Lights, Camera, Action!

The RTC cares about your safety and wants to continue to keep you out of harm’s way.  In the past 11 years, the RTC has invested $18.3 MILLION to improve the safety and comfort at transit shelters and stops.  We understand our work is far from complete, so we are making plans for more improvements.



  • COMPLETE
    • In 2018, the RTC installed 22 freestanding solar-powered lights at bus stops to help improve safety for riders and pedestrians. The additional lighting makes riders and pedestrians more visible to drivers.
  • IN PROGRESS
    • Of the 1,670 shelters, there are 1,146 with lighting. There are 524 shelters that need lighting installed.
    • There is the potential to leverage $4 million in federal grant funds that could be used to fund the lighting upgrades at transit stops.
    • The RTC is planning to install at least 200 additional slimline shelters at stops that currently don’t have any amenities. The added lighting will help our riders feel safer and the shelters will provide an amenity during their wait.  The first phase of this project is expected to start at the end of 2019.

  • COMPLETE
    • Security cameras were installed inside RTC buses that allow local law enforcement to view live streams on each fixed-route vehicle.  The $200,000 safety tool allows local law enforcement to see inside the vehicle, assess the situation and act appropriately.
    • The Transit Watch app, which launched on Dec. 3, is another safeguard we have to ensure that we respond to incidents faster and more efficiently.  The free feature empowers our customers to report non-emergency incidents such as transit-related offenses, suspicious activity and safety concerns.  Reports go directly to the RTC security’s contractor dispatch center, which will review the submissions and direct them for follow up to the appropriate agency, such as the LVMPD.  More than 3,000 people downloaded the feature within the first six months of the launch.

  • COMPLETE
    • Over the span of the past decade, the RTC has spent more than $18 million to improve rider and pedestrian safety at bus shelters and stops in this community. The money was used to push back shelters five feet from the curb and to purchase new shelters.
    • To date, we have moved 1,133 transit shelters back five feet from the sidewalk, when space was available.
    • Last year, 23 stops were moved back farther from the sidewalk.
    • The RTC has now pushed back all the bus stops it could with the available right-of-way it owned or had access to.  The RTC continues work with private property owners to acquire the necessary right-of-way to push back more stops.
    • The City of Las Vegas has been a great partner in reaching out to property owners to acquire right-of-way for shelters that are currently not five feet from the curb. The City of Las Vegas has budgeted approximately $1.75 million for this initiative and has spent approximately $1 million to date.
    • In addition to moving stops back, the RTC has purchased 900 new shelters and installed them five feet behind the curb in locations that did not have any amenities.
  • WHAT’S NEXT
    • To enhance passenger and pedestrian safety at bus stops, the RTC is starting a pilot program to place bollards in front of 20 residential shelters.  Plans for the program, including site selection, should be complete by the beginning of July with installation planned for April of next year.  The bollards are designed to withstand an impact of a 15,000 pound vehicle traveling 50 mph.  They meet the highest penetration rating for perimeter barriers subjected to vehicle impact.
    • The following bus shelter locations have been selected for bollard installation:
      • Clark County Sites
        • Flamingo Road @ Maryland Parkway
        • Tropicana Avenue @ Maryland Parkway
        • Boulder Highway @ Flamingo Road
        • Flamingo Road @ Eastern Avenue
        • Sahara Avenue @ Decatur Boulevard
        • Flamingo Road @ Decatur Bouldevard
        • Warm Springs Road @ Las Vegas South Premium Outlets
        • Las Vegas Boulevard @ Sunset Road
        • Lake Mead Boulevard @ Nellis Boulevard
      • City of Henderson Sites
        • Boulder Highway @ Pueblo Boulevard
        • Easter Avenue @ Horizo Ridge Parkway
      • City of Las Vegas Sites
        • Sahara Avenue @ Maryland Parkway
        • Charleston Boulevard @ Nellis Boulevard
        • Decatur Boulevard @ Charleston Boulevard
        • Sahara Avenue @ Rancho Drive
        • Charleston Boulevard @ Rainbow Boulevard
        • Decatur Boulevard @ Lake Mead Boulevard
        • Eastern Avenue @ Washington Avenue
      • City of North Las Vegas Sites
        • Civic Center Drive @ Lake Mead Boulevard
        • Martin L. King Boulevard @ Craig Road