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RTC of Southern Nevada receives $5.3 million grant

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 15:20:45-05

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently received a $5.3 million grant.

The grant is for the implementation of the Las Vegas Medical District Automated Circulator and Connected Pedestrian Safety Project. The RTC received the funds under the competitive Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In July of this year, Representative Dina Titus wrote U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao to advocate for the Southern Nevada application.

“The Las Vegas Medical District is an integral part of the economic future of Las Vegas,” said Representative Titus, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “This project not only addresses the growing transit needs of the region but does so through an innovative and technology-focused approach. Las Vegas is on the forefront of smart infrastructure and the GoMed project cements the region as a leader in addressing the transportation needs of all modes with a focus on safety. I am excited to work with RTC and the City to see this project advance.”