The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County invites the community to an open house as RTC staff updates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The open house will be on Wednesday, September 19 at the Discovery Museum from 5-7 p.m., with a presentation at 5:30 p.m. As part of the update process, the RTC is seeking input from the community.
The Transition Plan includes an ADA-compliance review of RTC programs, services, and activities, employment practices, emergency management plan, buildings and associated parking, and prioritized fixed-route transit stop locations. People who are interested, including individuals with disabilities or organizations that serve individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to participate in the open house and provide feedback to the RTC.
“As we continue to work to make our region and our neighborhoods even more accessible for people with disabilities, we want to hear from our community about what matters most to them, and how we can make transportation easier and safer for everyone,” said RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson.
Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada (N4) will co-host the open house and will gather community input about the transportation needs of older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers as part of the N4 Transit Planning 4 All Project. N4 will be hosting a discussion table, and collecting survey data to generate insights about the inclusion of older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers in the transportation-planning process.
“48,873 seniors are projected to be living in Washoe County by 2030,” said Amy Dewitt-Smith, N4 Director. “We need to plan for our growth by including older adults and people with disabilities in our conversations so we can learn how to better serve our community.”
The Discovery Museum is served by RTC RAPID 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.