RTC committee plans to improve safety at bus stops
The Regional Transportation Commission is taking steps to improve bus stop safety in the wake of a crash last month that left four people dead. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Regional Transportation Commission is taking steps to improve bus stop safety in the wake of a crash last month that left four people dead.
It was the first time the RTC bus shelter committee met since that car wiped out an entire bust stop on Spring Mountain near Decatur.
In hopes of preventing a similar tragedy, the committee will commission a study that will examine what other cities are doing to keep bus stops safe.
The deadly crash that happened in September received a lot of attention at Thursday's meeting. The last time the RTC commissioned a safety study like this was after the Valley's previous fatal bus stop crash back in 2008.
Since then, they decided to move new shelters further back from the curb and look at other potential measures, like narrowing traffic lanes and widening sidewalks.
Despite efforts to improve bus stop safety, the committee says there's not much that can be done to protect people from a drunk driver behind the wheel of a speeding car.