RTC preparing community ahead of Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit project construction

2024-05-28T13:34:43-07:00| Categories: Press Releases| Tags: |


Catherine Busche, RTC, (702) 676-1788 Office, [email protected]
Kallie Peeples, RTC, 702-676-1737 Office, [email protected]

RTC preparing community ahead of Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit project construction

Anyone who lives, works or travels in the area is encouraged to sign up for construction updates and real-time traffic alerts

(Las Vegas, NV) – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is launching community outreach and engagement opportunities in preparation for the start of construction of its Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit Project. The RTC introduced a new project website – MarylandParkway.com – to provide the community with regular construction updates and real-time traffic alerts when construction begins later this year. 

The website, which offers a virtual open-house experience, includes comprehensive information about the project features, benefits, maps and renderings. Once construction begins, the website will be continually updated with project details, timelines and traffic impacts to help people better plan their travel. Southern Nevadans can sign up to receive email and text alerts about construction and traffic impacts along the project corridor.

Maryland Parkway is a vital corridor for residents, visitors, students and employees and serves more passengers per bus, per hour, than any other route in the system. Planned for a 12.5-mile stretch from the South Strip Transit Terminal to the Las Vegas Medical District, this $250 million project will improve safety for those who walk, cycle, ride transit or drive. Project features include widened sidewalks; shared bus-bike lanes; increased lighting and shade; larger, more comfortable passenger shelters; and faster, more efficient transit service. 

According to RTC CEO M.J. Maynard, the benefits of the Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit project will be transformative for the area. “In addition to enhancing safety, comfort and access for all users, this project is expected to attract new investment in the area, provide more opportunity for economic development, and create a stronger sense of identity for Maryland Parkway. And at the same time, the use of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses throughout the corridor will provide a faster, environmentally friendly transportation option.”

Maryland Parkway is home to 63,000 residents, more than 100,000 jobs, and carries approximately 35,000 vehicles and 9,000 transit riders daily, making it one of the busiest transit routes in the RTC system. Just last month, the Federal Transit Administration presented the RTC with nearly $150 million for the Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit improvements.

Construction is expected to begin later this year, with completion anticipated in fall 2026. For more information and to sign up for construction updates and real-time traffic alerts, visit MarylandParkway.com.

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