RTC Project No. 211003

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

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

Design Firm: Nichols Consulting Engineers (NCE)

Construction Contractor: Sierra Nevada Construction Inc. (Construction Manager at Risk)

This project addresses critical transportation needs including improving transit connectivity, efficiency, and timeliness through connecting RAPID to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), improving safety for all modes, correcting ADA sidewalk deficiencies, and improving traffic operations. No sidewalks exist in many sections of the corridor, and in other areas, sidewalks are in poor condition, which forms a barrier to transit stop access. The corridor contains numerous vacant or underutilized buildings and lots. Improved transit service and walkability will encourage the implementation of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and redevelopment district goals. The scope of the project includes:

  • Midtown Virginia complete street roadway improvements and RTC RAPID stop improvements (Plumb Lane to Liberty Street).
  • North Virginia complete street improvements and RTC RAPID service extension (Maple Street and northern terminus of RTC RAPID), widening North Virginia between 8th & 9th Street.


FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extention Project

As Built RTC Virginia Street BRT Extension Phase 1

Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project Phase I Cultural Resource Monitoring Report (redacted)

Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project Environmental Assessment

Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project Phase II Cultural Resources Monitoring Report

Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project Phase II Record Drawings

Service for the extension of the Virginia Line to the University of Nevada, Reno began March 6, 2021.

Any questions or requests for additional information regarding the project can be provided upon request.  Please submit questions or requests at

Virginia Street Project Road Construction Complete Brochure (flipbook)

Planning: December 2014 – October 2015
Environmental: December 2014 – Spring 2018
Preliminary Design: December 2014 – June 2017
Final Design: June 2017 – December 2018
Construction: Project Complete

Total Project Estimate: $93,481,989
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grant


Post updated on: June 29, 2022

Virginia Street Bus Rapid Transit Extension Project Map