Maryland Parkway Project

Let's Get On Board

On Board is our community's comprehensive transit plan for Southern Nevada. Maryland Parkway is one element of this broader, valley-wide plan to identify how enhancements to the current bus system, new high capacity transit services and emerging transit technologies can improve future mobility and accessibility for our residents and visitors as the valley continues to grow.

As a community, we need to identify enhanced multi-modal options that will support the valley’s growth, reinvest in our neighborhoods, and allow us to move large amounts of people reliably and efficiently. On Board will help identify potential solutions to this challenge.

Join Us

Information on the Maryland Parkway project will be presented at these upcoming meetings:

City of Las Vegas City Council
City of Las Vegas council chambers
May 16, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
City of North Las Vegas City Council
City of North Las Vegas council chambers
June 6, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Resource Advisory Committee
SNWA Headquarters
June 7, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
Clark County Commission
Clark County Commission chambers
June 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
City of Henderson Council
City of Henderson council chambers
June 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
Regional Project Coordination Committeee
RTC Admin Building, Room 108
July 18, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
RTC Executive Advisory Committee
RTC Admin Building, Room 108
July 26, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
Transportation Access Advisory Committee
RTC Admin Building, Room 108
August 16, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Maryland Parkway Spotlight

Transit Vehicle

9000
Transit Riders Daily

Vehicles

35000
Vehicles Daily

Residents

90000
Residents

Jobs

85000
Jobs

Transit Connections

25
Transit Route Connections Including 9 busiest in valley

Why Maryland Parkway?

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 the 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 Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) recognizes that Maryland Parkway could greatly benefit from a substantial investment in transportation infrastructure and is conducting the environmental assessment of proposed mobility improvements along the corridor.

Project Overview

The proposed project would include a 8.7 mile high-capacity transit system to seamlessly link activity centers along Maryland Parkway with an extension to the Las Vegas Medical District, on Alta Drive.

ELEMENTS
  • Premium transit service
    • Enhanced stations
    • Dedicated lanes
  • Enhanced mobility options
    • Signalized pedestrian crossing
    • Protected bike lanes
    • Wider sidewalks
  • Corridor enhancements
    • Landscaping
    • Public art
BENEFITS
  • New transportation option
    • Increased frequency
    • Improved accessibility
  • Increase safety
    • Improved access
    • Encourage walking and biking
  • New transportation infrastructure
    • Support redevelopment
    • Create a sense of place

Transit Technology Options Being Considered

Existing
Route 109
Enhanced
Route 109
BRT Build
Alternative
LRT Build
Alternative
Ridership
(opening year)
9,000 10,000 13,000 16,100
Average travel time (min) 45 min 44 min 38 min 32 min
Capital cost (YOE $) $15M $29M $335M $750M
Operating & maintenance costs $5.9M $6.8M $7.2M $11.5M
Operating & maintenance costs
per boarding
$2.19 $2.27 $1.80 $2.38
Bus Rapid Transit

Bus Rapid Transit

Vehicle Size 60 ft articulated bus
Capacity 90 passengers per vehicle
Station Spacing 1/3 - mile spacing
Configuration In-street with dedicated lanes
Capital Costs $335 million
Operating & Maintenance Costs $7.2 million
Light Rail

Light Rail

Vehicle Size 91 ft single unit train
Capacity 140 passengers per vehicle
Station Spacing 1/3 - mile spacing
Configuration In-street with dedicated lanes
Capital Costs $750 million
Operating & Maintenance Costs $11.5 million

Proposed Route

Proposed Map

Maryland Parkway Discussions

Insights to Mobility Along Maryland Parkway
Transportation Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
February 1, 2018

Economic Development Panel Discussion
Transportation Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
April 5, 2018

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