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Maryland Parkway Public Transit Meeting Set

Maryland Parkway Public Transit Meeting Set

County transportation officials continue to study one of the most heavily traveled public transportation corridors in southern Nevada.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will host a third public workshop on improvements along Maryland Parkway between McCarran International Airport and Downtown Las Vegas. The workshop is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 27 at The Boulevard Mall, Center Court.

Public input on how to best utilize public transit in the area and on potential street design changes will be sought at the meeting.

Maryland Parkway carries an average of more than 9,000 passengers per day.

Lane Restrictions This Week Near Convention Center

Lane Restrictions This Week Near Convention Center

Traffic near the Las Vegas Convention Center will be restricted at night this week for field survey work by the Clark County Water Reclamation District.

Lane restrictions will be in place for westbound travel from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through at least Friday on Convention Center Drive between Paradise Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.

For more information and traffic updates, call the project hotline at 668-8668.

Getting Around Downtown Focus of Workshop

Getting Around Downtown Focus of Workshop

The officials who work to make getting around southern Nevada easier want to know what people living in and around the downtown area have to say about a new study.

The Regional Transportation Commission is hosting a meeting June 11 to talk about the Community Mobility transportation study, which focused on alternative transportation improvements to better link people to the Bonneville Transit Center.

The RTC is looking for infrastructure solutions to better connect people on foot or on bicycle with neighborhoods, businesses and community centers.

The meeting will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth Street.

 

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend

 

Local law enforcement will operate a DUI checkpoint over Memorial Day Weekend in the eastern part of the valley.

The checkpoint will be conducted near Vegas Valley and Marion from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday into Saturday.

The checkpoint will focus on identifying drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers with a focus on finding underage and young adult drivers.

 

Survey Work Forcing Lane Closures on Convention Ctr. Drive

Survey Work Forcing Lane Closures on Convention Ctr. Drive

 

The lanes of a small but busy road will be closed Monday through Friday for field survey work.

Crews with the Clark County Water Reclamation District will close the westbound lanes of Convention Center Drive from Paradise Road to Las Vegas Boulevard.

The field survey work will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Drivers should take use alternate routes like Sahara Avenue.

 

Bus Service Starts Early for CES

 

The Regional Transportation Commission will start service on one of its busiest bus lines early from January 8 through January 11.

The Strip & Downtown Express or SDX route will start service at 7 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. to provide better service for people going to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the International Consumer Electronics Show.

The RTC regularly provides earlier service for large conventions. 

One Week Left to Voice Opinion about Central Valley Transportation

One Week Left to Voice Opinion about Central Valley Transportation

 

People living in the central part of the Las Vegas Valley have until 5 p.m. Friday to let their opinions be known about transportation in their section of the city.

The Regional Transportation Commission's online survey will be open until that time. The RTC is looking for input on transportation issues in the 28 square miles around its Bonneville Transit Center downtown.

It wants information on everything from public transportation issues to improvements needed to bicycle lanes.

The study will focus on how far residents must travel by transit, bike or foot to transit stops, shopping areas, community centers, medical facilities and grocery stores.