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RTC chooses bus rapid transit for Maryland Parkway corridor

Posted: 9:16 PM, Apr 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 20:01:43Z

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Regional Transportation Commission decided against building a costly light rail system along the Maryland Parkway corridor.

Thursday, the RTC Board of Commissioners voted unanimously for a bus rapid transit system that is going to cost about $345 million, according to the agency.

Price was a factor in the decision as the Maryland Parkway route stretches nearly nine miles – starting near McCarran, going past UNLV and ending at the Las Vegas medical district.