Las Vegas RTC breaks ground on BRT route

Posted on February 24, 2011

On Thursday, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada commemorated the beginning of construction on the new Sahara Express rapid transit project.

The Sahara Express will be another addition to the RTC’s expanding network of rapid transit services. The rapid transit services provide enhanced connectivity throughout the Las Vegas Valley and are designed with speed in mind.

The Sahara Express rapid transit line will include dedicated transit lanes along much of Sahara Avenue, from Hualapai Way in the western part of the valley to Boulder Highway in the east. The Sahara Express will then branch to serve neighborhoods north and south of Sahara Avenue and will also connect to the RTC’s Deuce on the Strip, Strip & Downtown Express and Boulder Highway Express routes.

The RTC received $34.4 million in federal Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project is expected to improve mobility, connectivity and accessibility in Las Vegas, as well as to help spur local economic growth.

Expected to be complete by early 2012, the project is estimated to create nearly 500 private-sector jobs.

In addition to the new rapid transit lanes, the project will feature solar powered transit shelters, ticket vending machines, elevated station platforms, and improvements to traffic signals along Sahara Avenue that will improve travel for both cars and transit operations.

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

More News

Fla.'s HART partners with Megabus.com to pilot service option

The agency is already providing enhanced routes and options through a unique 5-year partnership agreement with Megabus.com which began last year, to offer express travel to and from Miami and Orlando for as little as $1.

BusCon 2015 takes Indy by storm with new vehicles, tech and education

The 20th installment of the show featured more than 50 new exhibitors, 70-plus vehicles and plenty of information to inspire attendees.

House moves to delay PTC deadline

A bipartisan measure has been introduced in the lower chamber that would push back the deadline for most railroads to install automated train technology until December 2018.

Volvo celebrates new Nova, Prevost customer delivery center

The new Plattsburgh, N.Y., building will be equipped of a welcoming customer area, 10 bus delivery spaces and offices to enable our customers to continue their professional activities during their stay.

Webinar Helps Passenger Fleet Managers Understand Hybrid Options

Fleet managers for transit agencies, universities and schools, governments and for-hire transit companies are encouraged to register while spaces are still available.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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