Upcoming RTC Washoe Events

Earth Day Free Transit

All regularly scheduled RTC Transit

The RTC will provide free transportation on all regularly scheduled RTC transit services all day on Monday, April 22, 2019 in support of Earth Day. To plan your trip, visit rtcwashoe.com.

“Sustainability is one of RTC’s guiding principles and increasing ridership on our public transportation system supports this initiative,” said RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson. “Taking public transportation instead of driving a car helps the earth and improves our region’s air quality.”

The RTC’s bus fleet currently includes 21 electric buses and the RTC plans to go all-electric by 2035. There are a variety of benefits to taking public transportation. For example, if you take a bus, you help reduce greenhouse gas emissions into our environment, which helps promote better air quality in the Truckee Meadows. In addition, public transportation can ease traffic, reduce congestion, save energy and fuel. Studies show that traveling by public transportation is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by car.

The RTC is committed to improving sustainability across the agency and throughout our community. Since 2010 the RTC has reduced total facility energy use by 25%, reduced the criteria air pollutants per unlinked passenger trip by 13.1%, and increased our recycling rate to approximately 33%.

In July 2017, the RTC Board formally adopted its award-winning Sustainability Plan as the guiding document on the future of sustainability for the agency. This plan identifies the existing transportation and operational sustainability measures undertaken by the RTC and establishes goals to continue to reduce fuel consumption, improve air quality, and further minimize the carbon footprint of RTC operational activities.

To learn more about RTC’s sustainability efforts, visit rtcwashoe.com/sustainability.


Sun Valley Transportation Improvement Project Community Meeting

Sun Valley Neighborhood Center
115 W. 6th Avenue, Sun Valley
(Corner of Sun Valley Blvd. and 6th Avenue)
Served by RTC Transit Route 5

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Presentation at 6 p.m.

The Sun Valley Boulevard Transportation Improvement Project will provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant sidewalks, accessible bus stops and new bike lanes to make the roadway safer for all users starting at Clear Acre Ln. between Scottsdale Rd. and Dandini Blvd./El Rancho Dr. continuing north along Sun Valley Blvd. to Highland Ranch Pkwy.

The Sun Valley Neighborhood Center is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids to assist individuals with disabilities should be made with as much advance notice as possible. For those requiring hearing or speech assistance, contact Relay Nevada at 1-800-326-6868 (TTY, VCO or HCO).

If you are unable to attend the meeting, the RTC plans to livestream the presentation at Facebook.com/RTCWashoe.

El proyecto de Sun Valley Boulevard proporcionará mejores instalaciones para transeúntes como aceras que cumplen con la ley de estadounidenses con discapacidades (ADA), paradas de autobus accesibles, además de ciclovías que harán este tramo mucho más seguro para todos los usuarios empiezando en Clear Acre Ln. entre Scottsdale Rd. y Dandini Blvd./El Rancho Dr. continuando hacia el norte a lo largo de Sun Valley Blvd. hasta Highland Ranch Pkwy.

El Sun Valley Neighborhood Center es accesible para personas con discapacidades. Las solicitudes de asistencia para ayudar a las personas con discapacidad deberan hacerse con la mayor anticipación posible. Para aquellos que requieran asistencia auditiva o del habla, comuníquese con Relay Nevada al 1-800-326-6868 (TTY, VCO o HCO).

Si no puede asistir a la reunion, RTC planea transmitir la presentacion en vivo a Facebook.com/RTCWashoe.