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The Road Ahead with RTC: 2050 Regional Transportation Plan Update

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 9:29 AM PDT
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SPONSORED: The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Reno/Sparks urbanized area, pursuant to Federal Law (23 USC 134), hereby provides the residents of this metropolitan area an opportunity to review and comment on the draft 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTC is responsible under the Code of Federal Regulations (23CFR Part 450) for carrying out a “continuing, cooperative, comprehensive” transportation planning process that results in plans and programs consistent with the planned development of the urbanized area.

The RTP is one of the most important documents of the region including all regionally significant transportation programs and projects through 2050, including but not limited to, streets and highways, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transportation system and demand management programs. The draft RTP was developed in consideration of input from residents, stakeholders from the public and private sectors and government/agency representatives.

The 2050 RTP has been developed in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. FAST Act regulations require the urban transportation planning process include the development of an RTP that describes policies, strategies, facilities, changes to existing facilities and proposed facilities. Any street and highway or transit project proposed to be built with federal funds must be consistent with this plan.

Copies of this draft document have been made available for viewing during regular business hours at RTC 4TH STREET STATION, 200 E. 4th Street, Reno, as well as, RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA, 1421 Victorian Ave, Sparks and on the RTC website for a review period starting on February 25, 2021, and ending on March 18, 2021. A public hearing (to be noticed separately) will be held by the RTC Board following the public comment period.

Residents can send comments on the draft 2050 RTP during the review period to the following address, by mail, telephone, facsimile or electronically to:

RTC Planning Offices

1105 Terminal Way, Suite 211, Reno, Nevada 89502

775-348-0480

775-348-0450 FAX

jmaldonado@rtcwashoe.com