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Increase Transportation Choice

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 1

Develop a modern transit system that is integrated with vibrant neighborhood and employment centers, better connecting people to their destinations.

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Objective 1.1

Work with the Regional Transportation Commission and other partners to develop a comprehensive transit master plan, which focuses on enhanced services that supplement existing routes.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.1

Pursue light rail and improved transit options in low and moderate income areas, including improvements to make walking and biking pleasant, safe and viable transportation options.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Long Term
4 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    -FAST will take a support role in the implementation of this objective.
    -Partnerships are in development with ride share companies (Uber and Lyft) to close the "one mile gap" to/from public transit.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Planning along with MPO-Engineering will take a lead role for the implementation of this objective.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • General Management and Finance
    This topic is currently being discussed.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC's "On Board" study underway - will identify potential high capacity transit corridors; RTC exploring light rail along Maryland Parkway corridor; Bicycle and pedestrian improvements are a major component to light rail/TOD infrastructure; SNS prioritizing eTOD to ensure displacement of low- and middle-income residents is minimal; Safety is key component in the RTC's updated Regional Transportation Plan; RTC's Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (RBPP) includes recommendations for improvements across the region
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.2

Leverage recently completed transit infrastructure projects as a foundation to develop a comprehensive transit master plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.1.3

Incorporate land use, multi-modal transportation and air quality planning considerations into future updates of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) multi-modal transportation plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    The department is currently calibrating the Travel Demand Model with new functionalities to include specific information on employment areas, regional freight movement, and tweaks for transit sensitivities.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.4

Develop implementation criteria by which future corridors will be prioritized including: potential ridership, economic development/Transit Oriented Development (TOD) potential, proximity to jobs, housing and education, enhanced quality of life, and integration with the bike and pedestrian network.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Planning and Transit Planning will take a lead role, and MPO-Engineering will provide a support role for the implementation of this objective.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    MPO-Planning is developing an interactive Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) viewer, which will allow the department to correlate data such as safety and congestion.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Transit Planning
    -Have identified and ranked 33 routes for improvements, which will be included in the 10-year plan.
    -Focus is on improving routes that provide economic sense, jobs and other benefits to include in the 10-year plan.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.5

Develop a strategy to combine public input and best practices to support the decisionmaking process when considering the locations and alignments of multi-modal connections to the airport and other destinations.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    MetroQuest survey for the RTC's Regional Transportation Plan gathered more than 7000 responses; More than 4000 responses were gathered as part of the RTC's Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan; RTC's On Board public engagement has resulted in more than 10,000 survey responses (as of September); Public engagement on the RTC's Maryland Parkway study will be done following the release of the Environmental Assessment; In all instances, public input is used to inform projects
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.6

Continue to evaluate Maryland Parkway as a BRT or rail corridor under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), with consideration given to the implementation strategies identified in the Maryland Parkway Opportunity Site study.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Long Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Engineering is leading the effort to evaluate Maryland Parkway as a transit corridor.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    NEPA expected to be completed and released by end of 2017
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.7

Identify lines that would have increased frequency, limited stops, express, bus rapid transit (BRT), and light rail services.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    New traffic cameras are being installed with projects such as the Flamingo Corridor Improvements to improve operations.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    MPO-Planning will take part in the identification of lines that would be best suited to incorporate increased frequency, limited stops, and other transit services.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Transit Planning
    Currently identified in the High Capacity Transit Plan.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC's "On Board" plan will identify potential high capacity transit lines
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.8

Designate a baseline transit network and set of operating standards that can serve as the foundation of the transit system.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.1.9

Improve the rider experience by locating stops away from adjacent travel lanes, offering robust lighting, and making other site considerations that maximize visibility and safety.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Paratransit is currently working on assessing locations to bus access, line of sight, stop placement and other elements in order to improve riders' experience.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Transit Amenities
    Shelters have been installed at every location where the Right of Way (ROW) easement is available.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC's Transit Safety Study was updated in 2013; Bus shelters are being upgraded to RTC standards; Bus stops are being moved back 5 feet where possible; Bus shelter lighting is being retrofitted; Solar panels are being added to bus shelters; RTC Customer Satisfaction Index score in Ridership Survey is at all-time high (106.5) and has increased each of the past four surveys; By end of 2017, RTC will have pushed back all the shelters it can with the available right of way; RTC will continue working with private property owners to push back other shelters; RTC is currently investigating technology options to improve pedestrian safety, generated through a request for information (RFI) that was issued in the fall of 2016
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.10

