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Clark County and RTC seek public input on development options for Maryland Parkway corridor

RTC seeking comment on proposed route changes
Posted at 2:28 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 22:18:56-05

From mid-October through late December, Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will seek input from the community on preferred neighborhood development options at potential key transit stops along the proposed 8.7-mile Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route.

This study area, which is one of the most heavily traveled transit routes in the Las Vegas Valley, stretches from Russell Road and Maryland Parkway north to the downtown Bonneville Transit Center and then West to the Las Vegas Medical District.

The new transit route will connect to key activity centers, including McCarran International Airport, UNLV, the Boulevard Mall, Sunrise Hospital and other medical facilities, the Huntridge neighborhood, downtown Las Vegas, Valley Hospital, University Medical Center, and the UNLV medical school.

The Maryland Parkway transportation project is being developed as a Bus Rapid Transit route, with dedicated transit lanes and larger passenger stations, as well as bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

BRT has the capability of providing higher passenger capacity with more frequent and reliable transportation service.

With BRT moving into the design phase, local jurisdictions are evaluating what kinds of retail, housing and entertainment development (Transit Oriented Development) the community desires surrounding these key focus areas along the route.

As part of the TOD study, a working group with representatives from private developers, community organizations, business owners and the project partner agencies have identified 7 distinct focus areas along the Maryland Parkway transit route that meet the criteria for enhanced development opportunities.

The study’s project team has developed a series of on-line surveys, in English and Spanish, that independently address each central location along the corridor.

Southern Nevada residents are being encouraged to complete any or all of the individual surveys that address neighborhoods they frequent or in which they are interested.

The Maryland Parkway neighborhood development surveys can be found here.