Objectives tagged with "State Agencies"

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 1

Match land use and transportation plans with regional economic development plans.

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Objective 1.3

Foster the development of the healthcare and education sectors, locally serving sectors that would enhance quality of life for residents to better integrate with existing land uses and create a better environment to attract new workers.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

Support community stakeholders to plan for regional educational and medical assets that support economic growth and diversification, such as a UNLV medical school.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Health Education Advocacy Leadership of Southern Nevada(Las Vegas HEALS)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 3

Enhance the role of small businesses and entrepreneurs as leaders in economic diversification and revitalization.

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Objective 3.1

Determine the building and space needs of entrepreneurs and startups to embolden existing small businesses to participate in revitalization.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.3

Assess potential and support for locally-owned business preferences, including co-working spaces.

Lead Organization: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.4

Expand and pursue public market concepts that allow flexibility for a diverse range of businesses including micro-business, farmers markets, or public markets through a public-private partnership.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Jurisdictions have changed zoning to allow farmers markets

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 4

Support the educational system and learning environments through thoughtful land-use and transportation planning.

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Objective 4.2

Work closely with the Clark County School District Real Property Management Division, local governments and developers to develop thoughtful school and service siting criteria.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.6

Encourage the local business community to support education and schools programs to better connect opportunities for student career mapping, mentoring, and educational needs of employers.

Lead Organization: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    LVGEA connects businesses with CCSD students for internship opportunities as part of BizCONNECT program; LVGEA's BeEngaged programming encourages business leaders to support educational needs; LVGEA, Public Education Foundation, and Metro Chamber developed initiative where business leaders mentor CCSD principals; LVGEA works with OWINN on workforce development efforts; CCSD has a robust Partnership Office where local government and the District are leveraging relationships to engage students and improve the quality of learning in the classroom.

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 2

Encourage an adequate supply of housing with a range of price, density, ownership, size and building types.

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Objective 2.4

Develop low-income and workforce housing in neighborhoods across the region.

Sub-Objectives
2.4.7

Working through the SNRPC and with the Southern Nevada caucus of the State Legislature, ensure an adequate supply of homeless housing is distributed throughout the region in ways that meet the needs of vulnerable populations.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 2.5

Educate and inform the population regarding housing choice, needs and rights

Sub-Objectives
2.5.2

Coordinate support services to interested homebuyers and first-time homeowners to prepare residents to establish credit, become financially stable, purchase homes, help ensure timely mortgage payments, maintenance of structure, and fulfillment of loan requirements.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Community Services of Nevada offers homebuyers assistance and counseling; Home is Possible offers first-time homebuyers with financial assistance and requires homebuying education; HUD provides list of approved housing counseling agencies (including Nevada Partners, Community Services of Nevada, Financial Guidance Center, etc.)

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 3

Support access to healthcare, healthy food, parks and community services.

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Objective 3.2

Research emerging issues and develop partnerships to improve access to affordable and healthy food options.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.1

To advance the priorities of Food Security in Nevada, Nevada's Plan for Action, support in-depth research on existing or emerging geographic concentrations of food insecure populations within Clark County.

Lead Organization: Three Square Food Bank
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Three Square publishes annual food insecurity map; Food deserts in Henderson identified in its Local Foods, Local Places planning; City of Henderson's Invest Health grant also addressed food insecurity in Pittman neighborhood
3.2.2

Support and coordinate with organizations working to increase access to healthy food options, including Southern Nevada Health District, including Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Food Council and the School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV, to identify underserved areas that could support healthy food outlets, urban agriculture, community gardens and farmer's markets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; State Agencies ; Three Square Food Bank ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.2.3

Promote healthy food options and ensure Supplemental Nutritional Program (SNAP) benefits are available in areas with concentrations of fast food outlets that also have high food insecurity rates.

