The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is asking for the community’s input on a proposed new pilot transit route from south Reno to Lake Tahoe. The new route would start this May during RTC’s planned service change and would use RTC’s FlexRIDE service vehicles.
The RTC is asking the community to watch a brief virtual public presentation video and provide comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (775) 335-0019. Comments received prior to 4 p.m. on February 18, 2021 will be entered into the meeting record for RTC’s Board Meeting at 9 a.m. on February 19, 2021.
“Providing an affordable public transit connection between the Truckee Meadows and Incline Village will reduce traffic congestion and parking issues, while also improving sustainability and access for everyone,” said RTC Executive Director Bill Thomas.
The final service parameters for this pilot project are still under development, but the proposed service would operate seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. and would require reservations 24 hours in advance of your trip. Vehicles are ADA accessible and can also carry bicycles. The proposed pricing for this service is $5 per one-way trip.
The route would begin at The Summit mall’s park and ride area, then travel up Mt. Rose Highway/State Route 431 to Incline Village. A one-way trip is about 25-35 miles and takes about 55 minutes.
The RTC is partnering with the Tahoe Regional Planning Authority and the Tahoe Transportation District on this pilot project. The community is also encouraged to take a brief online survey about the proposed service: https://forms.gle/YAb2Q4vxvwWMU2eE7. The survey is open through February 28, 2021.
The RTC’s May 2021 service change also includes some minor run-time adjustments to help with on-time performance throughout RTC’s transit system.