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Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

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.

 

Street Closing for Water Pipe Work

Street Closing for Water Pipe Work

 

 A section of a street in the eastern part of the Las Vegas valley will close this week.

Crews from Clark County will be working on underground water and storm water pipes along Toiyabe Street. From 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday of this week, the street will close between Carey and Rocky Mountain avenues.

Steel plates will cover the work area at night, allowing drivers to use the streets when construction crews are not there.

New Sidewalk Ramps Coming to Older Neighborhoods

New Sidewalk Ramps Coming to Older Neighborhoods

 

New sidewalks ramps are coming to older neighborhoods of Las Vegas.

The city of Las Vegas has started installing new ramps in two residential areas in an effort to improve the quality of life for people living in that part of the community.

The first area is bounded by Decatur Boulevard, Meadows Lane, Valley View and Charleston boulevards.

The second area is farther east and is bounded by Marion Drive, Charleston Boulevard, Stewart Avenue and the Las Vegas Wash.

The 150 new ramps will improve the look of the neighborhoods and make the areas compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Crews will also be upgrading 25 existing ramps.

The city is using in-house construction staff to complete the work over the next five months. 

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.

RTC Wants Input on Central Valley Travel

RTC Wants Input on Central Valley Travel

 

The Regional Transportation Commission wants to hear what people living in the central part of the Las Vegas valley have to say about getting around in the area.

The RTC is asking people who live and work in the 28-square-miles around the Bonneville Transit Center, which is near Bonneville Avenue and Main Street about how to improve transportation.

Officials want to know what peoples concerns are about walking, bicycling and public transportation. They are looking for specific details about problems, including barriers like neighborhood walls, street lights and crosswalks.

They also want to know any improvements they need to make to the transit center, which is the valley's transportation hub.

The survey will be available online at 5 p.m. December 14. The final results of the survey are set to be presented to the RTC April 2013.

The RTC will also host two public meetings about transportation issues in the area: