Project Update

The 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project will connect downtown Reno and Sparks with enhanced bus rapid transit (RTC RAPID) service, accessible sidewalks, and bike lanes. The improved access to education and employment for low income residents make this project highly supportive of economic competiveness, sustainability and quality of life.

On November 1, 2013 the Nevada Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration provided approval of the project’s Programmatic Categorical Exclusion (CE). The Federal Transit Administration provided approval of the CE in February 2014. In April, RTC submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program. TIGER funding for project construction would support economic growth in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan region. The grant application files are available through the links below.

4th/Prater TIGER Application Narrative [7 mb PDF]

TIGER Appendices [41 mb PDF]

TIGER Benefit-Cost Analysis [PDF]

FTA Categorical Exclusion Letter [PDF]

Categorical Exclusion Documentation [PDF]

Architectural Report – E. 4th Street Corridor with Appendix and Approval [6.1 mb PDF]

Senator Harry Reid’s Letter of Support [PDF]


Data Collection along the 4th Street | Prater Way Corridor

Study Area

The corridor extends from Keystone Avenue on the west to Northern Nevada Medical Center to the east.  The overall study limits include the area between Interstate 80 and the Truckee River within the City of Reno and the area two blocks north of Prater Way to Interstate 80 in the City of Sparks.


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