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Subway under Las Vegas strip among proposals to reduce gridlock

Posted on May 28, 2015

LAS VEGAS — A light-rail subway system beneath Las Vegas Boulevard is among the ambitious recommendations unveiled in the business plans of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Casino City Times reported..

Other projects included in the draft of the Transportation Investment Business Plan include a double-deck tunnel under McCarran International Airport to connect Russell Road east and west of the airport and possibly provide a light-rail link to the Strip line, the report said.

“Without new investments, the roadways, pedestrian facilities and transit system will be overwhelmed, the quality of the visitor experience degraded and the core area’s economic growth impeded,” the draft plan states in its introduction.

No cost estimates were provided in the initial report, but Tina Quigley, GM of the RTC, said the Strip light-rail project alone would cost billions of dollars, according to the Casino City Times.

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