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FTA awards $40M CIG grant for Reno BRT expansion program

Posted on October 10, 2019

The Virginia Street BRT Extension project expands BRT service by 1.8 miles from its current northern endpoint in downtown Reno to the University of Nevada, Reno.
RTC of Washoe County
The Virginia Street BRT Extension project expands BRT service by 1.8 miles from its current northern endpoint in downtown Reno to the University of Nevada, Reno.RTC of Washoe County

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded a $40.4 million grant to the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County for the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit (BRT) Extension project in Reno, Nev.

The transit infrastructure project will 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 BRT 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.

Since Jan. 20, 2017, FTA has advanced funding for 25 new CIG projects throughout the nation totaling approximately $7.63 billion in funding commitments.

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