Titus Announces $560,000 for the Reimagine Boulder Highway Initiative
Las Vegas, Nevada, November 17, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) announced that the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada was awarded $560,000 through the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Program. This grant was funded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which Rep. Titus championed.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) announced that the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada was awarded $560,000 through the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Program. This grant was funded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which Rep. Titus championed.
The RTC will use this award to fund a new bus rapid transit line along the Boulder Highway Corridor in Henderson, Nevada. The TOD plan will enhance transit ridership and foster economic development by providing equitable opportunities for transit and housing. It will also improve first/last mile connectivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“Improving public transit is critical to enhancing Southern Nevadans’ everyday lives,” said Rep. Titus. “I am happy to announce this funding which will improve services that are vital for connecting people with daily needs and services. At the same time it will revitalize the Boulder Highway Strip and address climate change. Doing well by doing good.”
“We are so grateful for the critical work of our congressional delegation, who consistently champion the RTC’s efforts to obtain federal funding that improves the quality of life for Southern Nevadans,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC CEO. “The Reimagine Boulder Highway initiative represents a tremendous joint effort from agencies across the Valley to increase mobility, improve safety, and promote sustainable land uses. This federal funding, along with the INFRA funding awarded to the City of Henderson last year, will enable us to continue to bring this vision to life and transform the state’s deadliest stretch of roadway.”
The Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Program helps communities foster urban development that is compact, mixed-use, and pedestrian/bicycle-friendly. The funds support site-specific, comprehensive planning efforts for neighborhoods to improve access to public transportation with federal capital transit investments.