The 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project will connect downtown Reno and Sparks with enhanced bus rapid transit (RTC RAPID) service, accessible sidewalks, and bike lanes. The improved access to education and employment for low income residents make this project highly supportive of economic competiveness, sustainability and quality of life.
On November 1, 2013 the Nevada Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration provided approval of the project’s Programmatic Categorical Exclusion (CE). The Federal Transit Administration provided approval of the CE in February 2014. In April, RTC submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program. TIGER funding for project construction would support economic growth in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan region. The grant application files are available through the links below.
4th/Prater TIGER Application Narrative [7 mb PDF]
TIGER Appendices [41 mb PDF]
The 4th Street/Prater Way NEPA and Preliminary Design team continues to work toward completion of the NEPA process. On November 1, 2013 the Nevada Department of Transportation, along with the Federal Highways Administration provided approval of the project’s Programmatic Categorical Exclusion. The Wood Rodgers design team is continuing to work through comments received on the preliminary design plan set from RTC, NDOT, City of Sparks, and City of Reno. Finalization of plan comments is targeted for the end of January, 2014.
Categorical Exclusion Documentation [PDF]
Architectural Report – E. 4th Street Corridor with Appendix and Approval [PDF]
The 4th Street/Prater Way Final Report is available here [PDF, 38mb]:
Existing Conditions Report
The project team has completed the Existing Conditions Analysis for the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor Study. The Analysis attempted to identify major issues, opportunities, challenges, and trends within the corridor. This Analysis also includes a summary of the first Public Open House, with the comments received being incorporated throughout the overall report. A copy of the Existing Conditions Report can be obtained from the link below:
View the Report Here [PDF]