Public transit in Nevada ranges from modern Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in urban areas to para transit buses providing service to the elderly and disabled located in remote locations.
Larger transit systems, operated under the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), can be found in urbanized areas of Nevada such as Las Vegas (Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada), Reno/Sparks (Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County), Carson City, and Lake Tahoe. Outside of the urbanized areas, many Nevada residents depend on rural transit systems for connection to the urbanized areas as well as maintaining their quality of life. Buses in rural Nevada provide more than 1 million rides and travel over 5 million miles per year.
The NDOT Transit Section is responsible for helping in the creation and continuation of these services by administering the following Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grants on an annual basis: Elderly and Disabled (5310), Rural and Small Urban (5311) and Bus and Bus Facilities (5339).
Through this grant funding, the NDOT Transit Section provides operating and capital assistance to several rural and small urban transit operations statewide including County Transit Providers, Indian Reservation Transit Services, Non-Profit Transit Providers, Intercity Providers, Senior Centers, and Non-Profit Rehabilitation Facilities.
Services include general fixed route public transit, demand response para transit services, intercity bus services, and daily rides for the elderly and disabled.
Please click here if you would like to access resources from the Federal Transit Administration's 2018 Program Managers Training Workshop in May 2018.
To learn more about the public input process that informed the statewide transit plan, check out the Public Participation Process document.
FTA program specific information and eligibility requirements:
Vanpooling/Carpooling in Nevada
For more information on Map-21, please visit Federal Transit Map-21 web-site.
Nevada State Management Plan Federal Transit Administration Program
The Nevada State Management Plan is for Federal Transit Administration Program for Rural and Small Urban Areas of Nevada. The United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires that each state adopt policies and procedures to be used in administering the FTA Sections, 5303, 5304, 5310, 5311 and 5339 grant programs and publish them in the 2017 State Management Plan . This is reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that any new federal regulations are reflected in the Plan. It is more thoroughly revised approximately every six years, or upon re-authorization of the federal transportation funding bill.