University

RTC breaks ground on UNLV transit center

Posted on April 8, 2013

A rendering of the Transit Center at UNLV set to open this fall.
A rendering of the Transit Center at UNLV set to open this fall.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) broke ground on a new transit center that will be located on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus.

Scheduled to open this fall, the UNLV Transit Center will be a 6,460-square-foot facility located within walking distance of key UNLV facilities, including the Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion, and various UNLV academic and administrative buildings. The open-air facility will offer a large number of bike racks and an outdoor waiting area with shelter canopies.

The transit center will significantly improve connectivity to public transit at UNLV as well as within the surrounding community. The Centennial Express will serve the UNLV Transit Center and provide a direct link to the RTC’s main transit hub, the Bonneville Transit Center in downtown Las Vegas, where riders can connect to other transit routes serving destinations across the valley.  

“This project epitomizes the RTC’s commitment to community partnerships,” said RTC GM Tina Quigley. “Having the ability to work with UNLV on a project that will encourage the use of public transit to and from the campus and hopefully, alleviate some of the area’s parking needs is something we are incredibly passionate about at the RTC.”

The UNLV Transit Center is being built with $3.45 million, 80% of which is federally funded by the Federal Transit Administration Bus and Bus Facilities Livability Initiative Grant and 20% funded by a local match made by the RTC.

RELATED ARTICLE: Check out, "2012 Women in Transportation: Tina Quigley."

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

More News

S.F. State student discount transit pass plan gaining traction

One complication that arose in the process is BART’s unwillingness to pay for a $1.5 million reprogramming of Clipper cards to recognize the student discount.

Wis. city merges taxi, university bus service to create transit system

The project, which began in 2011, was prompted by unprecedented campus growth resulting in heightened demand for parking in Platteville.

New S.C. shuttle to serve college students

The Hub City Hopper, based in downtown Spartanburg will serve students living on campus or residents near University of South Carolina Upstate, Converse College or Wofford College.

Little Rock, Ark. university fleet features battery, solar vehicles

The fleet is made up of three 12-passenger shuttles operating on campus routes and three eight-passenger transit “taxis” that will be driven by campus security.

Ohio State, COTA to offer discount pass to faculty, staff

They will now have the option of purchasing discounted COTA monthly fares for local routes via pre-tax payroll deduction. After enrolling in payroll deduction, the program will require participating employees to obtain a new BuckID and “swipe it” for unlimited access to local COTA fixed routes, beginning May 1, 2015.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

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