Update design standards to create wider sidewalks with street trees, benches, trash receptacles, streetlighting, and other streetscape amenities along key transportation corridors to make walking to transit stops more welcoming for riders and to shield them from heat during extreme temperatures.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    The Clark County Area Uniform Standard Drawings are actively revised to incorporate updated design standards for mobility, accessibility and safety considerations.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Mobility training, path of travel, and feedback from users is conducted to better document the path of travel.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Transit Amenities
    Involved with the design of the complete streets concept and most have been very receptive.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.11

Coordinate with relevant agencies to pursue interstate regional passenger rail service.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Xpress West was selected as preferred operator of proposed rail; Nevada High Speed Rail Authority, formed in 2015, is tasked with facilitating the implementation of a high-speed rail system connecting southern California and southern Nevada
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.1.12

Identify and pursue the use of complementary alternative funding sources for mass transit improvements, including national public and private funds, and existing local and state funds that are intended for public purpose and positive outcomes in the areas of: economic development or growth; green infrastructure; environmental protection; land conversion; urban land development; access to jobs, housing and education for low or moderate income individuals (LMI); and public health.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • General Management and Finance
    Partnerships with groups interested in education, brownfield development, and transit-oriented development will be sought.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 1.2

Support safe neighborhood connections in marginalized communities.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Analyze the feasibility of transit stations with bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure provisions adjacent to existing and future mixed-income developments.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.2

Consider partnerships between the RTC and private developers to create Park & Ride facilities in outlying areas that could provide access to express transit services and reduce travel time.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Existing partnerships include: Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel, Eldorado Casino, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Cannery Casino and Hotel, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, and the Fiesta Rancho Hotel and Casino.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC policy calls for partnerships with private developers with excess parking in the valley; Park & Ride locations include: Fiesta Henderson and Suncoast Casino
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.2.3

Ensure that transit amenities are supported by ADA/PROWAG-compliant pedestrian facilities, universal design, and adequate directional signage.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Awareness to the American Disabilities Act (ADA) needs should be brought up at mobility trainings.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.2.4

Revise and develop bus stop/station design standards based on passenger volumes, locations, and other characteristics

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.5

Reduce the dependence on paratransit through facility enhancements and education about the transit system for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Government Affairs, Media and Marketing
    -Promote and educate through the Mobility Training Center (MTC).
    -Through the MTC, multi-lingual messaging is standard in providing information to users.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Customers are the focus. The Mobility Training Center (MTC) is about community and improving transportation options and independence.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Mobility Training Center developed by RTC to help Southern Nevadans, especially senior residents and persons with disabilities, learn how to best utilize RTC fixed route transit services, as well as obtain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit certification; ADA qualified riders can ride fixed route for free; RTC is working to update and make shelters more accessible; RTC planning to launch TNC pilot for paratransit riders in late 2017
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 1.3

Support the RTC to secure funding for the expansion, operation and maintenance of transit systems and routes.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

Pursue funding opportunities for system completion, right-of-way acquisition, and implementation through federal, state, and local sources.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Federal Agencies ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.2

Identify and pursue creative funding strategies to better balance transportation investments between roadway, transit, bike and pedestrian improvements.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.3

Promote community pride in marketing and promotional materials with the idea that the region's transportation system should be a source of community pride.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.4

Continue to monitor effectiveness of communication methods with priority target audiences and enhance outreach efforts to raise awareness of existing services.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC conducts focus groups and transit surveys to gauge satisfcation; Customer Satisfaction Index score in Ridership Survey is at all-time high (106.5) and has increased each of the past four surveys; RTC captures data on rider preferencess with regard to marketing and messaging; RTC engages in media campaigns to educate riders on new services; SNS is in the process of developing a public engagement toolkit to better capture community input
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.3.5

Strive to provide effective, efficient, and equitable service to all individuals regardless of their ability to speak, read, or write English.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.4

Integrate future land-use planning with existing and future transportation improvements

Sub-Objectives
1.4.1

Ensure coordination between local governments and the RTC to evaluate frequent service transit corridors for potential designation as Transit Oriented Development (TOD) areas.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    -The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is under development, which includes a survey to collect information on the millennial population, data analysis (including traffic safety), and the impacts of ride share options.
    -A Maryland Parkway Work Group has been formed.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.4.2

Pursue an analysis of the economic benefits of transit to highlight the importance of fixed transit lines in economic development and redevelopment.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Transit Planning
    Currently identified in the High Capacity Transit Plan.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.4.3

Consider using space/land dedications or impact fees for transit amenities that support employment centers, such as multi-modal centers, transit centers, bike lanes, etc.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.4.4

Tailor parking requirements to encourage more concentrated development in mixed-use areas, reflect actual demand, and increase development feasibility.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    Currently working with Clark County on the RTC Parking Demand Study that assesses the parking demand and verifies what locals need to match that demand. The study should consist of two phases.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
1.4.5

Require interim sidewalks along incomplete roadways, when feasible.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 2

Connect and enhance bike and pedestrian facilities throughout the region.

