RTC breaks ground on $17M transit center

Posted on September 1, 2009

[IMAGE]RTC-Transit-Center-RenderingFULL.jpg[/IMAGE] On Monday, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) broke ground on a new transit facility in downtown Las Vegas.

The new facility is being funded in part from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The Bonneville Transit Center will serve as the central transit hub for the RTC’s ACE Rapid Transit system, ACExpress commuter services and the RTC’s fixed-route transit system.

The $17 million facility is being funded with $5.5 million in ARRA funding, one of three transit projects that will be built using stimulus funds. A number of federal grants make up the majority of the funding for the construction.

The RTC is seeking a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for the facility. It will feature shade canopies with solar panels to generate electricity, preferred parking for hybrid vehicles and water-efficient landscaping. Cyclists will enjoy an on-site bike storage area with space for 100 bikes and a self-service bike repair shop.

The RTC’s ACE Gold line, which will connect downtown Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Strip, will stop at the Bonneville Transit Center. That line will open in the spring of 2010. The ACE Blue line (the current MAX line on Las Vegas Boulevard North) and the ACE Green line, which will be constructed on Boulder Highway, will stop at the facility. The ACExpress C line, which will provide fast commuter transit service from Centennial Hills to downtown Las Vegas, will also stop at the new Bonneville Transit Center.

The facility is scheduled to open in July 2010.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Stagecoach to deliver contactless bus travel across UK by end of 2018

The $15 million initiative will allow passengers to pay for their travel with a contactless credit or debit card, as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Alexander Dennis' Enviro500 concept bus on display in Singapore

The full low-floor, three-door, two-staircase double-deck bus is being shown at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition in Suntec City.

ETA adds Intelligent Transit System to Grand Valley

The new ITS provides Grand Valley with ETA's real-time arrival predictions, fare collection system integration, automatic on-board announcements, and the tools to track and chart system improvements over time.

Proterra names Honeywell, Tesla vet to COO post

Josh Ensign’s track record includes leading global operations for 42 factories in 15 countries and managing the supporting supply chains. 

Nova announces 2 major orders for San Antonio VIA, Houston Metro

The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close