If you are new to Reno, you may have yet to experience the full range of weather conditions we can get in the Truckee Meadows and nearby areas. It can literally go from mild to wild in a short period of time, and it varies quite a bit from year to year.

The City of Reno has plans in place to deal with rainy and snowy weather, as does Washoe County and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). While these precautions aren’t always needed, it is important for residents to know what to expect when the snow flies and roads get wet and slick from stormy weather.

It is worth noting that the City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County have in place an interlocal agreement to assist each other as needed when there is a declared snow emergency. When it really gets bad, everyone will work together in the interest of public safety throughout the Truckee Meadows.

Get further information and links from “Reno Area Winter Driving and Snow Removal.”


If you don’t take advantage of early voting or absent voting, you’ll have to cast your ballot on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Get out and have your say by voting.

Unlike during the early voting period, on Election Day you must vote in the precinct in which you are registered and at the designated polling location. If you aren’t sure, you can check your voter registration status through either the Washoe County Registrar of Voters or the Nevada Secretary of State.

Need a little reminder about who is running for what office? Get up to speed with “2018 General Election in Washoe County and Nevada”.

Effective as of October 6, 2018, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is changing its transit fares and implementing minor adjustments to weekday bus schedules. The changes include lower prices on some bus passes and fares as part of the RTC’s initiative to spur new ridership and provide passengers with reliable and on-time service. Bus riders should check their routes for changes online or call (775) 348-RIDE.

Transit riders can recycle their old RTC Bus Book by trading it in for a free new RTC Bus Book at Customer Service offices at RTC 4TH STREET STATION in Reno and RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA in Sparks.

  • The 24-Hour Pass will change to a Day Pass. Prices will be reduced from $5.00 to $3.00 (regular fare) and $2.50 to $1.50 (reduced fare). Day Passes will expire at midnight of the same day of activation.
  • Transfers will be eliminated.
  • The 7-Day Pass price will be reduced from $19.50 to $14.50 (regular fare) and $9.75 to $6.00 (reduced fare).
  • The 31-Day Disabled Pass fare will be $32.50.
  • The fare for a single trip for individuals with disabilities will decrease from $1.00 to $0.75. The fare for a single trip for an ACCESS ID holder will change from $0.50 to $0.75.
  • RTC also lowered fares for Veterans and more seniors (ages 60+).

Source: Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) press release.