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RTC hosting community summit Dec. 6 (with video)



RTC is hosting on December 6 a community summit to discuss public transportation in the Truckee Meadows.

Held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the summit is a partnership with the City of Reno, City of Sparks and the County of Washoe, “where we will bring speakers together from around the nation, as well as our local business and elected leaders to discuss the role of public transportation in our community,” said Michael Moreno, RTC public information officer.

RTC adopted in April a new 2035 Regional Transportation Plan that outlined the need for improved public transit services.

This inaugural event will bring the community together with business leaders and decision makers to help focus on the future of the area’s public transportation system and how it currently supports and builds economic development and tourism.

“I believe educating our community to better understand the value of transit coupled with our suite of national transportation leaders can help our community and local leaders better appreciate public transportation’s contribution to our regional economy, land use development and social service system,” Moreno said.

“While not everyone rides transit, we all benefit from those who do,” Moreno added.


Transit Connections 2013 will start at 8 am on December 6 and will be free to the public. On display will be projects such as RTC RAPID Bus Rapid Transit, new electric buses, RTC projects and initiatives by local governments to promote transit oriented development.

Senator Reid has committed to be the keynote luncheon speaker.

To register for the event, visit www.rtcwashoe.com. Click the “SEE WHY” box at the top of the page.

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