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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 Commision of Southern Nevada), Reno/Sparks (Regional
Transportation Commision 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
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.
specific information and eligibility requirements:
For more information on Map-21, please
visit Federal Transit Map-21 web-site.
Nevada State Management Plan Federal Transit Administation Program
The Nevada State Management Plan is
for Federal Tansit 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 "State
Management Plan". This document was adopted by the State of Nevada
Department of Transportation (NDOT).
NDOT Transit Contact Information