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.”


There are a quite a few 2018 summer camps for kids available in the Reno / Sparks area. Choices range from outdoor adventures with Great Basin Naturalists to art-centered camps at Arts for All Nevada and the Nevada Museum of Art. Many camps fill fast, so now is the time to register for the best selection.

There are plenty of other options as well. UNR offers a diverse selection of summer fun for kids of all ages with Wolf Pack sports camps, KIDS University and Lake Tahoe Music Camp. More possibilities include Girl Scout camps, backcountry camps, acting and theater camps, rockclimbing camps, camps for disabled kids and adults, city recreation department camps and lots more.

Learn about available summer camp opportunities from “Summer Camps and Recreation for Reno / Tahoe Kids.” Some summer camps offer sessions on a daily basis, so if you miss the initial registration, you still have chances to get your kids into some great summer camp experiences.

There are plenty of events and activities during May, 2018. Things get started quickly with a huge first weekend. Here are some of your many choices for the first few days of May.

These are only a sample of things to do during May. Learn about even more from “May 2015 Events and Activities in the Reno Region.”