FTA provides grant funding for bus rapid transit extension in Reno, Nevada

Oct. 10, 2019

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a $40.4 million grant to the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County for a bus rapid transit (BRT) extension project in Reno, Nevada.

The purpose of the transit infrastructure project is to improve mobility and transit service in the Virginia Street corridor by offering higher frequency, faster, and more reliable service, along with safer and more convenient access to stations.

The Virginia Street BRT Extension project expands rapid transit service by 1.8 miles from its current northern endpoint in downtown Reno to the University of Nevada, Reno. The project also upgrades 1.4 miles of the existing BRT system from downtown Reno south to the Midtown District. The total project cost is $114.9 million including a request of $40.4 million in federal transit infrastructure grants.

"FTA is proud to join our partners in Nevada to improve public transportation in the downtown Reno area," FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams said in a statement. "The extension to the Virginia Street BRT line will provide faster and more efficient service, improving mobility for the thousands of riders who use this system every day."

Support for the Virginia Street BRT project is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants program, which seeks to provide funding for major transit infrastructure projects nationwide.


SOURCE: Federal Transit Administration

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