Help Name the New 4th Street/Prater Way Transit Line and Get a FREE 2-RIDE RTC Bus Pass!

We’re helping to transform the 4th Street and Prater Way corridor with new electric buses, historic-themed transit stations, bike lanes and sidewalks, and landscaping. We want your ideas on naming the new transit line, opening early 2018!

Everyone who submits a name idea will get a FREE 2-RIDE bus pass (limit one pass per person).

We also want your help on choosing a color for our new transit stations.

Click here for more information!


NEWS RELEASE:  RTC Study Shows Increase in Bike and Pedestrian Activity

[PDF of News Release Available Here]

Reno, NV (Dec. 29, 2015) – The RTC Bike and Pedestrian Data Collection Annual Report showed a marked increase in bicycle and pedestrian activity in the region. The report, which was released this month, summarizes nearly 1,400 hours of observations at 40 different locations in Reno, Sparks and unincorporated Washoe County from Sept. 2014 to Sept. 2015. During this time frame, the highest pedestrian and bike volumes to date were documented by consultant Traffic Works.

The following observations were made: 25,956 pedestrians, 5,241 bicyclists and 205 individuals using wheelchairs or mobility devices. Pedestrian activity spiked in Sept. 2015, and the highest pedestrian activity was observed near 4th Street and Evans Avenue, near RTC 4TH STREET STATION. The most bike activity was observed near Ralston Street and 1st Street in downtown Reno. Pedestrians outnumbered bicyclists by roughly five to one through the study as a whole.

“The RTC is dedicated to giving everyone transportation options,” RTC Director of Planning Amy Cummings said. “This data shows that when amenities are available for pedestrians and bicyclists, more will use alternative transportation methods to get around, creating cleaner air, less traffic congestion and promoting a healthy lifestyle,” she added.

More than 30 percent of trips in the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor were made using alternative modes of transportation such as: walking, biking and via transit. The RTC has planned major upgrades to promote transportation options in this corridor. This project, which will add four new electric buses, wider sidewalks and bike lanes, will break ground in 2017.

To view the full report, go to: http://www.rtcwashoe.com/Planning/documents/Annual%20Report%202015%20FINAL.pdf


 

RTC Project Wins National Award

The RTC’s 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit (BRT) Project has been selected to receive a Transportation Planning Excellence Award by the United States Department of Transportation. The RTC’s project is only one of eight nationally to receive the honor.  For more information and the official news release, Click Here, or to download a PDF print version, click here.

A narrated 3D Flythrough of proposed changes is also available.  You can watch it here!


The 4th Street / Prater Way transit project has won a federal grant!

The RTC has been awarded $16 million in federal grants to develop a rapid bus transit service connecting Reno and Sparks.

View the official News Release Here [PDF]

More information [rgj.com]


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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