January 30, 2019

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County and Sierra Nevada Construction are encouraging the community to support Midtown businesses and healthy living with a new Fit “N” February celebration.

It is easy and free to participate. Simply share your healthy Midtown experience by posting a photo on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #VirginiaStreetProject during the month of February. Make sure your post and photo are publicly visible to be eligible. The project team will randomly select a recipient every week to receive a gift card to a participating health and wellness Midtown business.

Posts can include any health and wellness-related Midtown business, including working out, eating healthy, yoga classes, workout apparel and more.

About the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension project:

This more-than-$80-million investment in our community will create connectivity between Midtown Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and will support economic development, enhance safety, and improve livability in the corridor.

The project addresses critical transportation needs including improving transit operations by extending the Virginia Line RAPID transit service to UNR, correcting ADA sidewalk deficiencies, improving traffic operations and beautifying the corridor. Up to 300 trees will be added to the corridor as part of the project.

The project is funded with fuel tax revenue, federal and private funds.

More information:For more information on the project, transit stops, construction operations, business-support opportunities and more, please visit VirginiaStreetProject.com, text Virginia to 797979, or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.