October 22, 2018

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County and Midtown businesses located at South Virginia Plaza invite the community to the Transforming Virginia Street October Tastes & Treats event on Thursday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The event will feature free tastes and treats from the plaza’s participating businesses, including Coach’s Grill and Sports Bar, MOO DANG, Si Amigos, midTown Wine Bar, Mario’s Portofino, The Polo Lounge, Sushi Pier and more. Event goers who visit all participating locations will also have the chance to receive a gift card from a South Virginia Plaza business.

This free event will celebrate construction progress on Virginia Street and encourage continued community patronage of Midtown Reno-area businesses during construction.

The RTC’s Virginia Street Project team will be at the event to provide the community with information about the project and answer attendee questions.

About the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension project:

This more-than-$80-million investment in our community will create connectivity between Midtown Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and will support economic development, enhance safety, and improve livability in the corridor.

The project addresses critical transportation needs including improving transit operations by extending the Virginia Line RAPID transit service to UNR, correcting ADA sidewalk deficiencies, improving traffic operations and beautifying the corridor. Up to 300 trees will be added to the corridor as part of the project.

The project is funded with fuel tax revenue, federal and private funds.

More information:

For more information on the project, transit stops, construction operations, business-support opportunities and more, please visit VirginiaStreetProject.com, text Virginia to 797979, or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.