Southern Nevada Strong Livable Centers Study – Pilot

Livable centers are vibrant walkable communities that offer increased mobility options, encourage healthy lifestyles and provide improved access to jobs and services.

The Livable Centers Study is a pilot program led by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Southern Nevada Strong, in partnership with a selected local jurisdiction. The study aims to develop quality, walkable, mixed-use places, increase multi-modal travel choices, improve environmental quality, and promote economic development, housing choices, and better health outcomes. The RTC will fund the completion of one pilot project in each of the next two years. Livable Centers programs underway in the Houston and Atlanta metropolitan regions serve as models for the SNS Livable Centers pilot program.

Livable centers support the goals and strategies of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Access 2040.  Study recommendations will lead to locally sponsored Livable Centers projects for possible inclusion in the RTP and potential future funding.

Livable centers are a strategy to achieve the vision and goals of the Southern Nevada Strong (SNS) regional plan for improving economic competitiveness, investing in complete communities, increasing transportation choices, and building capacity for implementation.

Project Schedule

November 2017 Release Call for Project Partners (local jurisdictions)
December 2017 Local jurisdictions submit project proposals
January 2018 Selection committee identifies Project Partner
April 2018 Release Request for Proposals for Consultant Services
May 2018 Select Consultant Team, execute contract
June 2018 Project kick off



Cathy Halka, AICP
Senior Transportation Planner