The Reno / Sparks area features a public bus system operated by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County. The blue and green buses you see all over the area are part of this system.

The main part of the public transit service around the Truckee Meadows is called RTC RIDE. It comprises the most common and extensive system of bus routes covering Reno and Sparks. There are, however, additional and more focused components of the system.

RTC RAPID provides an express service along Virginia Street between the downtown 4th Street Station and the Meadowood Mall. RTC ACCESS is a paratransit service that provides door-to-door, prescheduled transportation for people with disabilities. RTC SIERRA SPIRIT service is specifically for downtown Reno and UNR. RTC INTERCITY provides daily service between Reno and Carson City.

For additional information about these services and more from RTC, refer to “Reno Area Public Transit Bus System.”


The wild west family fun and pageantry of the annual Reno Rodeo comes to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center from Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 23, 2018.

The Reno Rodeo is a nationally recognized PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) event. In addition to nightly rodeo performances, families and kids will enjoy numerous other activities associated with the Reno Rodeo, including special shows in the outdoor arena, a shopping area for food, drink, and western goods, a big carnival on the midway, kids’ rodeo, and the Reno Rodeo Parade in downtown Reno on Saturday, June 16.

The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is located at 1350 N. Wells Avenue in Reno. Daily parking on the grounds is $10. Reno Rodeo tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the rodeo grounds, online, or by calling 800-325-7328. Tickets on the day of the event are $3 more than if you buy them in advance and you don’t get any of the available discounts.

landscape watering in Reno, Truckee Meadows, Nevada
Water is our most precious resource here in the high desert. With summer upon us, things are heating up and the weather will be on the dry side for the next few months. If you are trying to maintain a lawn and outdoor landscaping, you need to be extra careful with water use.

Assigned-Day Watering designates when to use outdoor sprinklers. However, there is more to it than just turning your sprinklers on and off at the right time. You use the last number of your home or business address to determine your watering days (odd or even).

  • Rules in effect from from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Even addresses – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
  • Odd addresses – Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
  • No watering between 12 noon and 6 p.m.
  • Mondays are no watering days for everyone.

We all use water for much more than just keeping the yard green. To learn more about saving and wisely using this resource here in the high desert, refer to “Know your Assigned Watering Days in Reno and Sparks.”