Lead Organization: Three Square Food Bank
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    No farmers markets in the state of Nevada accepted SNAP until November 2011— Currently, 6 of the 11 farmers markets accept SNAP and 3 more will later this year; Veggie Buck Truck (Vegas Roots' "pop up" produce truck) sells fresh produce in areas with senior centers and around welfare offices; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) facilitates EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) and SNAP-Ed programs to provide nutrition education in low-income neighborhoods; Other SNAP-Ed implementing agencies include HELP of Southern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank; Together We Can awarded $500k USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant to provide a nutrition incentive match for SNAP benefits redeemed at farmers markets and corner stores, which will help promote/increase healthy food access

Objective 3.3

Prioritize access to parks, trails, open space, recreational facilities, and opportunities for physical exercise.

Sub-Objectives
3.3.6

Provide superior access to the valley's natural environment (Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, Craig Ranch, and other parks) that includes welcome centers accessible to all Southern Nevadans.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 4

Improve neighborhood safety and protect residents from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials.

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Objective 4.3

Protect community members from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination.

Sub-Objectives
4.3.2

Avoid locating new schools, childcare centers and senior housing in proximity to sources of pollution (e.g., truck routes and busy roadways) or near existing businesses that handle toxic materials. Where such uses are located in proximity to sources of air pollution or toxic materials, use building design, construction safeguards and technology techniques to mitigate the negative impacts of hazardous materials and/or air pollution on indoor air quality.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies ; United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 4.4

Prioritize the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites.

Sub-Objectives
4.4.1

Remediate EPA/state/locally-identified brownfield sites to prevent further pollution and to utilize land for other uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.2

Develop area-wide plans and specific implementation strategies for integrating the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites into neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.3

Provide incentives for private sector cooperation to reduce the creation of hazardous wastes, the cleanup of brownfield sites, and the return of land to productive uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Nevada Department of Environmental Protection has funds it can grant for brownfields cleanup (private sector eligible for funds); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several programs that provide grants/loans for brownfield cleanup; Southern Nevada has received EPA assessment and cleanup grants
4.4.4

Establish appropriate measures for long-term environmental protection of previous brownfield sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 5

Promote resource-efficient land use and development practices.

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Objective 5.5

Promote energy efficiency to reduce regional and local energy demand.

Sub-Objectives
5.5.3

Establish a regional Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program to assist commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners' access to affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.5.4

Promote the use of electric vehicles in local and state government fleets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.5.5

Incentivize the construction of electric vehicle charging stations in local government zoning codes by offering parking reductions and other zoning-related incentives.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.5.6

Expand incentive programs to include retrofits for existing commercial and residential structures for both energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.5.7

Develop shared renewable energy and energy-efficient models for higher density neighborhoods and public spaces, such as solar charging stations and NetZero cooling stations.

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

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.6

Increase supply of regionally generated solar energy.

Sub-Objectives
5.6.3

Develop campaign to educate local governments and HOAs on Nevada Revised Statute 278.0208, which prohibits the unreasonable restricting of systems for obtaining solar energy.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.4

Implement a green energy program that allows customers, both commercial and residential, to opt into purchasing clean energy from the local utility providers.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.6.5

Incentivize utility-scale renewable energy projects

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Governor's Office of Energy incentives large-scale solar through its Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Program; Three large-scale projects received tax abatements in Clark County
5.6.7

Promote the adoption of legislation to allow small distributed generation sale of power and point-of-sale regulations to allow homeowners the ability to sell power back to their respective service company.

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

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.7

Develop guidelines for the preservation of view corridors, and protection and restoration of natural resources.

Sub-Objectives
5.7.1

Coordinate conservation and development of natural resources by establishing a regional entity that represents the views of the federal, state, and local agencies involved in these efforts, including private and non-profit agencies.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.7.2

Maintain the publicly available database to showcase the Region's network of park, trails and open space amenities.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada Health District hosts a parks/trail finder tool under the Neon to Nature banner (interactive online map and app); Clark County shares map of parks, trails, open spaces in county; Cities of Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas also publish maps of their parks and trails
5.7.3

Implement the SNRPC Regional Open Space Plan to conserve areas for their value as open spaces and acquire public recreation access to public lands.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.7.4

Incorporate xeriscaping and native/ adaptive landscaping from the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC) plant list into public agency design standards for trails, roadways, and other public rights-of-way.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    The RTC's Complete Streets Policy references xeriscaping and native/adaptive landscaping from the SNRPC plant list.
5.7.5

Create incentives to encourage use of native plant materials in meeting the landscape code through outreach programs for developers, designers, engineers and contractors.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.8

Increase regional solid waste recovery and reduce landfill contributions.

