2050 Regional Transportation Plan

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning for the future transportation needs of our region by starting the process of developing its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The purpose of the RTP is to identify the long-term transportation needs and goals for our regional transportation system. The RTP identifies the transportation projects, programs and services that may be implemented through 2050.

The 2050 RTP will build upon the 2040 RTP adopted in 2017. This community-based plan will be developed through a robust outreach process and conducted in collaboration with partner agencies and public input. The plan will address the safety, mobility, connectivity and traffic-operations issues that are resulting from increased population and employment growth in the region.

The Regional Transportation Plan offers the opportunity to inspire, innovate and implement an integrated, efficient regional transportation system in our community. The RTC is seeking input from everyone in our community and encourages you to attend public meetings throughout the process. In addition to general meetings, the RTC will hold issue-based workshops and roundtables on specific topics, including transportation safety, youth-transportation issues, economic development, and transit vision, among others.

This is a community-wide plan that is made successful by the participation of everyone in our region. There will be many opportunities for input as the RTC works to develop a comprehensive plan for our future. The RTC wants to hear about your commute and your neighborhood and any ideas you may have to improve transportation for everyone.

Federal regulations require that the long-range planning document be updated every four years. The RTP is the RTC’s long-range transportation plan as required under Title 23, Part 450 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It contains major transportation projects and programs for Washoe County for all modes of travel. It functions as the major tool for implementing long-range transportation planning.

The RTP captures the community’s vision of the transportation system and identifies the projects, programs and services necessary to achieve that vision which may be implemented by the RTC, member entities and NDOT. The RTP is on an 18-month schedule for the development and approval process. It is anticipated to be complete by or before May 2021.

The 2050 RTP Book

December 2020 Virtual Presentation Video and Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RTP2050_Public

June 2020 Virtual Presentation Video:

Meeting Presentations:
2050 RTP Sparks Industrial Area Roundtable Presentation – February 26, 2020
2050 RTP Community Workshop Presentation February 27, 2020
2050 RTP APA Nevada Chapter, Norther Division – Presentation, May 13, 2020
VIDEO: 2050 RTP Economic Recovery & Development Forum – May 27, 2020

2040 Regional Transportation Plan

The RTC is pleased to present the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) to the citizens of Washoe County. The RTP is the region’s 20-year long range plan. The overarching vision contained in this plan focuses on transportation as a catalyst for developing economic
opportunities that sustain our valued quality of life. The plan defines the long range policies and priorities for the community’s future transportation system and serves as the blueprint to maintain our public transit network and improve our roadways, improving accessibility to all regardless of age or ability. It is a key component to improving our region’s quality of life and air quality. Thank you for your support and in the opportunity we have to inspire, innovate and implement an integrated, efficient regional transportation system.

Under federal regulations, the RTP must be updated every four years to maintain eligibility for federal funding. The 2040 RTP was adopted by the RTC on May 18, 2017 and amended August, 2018.

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) documents can be downloaded below. Due to the large file size, the document has been divided into chapters to aid with viewing. All documents are Adobe PDF files.

If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact Daniel Doenges, RTC Interim Director of Planning, at (775) 335-1931.


RTP (amended August, 2018)

Regional Transportation Plan (Complete Book)
Please note this is a large file (30 MB). It may take a few minutes to download the document. Individual chapters of the RTP are listed below for your convenience and quicker download times.

Download Chapters Below:

RTP Executive Summary, Acknowledgments, and Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Community Based Planning

Chapter 3: Improving Safety

Chapter 4: Integrating Land-Use and Economic Development

Chapter 5: Healthy Communities and Sustainability

Chapter 6: Managing Existing Systems Efficiently

Chapter 7: Integrating All Types of Transportation

Chapter 8: Focusing on Regional Connectivity

Chapter 9: Promoting Equity and Environmental Justice

Chapter 10: Improving Freight and Goods Movement

Chapter 11: Investing Strategically

Chapter 12: Monitoring Implementation and Performance