Federal Fiscal Year 2021-2025 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENT NO. 4
PUBLIC COMMENT/PARTICIPATION NOTICE
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Reno/Sparks urbanized area, pursuant to federal law (23 USC 134), hereby provides the residents of this metropolitan area an opportunity to review and comment on Amendment No. 4 to the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021-2025 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP).
The FFY 2021-2025 RTIP is a five-year program of major state highway, regional road, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects for Washoe County. The RTIP represents a prioritized program directed at meeting Washoe County’s growing transportation needs while improving the region’s air quality, transportation efficiency, safety and mobility. The RTIP is required by federal regulation and serves as a useful tool in planning and programming transportation system improvements.
Amendment No. 4 is required to incorporate updates to existing projects already included in the RTIP and to add new projects for which funding has recently been identified. The amendment includes updates to existing projects led by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and one led by RTC. Total project funding for several of the NDOT-led roadway projects will be increased, one of which also includes a scope modification. Total funding will also be increased for the RTC-led project on Lemmon Drive. Additionally, the amendment includes five new projects added to the RTIP by NDOT, four of which are bridge replacement projects on state roadways. The remaining project implements the first phase of recommendations from a study recently completed on the Mt. Rose Highway corridor.
An air quality analysis for the proposed amendment was not required as the added and amended projects are either exempt from transportation conformity requirements or have already complied with this requirement and the associated amendment does not involve a change to the project scope.
Copies of Amendment No. 4 to the FFY 2021-2025 RTIP are available for viewing and comment on the RTC website (https://www.rtcwashoe.com/mpo-projects/rtip-stip/) starting on Friday, December 9, 2022, and ending on Thursday, December 15, 2022. A public hearing will be held by the RTC Board on Friday, December 16, 2022, following the public comment period. Any comments received will be forwarded to the RTC Board.
Interested parties can send comments on the proposed amendment during the public review period to the following address by mail, telephone, facsimile, or electronically:
RTC Planning Offices
1105 Terminal Way, Suite 211, Reno, NV 89502