April 20, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is encouraging the community to take a few minutes to complete two important surveys to help shape the future of our region.

2050 Regional Transportation Plan Survey:
The RTC is planning for the future transportation needs of our region by starting the process of developing its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The purpose of the RTP is to identify the long-term transportation needs and goals for our regional transportation system. The RTP identifies the transportation projects, programs and services that may be implemented through 2050.

The 2050 RTP will build upon the 2040 RTP adopted in 2017. This community-based plan will be developed through a robust outreach process and will be conducted in collaboration with partner agencies and public input. The plan will address the safety, mobility, connectivity, and traffic-operations issues that are resulting from increased population and employment growth in the region.

This is a community-wide plan that is made successful by the participation of everyone in our region. There will be many opportunities for input as the RTC works to develop a comprehensive plan for our future. The RTC wants to hear about your commute and your neighborhood and any ideas you may have to improve transportation for everyone.

• Take the survey: https://rtp2050.metroquest.com/
• This survey is open through May 1, 2020.

Eagle Canyon Extension Study Survey:
The RTC is in the beginning stages of its Eagle Canyon Extension study and is starting to review different options for a roadway that would potentially connect the Spanish Springs area to the North Valleys area. The location of the roadway has not yet been determined. Additionally, the study is evaluating existing traffic operations and safety on Eagle Canyon Drive to identify potential improvements. The RTC is seeking the community’s input throughout the development of the Eagle Canyon Extension study.

The need for this study arose from the North Valleys Multimodal Transportation Study completed by the RTC in February 2017. Through that process, North Valleys residents expressed a desire for a direct connection between the two areas, as both have been experiencing significant growth. The proposed roadway would help to alleviate traffic currently utilizing US 395, the Spaghetti Bowl and Pyramid Highway, and improve regional traffic flow.

Construction on this potential new roadway is anticipated to occur within the 2027-2040 time frame, as identified by the RTC’s Regional Transportation Plan.

• Take the survey: https://eaglecanyon.metroquest.com/.
• This survey is open through April 30, 2020.