Planned Network Maintenance

On Saturday, July 20, beginning at 8 a.m., the City will undergo planned network maintenance. Our website will still be available, however some pages that link to other applications such as City maps, Parking Tickets and Sewer Payments will be unavailable during this time. The outages are estimated to last 10 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

UAS Unmanned Traffic Management Pilot Program

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Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems - Unmanned Aircraft Systems LogoOn January 14, 2019, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao addressed attendees to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting on the future of Transportation.  In her remarks, Secretary Chao highlighted the DOT / FAA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Pilot Program (UPP) awardees, which included the FAA-designated State of Nevada UAS Test Site. 

The Nevada UPP will focus on advanced airspace, drone, and sensor technology for safe drone airspace operations in an urban environment.  The Nevada UAS Test Site proposal included over 20 Nevada-based, out of state Nevada Teammates, and international partners and will be demonstrated in the City of Reno with additional testing in the City of Henderson or Town of Laughlin, Nevada.

Important Dates

Downtown Reno - June 14-20, 23-25

  • Street closure: Lake Street from 1st to 2nd Street from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Some pedestrian restrictions from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • City Plaza restricted to only NIAS use and fenced off to the general public on all of the days listed above.
  • No City vehicles will be permitted to park at the City Plaza during this time.
  • No flying on June 21 (Cycle Nation) and June 22 (Reno Rodeo Parade) on the City Plaza.

Chism Street - June 14-July 2

  • Street closure: Chism Street from Dickerson to 2nd Street.
  • NIAS is responsible for maintaining City of Reno road closure street signs.

Idlewild Park - June 26-28* and July 1-2 and contingency flying on July 3

  • Street closure: Mastroianni Drive from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Some pedestrian restrictions from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • *Flying times restricted until 1 p.m. on June 28 due to Food Truck Fridays special event.
  • No flying on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.




The Nevada (Smart Silver State) UPP partners include: AiRXOS a GE venture, ANRA Technologies, WhiteFox Defense, Iris Automation, Drone America, Praxis Aerospace Concepts International, Inc., UltiSat, Inc., AviSight, Deseret-UAS/USU, Telesis, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, the Cities of Reno and Henderson, Town of Laughlin, and international partners Unifly and Institute of Aviation, Warsaw (ILOT).

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Media Requests

Members of the news media can use our media request form to submit an inquiry regarding the UAS testing programs that are occurring with the City of Reno.