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 and safety along the corridor for all users, including motorists, transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians and enhance access to the surrounding areas.
The RTC Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) option in April 2019, and the Federal Transit Administration issued the Finding of No Significant Impact in December 2019.
The project will include enhanced transit stations and dedicated lanes, upgraded pedestrian crossings, bike lanes and wider sidewalks, median landscaping and public art.
Preliminary engineering and design began in October 2020 with plans for the public to review and provide input before the final design is complete in late 2022. Consistent with the RTC’s efforts to include local small and diverse businesses, this contract is projected to come in 3 times higher than the 2 percent goal for professional services.
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