View Objectives & Sub-Objectives

Objective 2.1

Implement policies and design concepts that encourage safety and ease of movement for pedestrians and cyclists.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Work with the RTC to implement a regional system of fully multi-modal interconnected arterial and local streets, pathways and bikeways that are integrated with public transit in order to increase mode share.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Long Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    Ongoing effort for MPO-Engineering and Planning.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    -Updating the bike/pedestrian plan.
    -Ongoing development on the Spencer Greenway bike and pedestrian trail.
    -School walk audits are being conducted. The City of North Las Vegas needs help in terms of more crossing guards.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Transit Amenities
    Developers construct pads and turnouts.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.1.2

Enhance safety for marginalized groups, taking into consideration the particular needs of vulnerable populations, such as the homeless, unemployed, underemployed and other marginalized groups.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Transit Amenities
    Through the use of their website and mobile app, Transit Amenities has been working on enhancing the safety of its users while taking into consideration marginalized groups.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.1.3

Ensure that information about transportation options is available and distributed in creative ways to promote and educate Southern Nevada's most vulnerable populations, such as homeless, unemployed, underemployed and other marginalized groups.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    -Club Ride targets employers rather than the individuals and participates in community outreach events (health fairs, vendor fairs, etc.) as a way to share information about different transportation options available.
    -Club Ride is open to help other population groups, but it is hard to verify their ridership for distribution of prizes.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.1.4

Pursue a pedestrian safety study to identify priority locations with high pedestrian vehicle conflicts to focus retrofit plans, conduct an incident management analysis, and define crash hot spots.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Transit Amenities
    Transit Amenities has been working with the Boulder Highway Coalition to identify pedestrian safety zones.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    This study has been completed.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada Transportation Safety Study completed in 2015 by RTC; RTC's Boulder Highway Study will examine pedestrian safety; Safety is a priority in the RTC's updated Regional Transportation Plan; RTC's Pedestrian Infrastructure Inventory & Analysis identidied hot spots and recommended improvement; RTC's crash report identifies hot spots and includes details on crashes
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.1.5

Develop a regionally-shared traffic safety database.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    The RTC recently completed the Southern Nevada Transportation Safety Plan and is working with the Nevada Department of Transportation to develop a regional traffic safety database.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.1.6

Work with local bike groups and transportation advocates to update the RTC's multi-modal transportation plan and identify strategies to increase safety and make walking and bicycling more viable as primary transportation modes.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride will work with the Bicycle and Community Outreach Coordinator and follow up on what has already been accomplished in relation to this objective.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    The department is working on an updated bike/pedestrian plan with school walk audits.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Updated Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan aims to make walking and bicycling more viable as primary transportation modes; Bike Share launched in downtown Las Vegas; Bicycling & Pedestrian network was included in RTC's updated Regional Transportation Plan
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.1.7

Establish an off-street bicycle parking policy which considers security, placement, quality of facilities, and provision of signs directing bicyclists to the parking facilities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride will check with member employers to assess bike-friendly work environments (showers, lockers, etc.). The data collected will then be provided to the Bicycle and Community Outreach Coordinator.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Clark County (CC), City of North Las Vegas (CNLV), and City of Henderson (COH) all incentize bike parking; CNLV and COH have required bike parking (for new development); RTC's Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan includes developing bike parking policy as a recommendation; CC Parking Study includes bike parking recommendations (though study has yet to be adopted)
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 2.2

Increase funding strategies for investments in the bicycle and pedestrian network.

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

In coordination with Clark County School District (CCSD), support Safe Routes to Schools and identify funding sources for all aspects of Safe Routes to Schools programs.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride will work with CCSD to sign up schools.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC provides funding for Safe Routes to Schools program; FRI and CMAQ funds help fund aspects of program; Southern Nevada Health District also helps fund improvements
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.2.2

Develop financial or regulatory incentives for development projects that include multi-modal transportation infrastructure in low-income communities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.2.3

Consider alternative funding sources to connect the bicycle and pedestrian network to the transit network.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride currently provides Easy Rider passes, payroll tax deductions, and monthly prizes, which can be considered as alternative funding sources for commuters.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • General Management and Finance
    RTC's Bike Share system, being launched in late Summer 2016, will provide a self-service rental service of 180 bicycles with 18 stations in the first phase of the program.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.2.4

Coordinate with and continue to support the Outside Las Vegas Foundation and the Regional Open Space and Trails Working Group to integrate priorities into local ordinances and/or comprehensive plans and support the development and funding of the trails system and supporting programs.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC) ; City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.2.5

Continue to implement the RTC's public education campaign on multi-modal transportation and pursue a campaign on the Region's transportation vision.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.2.6

Promote educational opportunities to the local engineering and planning community on the role of design and land use in pedestrian safety, such as an educational event about how to repurpose right-of-way, and design streets and streetscapes as amenities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workshop of SNRPC ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.7

Celebrate accomplishments through special events and community outreach activities (e.g., cyclovias, family rides, etc.).

