In order to eliminate transportation impacts caused by at-grade railroad tracks cutting
through the center of Reno Downtown, the City of Reno successfully depressed the railroad tracks (ReTRAC Project).
The result of the ReTRAC project is the creation of a swath of land approximately two miles long traversing Reno
Downtown in the east-west direction. The purpose of the Reno ReTRAC Corridor Master Plan project is to identify
potential land uses, market potential for the corridor and complimentary and integrated transportation system.
CHS led the transportation analysis task. CHS worked closely with Reno Regional Transportation Commission on
travel demand forecasting for the proposed master plan for the ReTRAC corridor and assessed potential traffic
impacts and parking demand. In addition, CHS performed the following feasibility analyses:
- Transit: CHS assessed the viability of the proposed 4th Street BRT Project,
which parallels the ReTRAC alignment, one block to the north. CHS reviewed the existing route structure,
potential integration with the proposed BRT along Virginia Street, and potential stop locations and
integration with the proposed land uses along the corridor.
- Pedestrian connections: CHS identified potential pedestrian connections linking both sides of
the railroad trench and to the proposed bus terminal.