RTC Project No. 242013

RTC Project Manager (PM)
Warren Call, P.E.
(775) 335-1881

RTC Deputy Project Manager (PM)
Jeff Wilbrecht, P.E.
(775) 335-1872

RTC Engineering Department
(775) 348-0171
(775) 348-0170 fax

Design Firm:  Wood Rodgers

Construction Contractor:  Spanish Springs Construction

The RTC of Washoe County plans to implement a 3.1-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) line in the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor linking the business districts of Reno and Sparks. The project includes eight passenger stations (four in each direction), off-vehicle fare collection, transit signal priority, real-time schedule information at stations and a bus charging facility. Service would be provided using four especially-branded, all-electric buses. The project also includes conversion of the roadway from two lanes in each direction with no center turn lane to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane, new sidewalks, and bicycle lanes. BRT service would reduce transit travel times in the corridor via more frequent and convenient service. On weekdays, service would operate every 10 minutes during peak and off-peak hours. On weekends, service would operate every 12 minutes.

The RTC 4th Street/Prater Way RAPID Transit Project will better connect downtown Reno and Downtown Sparks and revitalize the 4th Street/Prater Way corridor. The project will extend the RTC RAPID service to the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor between RTC 4TH STREET STATION and RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA transit terminals.

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This project is substantially complete.

Planning:  Complete May 2012
Environmental: Complete February 2014
Preliminary Design:  Complete December 2013
Final Design:  Complete July 2016
Construction:  January 2017 to November 2018

Total Project Estimate:  $57,807,102
Amount Approved:  $57,807,102
Funding Source:  Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP), Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ), RTC Sales Tax, RTC Fuel Tax, TIGER 6 Grant, Small Starts Grant

Post updated on:   March 21, 2019