Freeway & Arterial System of Transportation (FAST)
The Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation (FAST) is one of the first truly integrated Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) organizations in the country. On July 3, 2004, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) became the official administrator of FAST. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the RTC became full-fledged funding partners, contributing to the operations and management of FAST.
FAST is under the jurisdiction of the RTC elected board, which makes policies for FAST. Transportation strategies are set by the Operations Management Committee (OMC), comprised of the RTC, Clark County, NDOT and the cities of Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. RTC staff is responsible for two major areas that make up the FAST system: the Arterial Management Section, which includes all arterial streets and roadways; and the Freeway Management Section, which includes the entire freeway network.
FAST is designed to both monitor and control traffic. The traffic control component of the system consists of freeway and arterial management. Traffic control requires detection of traffic conditions through the use of video image detection and inductive loop detection. Visual verification of conditions is possible through closed-circuit television cameras. Traffic control is achieved through the use of traffic signals, ramp meters, dynamic message signs, and lane use control signals.
Hours of Operation:
|Monday – Friday
5:00 am – 11:00 pm
|Saturday and Sunday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
4615 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas NV 89118