordinated Human Services Public Transit Plan (CTP) identifies gaps in existing services and helps RTC proactively plan for the region’s future.
This plan helps RTC secure funding for capital projects and operating costs from the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA). It also helps identify which services are the biggest priority for members of the community, and guides the allocation of funding.
In addition to providing transit services, RTC provides paratransit service for those who qualify. RTC ACCESS vans provide door-to-door transportation for those eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
For more information on the Coordinated Human Services Public Transit Plan go to: http://www.rtcwashoe.com/publictransportation-24-99.html