RTC gathering feedback on Maryland Parkway, Feb. 4 through March 7

2019-08-20T11:54:01-07:00| Categories: Press Releases|


Catherine Busche, RTC, (702) 676-1788 Office, [email protected]
Angela Castro, RTC, 702-676-1552 Office, [email protected]

RTC gathering feedback on Maryland Parkway, Feb. 4 through March 7
Enhancing current bus route, bus rapid transit, light rail, all options for corridor
Click to Tweet .@RTCSNV wants to hear from you about the Maryland Pkwy transportation project: enhance current route 109, build bus rapid transit or light rail? The choice is yours. Provide your feedback: rtcsnv.com/Maryland-Parkway

LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) invites residents to provide feedback on the proposed Maryland Parkway transportation project beginning today through Thursday, March 7, 2019.

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 many commercial and residential areas. Given its economic importance and level of daily traffic, the RTC is conducting a federal environmental assessment to evaluate new transportation options to improve mobility on the busy roadway.

The primary element of the project would be a side-running transit system along Maryland Parkway between Russell Road and Carson Avenue, in downtown Las Vegas. Options under consideration are to either enhance the current bus route 109 or implement a high-capacity transit system with bus rapid transit or light rail, as well as pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The proposed route would also include an extension to the medical district and future UNLV School of Medicine.





The public is invited to attend one of the upcoming meetings to learn more about the project and provide feedback on the options under consideration.


Presentation will be given at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a Q&A session.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m.

RTC Administrative Building – 600 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89106


Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Historic Fifth Street School – 401 S. 4th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101


Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cambridge Community Center – 3930 Cambridge St., Las Vegas, NV 89119



No presentation will be provided. Visual boards will be available and community members can stop by at any time during the open house.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Boulevard Mall – 3528 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89169


Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Union – 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154

If members of the public cannot attend one of the meetings, the presentation will broadcast on the RTC’s Facebook page (@RTCSNV) on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. The video will be available for later viewing online.

Following the public comment period, findings will be presented to the RTC Board of Commissioners for recommendation to move forward with a locally preferred alternative this spring. An environmental clearance would be necessary to seek federal funding and begin preliminary engineering later this year. Any potential corridor enhancements could begin as early as 2022.

Additional information about the Maryland Parkway project can be found online. Community members can also submit comments or questions on the project website, via email to [email protected], by fax at 702-676-1589 or by U.S. Mail to: ATTN: Maryland Parkway transportation project, RTC of Southern Nevada – 600 S. Grand Central Pkwy. Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization, regional traffic management agency and administrator of Southern Nevada Strong, the regional planning effort for the Las Vegas valley. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit rtcsnv.com.


About the RTC
The RTC is the regional authority overseeing public transit, metropolitan planning, roadway funding, traffic management, and the public bike share system. The RTC’s vision is to advance regionally transformative mobility solutions through equitable, innovative and sustainable infrastructure development. The RTC’s mission is to elevate quality of life for residents and visitors through sustainable planning, collaborative problem-solving, and safe and equitable transportation service. For more information about the RTC and our major initiatives or to download the rideRTC app, visit rtcsnv.com. Stay informed by subscribing to our blog or following us on social media.


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