Federal Fiscal Year 2021-2025 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
AMENDMENT NO. 3
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. 3 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. 3 is required to add new projects to the RTIP, as well as to incorporate updates to existing projects already included in the RTIP. New projects include those led by RTC which recently received funding through federal sources, as well as Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) projects that received an allocation of federal and/or state gas tax funding. These projects include the construction phase of a project to replace a bridge and add multimodal improvements on Keystone Avenue; the construction phase of a project to replace the Sierra Street bridge; design for the relocation of the Villanova Drive transit maintenance and operations facility; and several preservation projects on state-owned roads within Washoe County. Additionally, the amendment includes updates to projects led by RTC and project update requests from the City of Reno and NDOT. These projects include a change in federal funding source to the Keystone Avenue and Sierra Street bridge projects; the addition of federal funds and a change in scope to segment two of the Lemmon Drive project; the movement of funds from the engineering to construction phase of a City of Reno project on portions of Urban Road and Plumas Street; the increase of funds for improvements to I-80 west of Keystone Avenue; and continued funding of NDOT’s Freeway Service Patrol.
An air quality analysis for the proposed amendment was not required as the added and amended projects are exempt from transportation conformity requirements.
Copies of Amendment No. 3 to the FFY 2021-2025 RTIP are available for viewing and comment on the RTC website (www.rtcwashoe.com) starting on Friday, September 9, 2022, and ending on Thursday, September 15, 2022. A public hearing will be held by the RTC Board on Friday, September 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