August 19, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is seeking community input as they begin to develop transit service improvements that could be implemented in January 2021. The RTC invites the community to learn more by viewing a virtual video presentation at rtcwashoe.com. This online presentation will be in place of a physical meeting to comply with Governor Sisolak’s March 22 emergency directive on public meetings.

On the website, the community is able to watch a brief video presentation and provide comments by calling (775) 335-0019 or emailing mdulude@rtcwashoe.com. Comments will be accepted through 4 p.m. on September 17, 2020.

The RTC is proposing route and timing changes, including improvements to the RAPID Virginia Line.

The RTC is considering the following service changes:

RAPID Virginia Line: Extend the current RAPID Virginia Line to Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. Continue to end the route at Meadowood Mall. Frequency will remain 10 minutes on weekdays and 12 minutes on weekends. Lawlor Events Center would be the route’s new layover point. 4TH STREET STATION will become a regular stop for this route; the bus will not have a layover at the station. This service improvement is planned to coincide with the completion of construction of the RTC’s Virginia Street Project in Midtown and near the University of Nevada, Reno.
UNR-Midtown Direct: Discontinue this temporary route and replace with extended RAPID Virginia Line service. This service was scheduled to end when the RAPID Virginia Line begins its new route.
All routes: Continuation of timetable adjustments to continue improving travel times and on-time performance.

The RTC continually analyzes its transit operations and performance data to maximize resources and improve efficiency to enhance quality customer service to riders. This analysis tracks ridership data and allocates buses and other resources to more-productive routes, improving efficiency and transit-system operations within financial constraints.

The RTC will present the proposed transit service changes and the public input received to the RTC Board on September 18, 2020. The RTC Board will then give direction and potential approval.

For more information, please visit rtcwashoe.com.