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Community Invited to Provide Comments and Ideas on Virginia Street’s Future

By ThisIsReno

Proposed changes to Virginia Street in Midtown include wider sidewalks.

Proposed changes to Virginia Street in Midtown include wider sidewalks.

The RTC is inviting the community to provide insight on the future of Virginia Street as part of the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. The workshop will allow the public to review design alternatives for Virginia Street.

These new designs include improvements for Virginia Street from Maple Street to 15th Street near the University of Nevada and from Liberty Street to Plumb Lane in Midtown, which have been developed with public input to date.

Based on recent community input, many enhancements are being considered including widening sidewalks, implementing new bike amenities, providing parking and extending RAPID bus service north to UNR with new transit stations and intersection improvements.

The project will also facilitate a better connection between the University to Downtown Reno and Downtown to more southern areas including Midtown. The extension of RTC RAPID would eliminate the need for a transfer at RTC 4th Street Station to reach UNR and would save travelers’ valuable time. The project will also support economic growth and redevelopment along Virginia Street and throughout the region. Additionally, it will help create a safer community that is accessible to everyone under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information on this project, visit the project website at: www.virginiastreetRAPIDextension.com. Public comments may be submitted until the preliminary design phase is completed in September.

Community Workshop

Thursday, June 18

5 to 7 p.m. (A brief presentation will take place at 5:15)

The Discovery Museum

490 South Center Street

Reno, NV 89501

The Discovery Museum location is served by RTC RAPID. For eligible RTC ACCESS reservations, call (775) 348-5438. Pursuant to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, special accommodations may be requested by calling (775) 348-0480 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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