February 6, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning for the future transportation needs of our region by starting the process of developing its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). In addition to larger community meetings, there will be smaller, more specific meetings to get input from different sectors of our community, including the Sparks Industrial Area.

Owners and employees of industrial businesses in Sparks are invited to join the RTC for a meeting on Wednesday, February 26 from 3-5 p.m. at Baldini’s Casino, located at 865 South Rock Blvd. in Sparks. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their vision for future transportation needs for the Sparks Industrial Area at this meeting.

• RSVP to the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan Sparks Industrial Area Roundtable Meeting: Attendees are asked to email their RSVP to Dan Doenges, RTC Interim Planning Director, at ddoenges@rtcwashoe.com.

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 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.

Federal regulations require that the long-range planning document be updated every four years. The RTP is the RTC’s long-range transportation plan as required under Title 23, Part 450 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It contains major transportation projects and programs for Washoe County for all modes of travel. It functions as the major tool for implementing long-range transportation planning.

The RTP captures the community’s vision of the transportation system and identifies the projects, programs and services necessary to achieve that vision which may be implemented by RTC, member entities and NDOT.

The RTP is on an 18-month schedule for the development and approval process. It is anticipated to be complete by or before May 2021.

For more information, visit https://www.rtcwashoe.com/mpo-projects/rtp/.

Baldini’s Casino is served by RTC Routes 18 and 54, and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids to assist individuals with disabilities should be made with as much advance notice as possible. For those requiring hearing or speech assistance, contact Relay Nevada at 1(800)326-6868 (TTY, VCO or HCO). Requests for supporting documents and all other requests should be directed to RTC Metropolitan Planning at (775) 348-0480.