Maryland Parkway is a vital corridor for the Las Vegas Valley, extending from McCarran International Airport to downtown Las Vegas, and connecting many high-activity centers, such as University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), The Boulevard Mall, Sunrise Hospital, as well as commercial and residential areas. Investments in transportation infrastructure could improve mobility along the corridor for motorists, transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians and enhance access to the surrounding areas.
The Maryland Parkway environmental assessment was completed in 2019. The RTC Board of Directors voted to move forward with the less expensive bus rapid transit option in April. The Federal Transit Administration issued the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in December 2019. The project will move forward with submitting an application for federal funding in 2020.