The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) provides mass transportation service in Washoe County, Nevada. The RTC operates the Citifare fixed route transit and Citilift paratransit systems. The RTC teamed up with a consulting team lead by Parsons Brinckerhoff Transportation Group. CFA’s role was to prepare the civil design for two new bus transit centers. The work consisted of engineering consulting services necessary to relocate and expand two fixed-route transit centers -- one in the City of Reno (4th Street Station) and the other in the City of Sparks (Centennial Plaza). The goal of these exciting projects included designing a large, comfortable and customer-friendly facility that met the needs of the mobility impaired and entices new ridership.
The new downtown Reno transit center relocated and expanded the old transit facility to improve bus operation and to support and enhance the transit experience with retail opportunities for passengers and passersby. The transit center is an important part of downtown revitalization. Final design was completed in December 2008 and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 10, 2009. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 28, 2010. An exciting element of this project is that the site civil and building design will distinguish 4th Street Station as a LEED-certified building. The American Society of Civil Engineers selected this project as the recipient of the 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Civil Engineering.