RTC invites public to South Meadows Transportation Study meeting

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is looking to make potential improvements to the South Meadows area. It will hold a meeting Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and wants the public’s feedback.

Potential future improvements could help reduce traffic, enhance travel options, and school-zone safety improvements.

This is part of RTC’s South Meadows Multimodal Transportation study. RTC’s Lauren Ball said, “You know we’ve heard from residents in that area that they do have some concerns of the growing congestion in the community.”

RTC has been working on the study since last year. Ball said the study will identify potential short term and long term improvements. The study considers different factors including looking at traffic patterns, transit use, zoning information, and evaluates pedestrian and bicycle movements. It will also consider crashes that have happened in the area to improve safety for everyone.

RTC encourages drivers, pedestrians, transit users, and bicyclists who live and work in the area to attend the meeting.

Ball said, “So we are going to look at ways how we can streamline traffic through that area, how we can improve transit access, maybe even increase some park and rides to make it easier for people to carpool or to take transit and we are really looking at safety too.”

It hopes to complete the study in early 2020. Ball said potential future improvements will be allocated as part of RTC's Regional Transportation Plan.

"RTC will continue to involve the public in its plans to improve the community," said Ball.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. at Zeppelin on South Meadows Parkway. RTC will also stream the meeting on Facebook.

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