Raise the roof for RAISE! The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week that the RTC will receive $5.86 million in grant funding to plan for upgraded transit along Charleston Boulevard.
Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant funds will be dedicated to completing the planning, alternatives analysis, preliminary engineering, and environmental clearance phases for a 16.9-mile long high-capacity transit line along Charleston.
Route 206 (Charleston) is the RTC’s third highest ridership route, making it a prime candidate for an upgrade to high‐capacity transit. The proposed project will enhance safety for all road users through:
- dedicated transit travel lanes
- bike lanes
- wide sidewalks
- enhanced transit station areas with more space, lighting, shade, and real-time bus arrival information
- streetscape improvements, such as lighting, trees, wayfinding signage, and ADA‐accessible crossings
- safety/traffic management technology
The corridor is a critically important regional transportation corridor across the heart of the valley. It connects residents to employment opportunities, critical healthcare, social services resources, recreation and more.
We have our federal delegation to thank for their work in securing this funding. The RTC looks forward to working with the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, the Nevada Department of Transportation, and – most importantly – the community to design and develop a project for our community!
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