Maryland Parkway gets a $150M makeover

2024-05-08T16:46:06-07:00| Categories: Blog, Planning / Projects| Tags: |

Hey, Las Vegas friends! Have you heard about the exciting news for everyone who travels along Maryland Parkway? Big changes are coming, and it's all thanks to a huge chunk of money—nearly $150 million—given to us by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Let's dive into what this means for us living and moving around in Vegas.

First off, Maryland Parkway is kind of a big deal around here. It's where a lot of us go to work, shop, and even catch flights from Harry Reid International Airport. So, making travel easier and safer in this area is great news.

Here’s what’s happening: the Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit project is getting a makeover. We're talking about new and improved bus shelters (so waiting for the bus won't be such a drag), those cool hydrogen fuel cell electric buses (hello, cleaner air!), plus smoother roads. And that's not all—cyclists and pedestrians, you're getting a boost too with shared lanes and wider sidewalks. It’s like the ultimate upgrade for everyone who uses this road.

And guess what? Construction starts this summer with plans to wrap up by 2026. It seems like a long wait, but good things come to those who do, right?

Now, you might wonder, “Why all the fuss?” Well, besides making our commutes better, these upgrades are also about making the area more inviting. This means more businesses might pop up, making Maryland Parkway even more vibrant.

Key Takeaways:
– A big project is starting on Maryland Parkway that’ll make getting around a lot easier.
– It’s not just buses getting an upgrade—cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers are all part of the plan.
– The changes are a stepping stone to making the area more lively and attractive for new businesses.

This project didn't happen out of the blue. Thanks to our leaders and a big push from Congresswoman Dina Titus, we're seeing these awesome changes. So, the next time you're on Maryland Parkway, just imagine how cool it’s going to be in a few years.

Click HERE for more details about the Maryland Parkway project. If you want to stay in the know about what’s happening in and around Vegas, follow @RTCSNV on social media. 

Check out this video to watch a recap of the big announcement.

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