June 2, 2017


The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project has been approved for public circulation by the Federal Transit Administration.  An Environmental Assessment was conducted for this project and comments will be accepted during the public comment period.

The 30-day public comment period begins on June 6, 2017 and will close on July 6, 2017 at 5 pm.

Comments on the Environmental Assessment during the review period may be sent to:

RTC Engineering Department, 1105 Terminal Way, Suite 108, Reno, NV 89502; Ph: (775) 348-0171 Fax: (775) 348-0170; Email: EAcomments@rtcwashoe.com.

Copies of the EA document will be available for public viewing at the RTC Engineering Department at 1105 Terminal Way, Suite 108, Reno, NV 89502, the Washoe County Downtown Library at 301 S. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501, City of Reno Clerk’s Office at 1 E. 1st Street, Reno, NV 89501 and at rtcwashoe.wpengine.com and www.virginiastreetrapidextension.com.

The Virginia Street BRT Extension Project will enhance all modes of transportation with improved RAPID bus services extended to the University of Nevada, Reno.  This service will better link campus to Downtown Reno to Midtown Reno as well as enhance safety and mobility for everyone.  The project also involves adding bike lanes near UNR.  Improved, wider sidewalks will also be constructed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

View the Environmental Assessment (EA)

Notice of Availability

EA Public Comment Form

EA Public Hearing