Public transit in Nevada consists of urban, small urban and rural transportation providers. Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), provide transit services in large and small urbanized areas with populations of 50,000 or more. Smaller local public bodies or human service organizations provide public transit in the rural areas.
There are four MPOs in Nevada; the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas), the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (Reno), the Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (Carson City), and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (Lake Tahoe Basin).
Local public bodies and private nonprofit organizations provide transit services in rural and small urbanized areas with populations less than 50,000.
The Nevada DOT Multimodal Planning Transit Office provides operating, capital, and program administration funding assistance to rural public transit agencies and is responsible for state administration of the transit program, subrecipient oversight, and the approval of pass-through funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
The Nevada DOT conducts its activities through the use of an approved State Management Plan (SMP) which outlines the responsibilities of both the State and all program subrecipients. The FTA requires that each state adopt policies and procedures contained within the SMP to administer these Federally-funded programs.
State Management Plan for Sections 5311, 5310 & 5339
The new State Management Plan for federal assistance to small urbanized and rural area programs is located a the following link: State Management Plan for Public Comment 03/06/2020.
Inter-County and Regional Transit Plan
The NDOT Multimodal Planning Division recently completed an Inter-County and Regional Transit Plan which studied the public transportation demand and needs in the northern Nevada region centered around the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. Provided below are the links to the Plan’s final documents.
Graham Dollarhide, Transit Program Manager
Matt Bradley, Transit Program Lead
Jana Mabry, Transportation Planner/Analyst & State RTAP Coordinator
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Heidi Frey, Transportation Planner/Analyst
Rosalyn Zacha, Administrative Assistant