Las Vegas light rail project to airport gets OK to seek funding

Posted on June 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s governor gave the green light for officials to seek funding to build a light rail line that could cost up to $705 million and carry passengers from McCarran International Airport to downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Under one bill signed by the governor, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has until the end of 2020 to ask Clark County voters whether sales taxes should be increased to help pay for the proposed 8.7-mile transit system, while a second measure allows the RTC to seek partnerships with private companies wanting to invest in large-scale transportation projects, including the light rail line.

RTC officials said they don’t have any immediate plans to place a sales tax measure on the ballot. The agency will apply for federal grants and explore additional strategies to pay for the transit line. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Protran Technology names new director of sales

Kyley Holmstrom brings over 20 years of experience in senior management and sales, engineering operations, and purchasing in the rail industry, to the position.

NJ Transit continues closing gap on overcrowded trains

The agency's team was in Maryland earlier this week to inspect 20 railcars as a lease was being worked out.

Bombardier secures contract extension to maintain London Overground trains

The contract, originally signed in 2006 will now continue until 2030, removing a previous contract break in 2023.

San Diego NCTD celebrates SPRINTER's 10th Anniversary

The North County Transit District will hold community outreach and educational events through various SPRINTER stations.

California bullet train plan shows cost increases

Increases affect each segment of the project ranging from 20% to 35% and show revised schedules that would push out delivery dates.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

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