From left to right: Latin Chamber of Commerce Immediate Past-Chairman Andres Estrada; NV Energy Executive Vice President of Business Development & External Relations Tony Sanchez, Air Liquide President of Hydrogen Energy & Mobility for North America Katie Ellet; Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development Tom Burns; Deputy CEO of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada David Swallow; President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce Peter Guzman.
What better way to celebrate National Infrastructure Week than with a mariachi band? The RTC joined forces once again with the Latin Chamber of Commerce to celebrate small and diverse businesses and their role in the green economy. This year’s sold-out event included a networking business expo and expert panel discussion with NV Energy, Air Liquide, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the RTC.
Why is this important to the RTC? Because we are continuously developing, funding, maintaining, and promoting sustainable, resilient transportation. Not only are technology and innovation changing rapidly, but so too is our ability to move our community more sustainably than ever before.
To date, we:
- Ordered 15 zero emission vehicles thanks to $17.8 million in federal funding
- Are funding a portion of battery electric buses and 22 electric bike share bikes with another $2 million grant from NV Energy
- Submitted earmark requests of $3.2 million to the Senate for two 60’ hydrogen buses for the Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit Project
- Partnered with stakeholder organizations across Nevada and Arizona to submit a clean hydrogen hub application to the Department of Energy for 64 additional hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
Keeping our community moving efficiently and sustainably is key to a greener, cleaner economy. Click on the video below to see highlights from the event.