Resources and Reports

2023-2024 RTC Regional Travel Characteristics Study

The region has undergone significant changes in population and employment, and strong growth is expected to continue. Moreover, the pandemic has altered travel patterns, with more workers opting to work from home. As a result, updated travel behavior data is required to more accurately reflect current conditions. The study will conduct a series of travel surveys in the Reno-Sparks area of Washoe County and a section of Storey County that includes the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRI Center) and the City of Fernley.

RTC Travel Demand Model Development Project

The purpose of the RTC Travel Demand Model Development Project is to create, calibrate, and validate a state-of-the-art travel demand model for the RTC. The model will incorporate components such as non-motorized, transit, visitor, and freight, as well as special market models. The model will be used to develop RTC’s 2050 Regional Transportation Plan update.

Active Transportation Plan

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) is undergoing an Active Transportation Plan for the Truckee Meadows to create a vision and identify measures to improve walking and biking infrastructure throughout the county. The project includes various community engagement activities to hear from residents with the goal of understanding the current conditions of walking and biking in the county and identifying needs of Washoe County residents. Check out the resources below to learn more about the plan and how to get involved. Get Involved! This plan is centered around public engagement to understand existing conditions, current needs, and community...

Annual Report

The RTC Annual Report highlights accomplishments and activities achieved through the RTC Board’s vision and leadership. Click on the link to view a specific year’s report.

Lemmon Valley – Spanish Springs Connector Study

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is in the beginning stages of its Lemmon Valley – Spanish Springs Connector study. The RTC is starting to review different options for a roadway that would potentially connect the Spanish Springs area to the North Valleys area. The location of the roadway has not yet be determined. Additionally, the study is evaluating existing traffic operations and safety on Eagle Canyon Drive to identify potential improvements. The RTC is seeking the community’s input throughout the development of the Lemmon Valley – Spanish Springs Connector study. The need for this study arose from...

Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Guidelines

This document provides guidance on the CMAQ project selection process to better explain how CMAQ funds are prioritized and programmed.  This document identifies eligible uses of CMAQ funds, references past RTC projects that have utilized these funds, describes the projects selection process for all RTC projects, and outlines reporting guidelines for the programming of projects utilizing CMAQ funds.  

Downtown Bicycle Facility Alternatives Analysis

With adoption of the 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, RTC provided a blueprint for creating safer, more connected bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the Truckee Meadows region. The plan identifies gaps in the existing network, and prioritizes projects to connect existing and new facilities. Recognizing the need for dedicated bicycle facilities connecting UNR with Midtown, RTC Washoe developed four alternatives on Center, Sierra, and Virginia Streets for evaluation. These alternatives are: 1. A two‐way cycle track on Center Street from S. Virginia Street (at Mary Street) to 9th Street. 2. A northbound bike lane on Center Street from S....

2015-2016 Washoe County Regional Travel Characteristics Study

The regional Transportation Commission (RTC) Washoe County Regional Travel Characteristics Study was a collaborative effort designed to conduct a series of travel surveys in the Truckee Meadows in 2015 to 2016. The study consists of three distinct surveys addressing: Travel Characteristics of households Travel characteristics related to transit ridership Visitor travel patterns The study results are used to update, calibrate, and validate the RTC’s existing activity-based Travel Demand Model. The final report, with three sub-reports for the three surveys are linked below. RTC Project Manager (PM) Xuan Wang (775) 332-9521      

Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program

The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program provides funding for a variety of generally smaller-scale transportation projects. Agencies eligible to receive TA Set-Aside funds include local governments, natural resources or public land agencies, school districts, Tribal governments, and non-profits. Eligible projects include infrastructure-related projects for non-motorized users, historic preservation related to transportation facilities, Safe Routes to School programs, recreational trails projects, and environmental-mitigation activities related to transportation. The RTC administers the TA Set-Aside Program for the Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Planning area, and is currently on a two-year cycle for open call for projects. The next open call is projected for early 2025....


The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) is committed to providing a sustainable transportation system which supports the environmental, social, and economic vitality of the Truckee Meadows community.