April 18, 2019

Cortez Masto Celebrates $40 Million DOT Allocation for Midtown Reno Revitalization Project


Reno, Nev.  – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined the Washoe Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) on a tour of the Reno Virginia Street BRT Extension Project after it was announced last week that the project will receive a $40.4 million federal Capital Investment Grant (CIG). This grant allocation will help extend the RAPID bus service to the University of Nevada, Reno and will upgrade aging utilities infrastructures along Virginia Street in Midtown.

“Thousands of families, students, and workers rely on public transportation every day, and projects like Reno’s Virginia Street expansion are making it easier and safer for them to travel between their homes, businesses and classes. I’m thankful for the dedicated work the Cities of Reno and Sparks, RTC Washoe and Washoe County have done to secure this $40.4 million allocation from the Department of Transportation. These federal investments are vital in maintaining Nevada’s role as an Innovation State and a leader in technology and transportation advancements. I will continue to work with all of Nevada’s Congressional delegation to advocate for the funding and legislation needed to ensure Nevada’s public infrastructure is ready to drive the commerce and support the workforce of the 21st century.”