Resources and Reports

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 – Call For Projects

The RTC administers the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program for the RTC Metropolitan Planning area.  The Call for Projects notification is for Federal Fiscal Years 2021-2022 funding.  The RTC anticipates receiving $805,000 in funding for these combined federal fiscal years.  Agencies eligible to receive TA Set-Aside funds include local governments, natural resources or public land agencies, school districts and Tribal governments.  Eligible sponsors may submit one application per funding year.  The TA Set-Aside guidance and application were approved by the RTC Board on July 1, 2021  – October 1, 2021, and are available on the RTC website.


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.