Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Represented by: Tina Quigley, General Manager at Regional Transportation
Commission of Southern Nevada
Southern Nevada is most recognizable for the lights and excitement of its famous Las Vegas Strip. While our remarkable and world-renowned tourism economy is a source of pride for all who live and work here, we are just as proud of the community we have built for those who call the valley home.
Within the next 10 years, our residential population is projected to grow from 2.1 million to 2.7 million, while our visitor population will increase from 43 million to 53 million! While a boon for our economy, this growth creates many challenges, including the need to reduce congestion, improve safety and increase our transportation system’s capacity. Fortunately, our desert oasis is ripe for mobility improvements from more cycling and pedestrian accommodations to expanded transit options. With 175,000 daily transit trips on our 39-route bus-only system, we are still only accommodating approximately 70 percent of the transit demand in our valley.
In addition to traditional solutions like grade-separated pedestrian crossings, high capacity transit services and complete streets treatments, we are working as a community to explore emerging technologies and smart community strategies to address our mobility hurdles. We know collaboration with elected officials, community stakeholders and business leaders is the only way to solve our most critical transportation issues. Together, we are working to create a truly connected community that ensures continued economic prosperity and a high quality of life for generations to come.