The Road Ahead with RTC: Regional Transportation Plan Community Meeting

Published: Feb. 25, 2020 at 4:31 PM PST
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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). The community is invited to a meeting on Thursday, February 27 from 5-7 p.m. at The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, located at 490 S. Center Street in Reno. There will be a presentation at 5:30 p.m. The community will have the opportunity to share their vision for our future transportation needs at this meeting.

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.

“With this plan, we have the opportunity to inspire, innovate and implement an integrated, efficient regional transportation system in our community,” said RTC Interim Executive Director Amy Cummings. “The RTC is seeking input from everyone in our community and we encourage you to attend public meetings throughout the process.”

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.

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is served by RTC RAPID Virginia Line, Route 1 and Route 19, 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.