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workshop of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride currently staffs a booth at health fairs, vendor fairs, and other events.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC hosted a Bike Share launch event in partnership with the City of Las Vegas; RTC generated Bike Share media coverage by celebrating its 10,000th Bike Share rider; City of Henderson holds annual Stroll & Roll cyclovia; Various cycling events and awareness rides are held across the region (e.g., SoNev Bicycle Coalition holds Gears & Beers Ride; RTC Toy Ride; Ghost Ride); Southern Neavda Health District's press release regarding the completion of RTC's Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan generated media coverage
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 3

Develop a safe, efficient road network that supports all transportation modes.

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Objective 3.1

Establish a road network with improved and acceptable local and regional connectivity and traffic congestion levels.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.1

Evaluate planned transportation infrastructure to reflect the land use vision.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.2

Revise and adopt regional and local design standards to include multi-modal street design, safety and improved access management.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    The Clark County Area Uniform Standard Drawings are actively revised to incorporate updated design standards.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.1.3

Pursue a regional policy change to require roadways to be designed for target speeds as recommended in the Complete Streets Design Guidelines for Livable Communities, based on the context of the corridor and overall safety and comfort of all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists, and require justification for all target design speeds and speed limits.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.4

Consider the potential impacts of the development of the I-11 corridor currently being studied by the Arizona and Nevada Departments of Transportation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC) ; City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    Deployment of ITS features such as cameras, fibers, and dynamic message signs for the I-11 corridor are being considered.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 3.2

Overhaul design standards to support multiple modes and support healthy lifestyles, with special attention to the Regional's extreme summer temperatures.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.1

Working with local stakeholders, support more stringent criteria to justify roadway capacity expansion and ensure that any capacity expansions accommodate viable multi-modal transportation options.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    Using crowd-sourcing apps (WAZE) to collect real-time travel data.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.2.2

Ensure that all traffic studies provide a justification for roadway capacity and speed limit.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization-Planning
    -MPO-Planning is working towards 4 tiers of congestion management which include:
        +Encourage other methods of travel.
        +Providing alternative modes of transportation.
        +Managing existing roadways.
        +Adding more capacity.
    -The goal is to transition to something more quantitative to develop a new way of project prioritization.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.2.3

Consider a regional review of RTC's TIP and local road CIPs to justify project needs.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.2.4

Promote "complete streets" cross section revisions whenever corridor reconstruction or reconfiguration occurs. Activities could include removing block walls, limiting cul-de-sacs, increasing sidewalk and bike lane widths, reducing curb cuts, and limiting driveways.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workshop of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC) ; City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Complete Streets cross sections are being implemented at various location where tradeoffs are minimal; City of North Las Vegas adopted a Complete Streets policy; City of Henderson's Master Transportation Plan promotes Complete Streets cross sections
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.2.5

Develop a road diet/retrofit plan for road networks in Southern Nevada to improve connectivity and access for multiple modes, starting with areas identified through the pedestrian safety study.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    FAST will support this objective and bring assets along to help achieve it.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.2.6

Develop neighborhood and regional connectivity ratios/standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workshop of SNRPC
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.2.7

Encourage the development of design standards and land use policies that require investments in low-income or at-risk communities to include the basic attributes such as sidewalks, adequate lighting, street trees, and other strategies to create walkable communities, with special attention to designing for shade and heat absorbent materials to provide respite to transit riders.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 3.3

Reduce transportation-related emissions of ozone and carbon monoxide.

Sub-Objectives
3.3.1

Consider collaborating with state regulatory agencies and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to strengthen the standard for vehicle emission.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
3.3.2

Reduce vehicle miles traveled to reduce mobile emissions and therefore improve regional air quality.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Long Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    -Club Ride takes a lead role on this objective.
    -To meet this objective Club Ride plans to sign up new employment centers and companies into the program.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Annual vehicle miles traveled dropped 2.1% from 2014 to 2015 (most current data), according to NDOT report, which would correlate to a reduction in vehicle emissions; Annual percentage of "Good" air quality days (according to AQI) have increased since 2012, according to Clark County's Department of Air Quality
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.3.3

Promote responsible auto use, including refueling motor vehicles after sunset to prevent gasoline fumes from interacting with sunlight, and keeping vehicle engines finely tuned.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Federal Agencies ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term