Sub-Objectives
5.8.2

Encourage franchise agreements to pilot and implement a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.8.3

Introduce regional composting pilot program utilizing the EPA-supported best practices for establishing a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN)

Time Frame: Short Term

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.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Planning along with MPO-Engineering will take a lead role for the implementation of this objective.
  • General Management and Finance
    This topic is currently being discussed.
  • 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
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
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.

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

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 2

Connect and enhance bike and pedestrian facilities throughout the region.

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Objective 2.1

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

Sub-Objectives
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.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    This study has been completed.
  • 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
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.

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
3.1.3

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.

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.
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.
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

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
3.3.3

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

Build Capacity for Education Goal 1

Continue to expand public engagement and equitable access to community engagement.

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Objective 1.1

Activate residents and business people in Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan implementation.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.5

Ensure that all demographic sectors are involved in outreach activities.

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

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.2

Innovate and improve public-sector-led public engagement efforts.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Develop and maintain partnerships with communities through formal and informal contact, including community leaders, established business groups, non profits and social service agencies.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.9

Emphasize implementation so that members see this as a Plan that will not just sit on the shelf.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    "Implementation" is a priority talking point for SNS; Implementation in emphasized in presentations and when engaging with media; SNS summit highlights implementation efforts and successes; Implementation Tracking Grapic

Objective 1.3

Ensure Southern Nevada remains a welcoming place for people from diverse backgrounds, future generations and with varying degrees of mobility and independence.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.2

Employ go-to-them public engagement methods to reach a diverse range of residents.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.3

Tailor outreach and engagement methods based on what has worked well in the past, respecting the cultural, linguistic, temporal, and geographic preferences of a community, and the question, action or decision at hand.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.4

Use online methods and interactive tools to facilitate convenient, time-efficient participation.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.9

Develop eligibility criteria for regional implementation money that includes equity considerations.

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

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.4

Build understanding, expertise and leadership in community development.

Sub-Objectives
1.4.1

Seek out community grants for grassroots community organizing efforts to advance Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 5

Proactively seek external funding for plan implementation

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Objective 5.1

Enhance efforts to pursue private and federal funding to increase competitiveness with other states and regions.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.2

Work with organizations such as the Brookings Institute and the Nevada Community Foundation to increase competitiveness for federal funding and prioritize grant seeking at all levels of government.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS partnered with the Nevada Community Foundation, Guinn Center, United Way of Southern Nevada, and State Grants Office to convene a workgroup of grants professionals to develop a strategic framework aimed at increasing the federal grant competitiveness in region; Strategy focuses on improving nonprofit organizational capacities and working to make federal grants a regional priority across sectors; John Hudak, a senior fellow at Brookings, was brought in to address the workgroup and speak to the importance of the federal grants issue
5.1.3

Increase coordination and data sharing with the State's Grant Management Office, as well as designees at each local government.

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

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS staff partnered with Grants Office and other community partners to develop of Federal Grants Strategic Framework; SNS is helping facilitate relationships between Grants Office and organizations/agencies in Southern Nevada; RTC/SNS coorindate regularly with local governments to share data
5.1.4

Tie eligibility criteria for state and federal dollars to the ability for the potential project to meet Regional Plan objectives.

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

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.5

Enhance the accuracy, consistency, and timeliness of data reported to the federal government.

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

Time Frame: Mid Term

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 5

Increase collaboration between the state government, local governments and the region’s higher education institutions to align economic development and education efforts.

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Objective 5.1

Partner with higher education institutions to support economic development.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.1

Pursue a stronger higher education system that includes a UNLV medical school, a tier 1 research institution, and Graduate Medical Education programming, (formal medical education either hospital sponsored or hospitalbased training) following completion of an M.D. or D.O. degree.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    UNLV School of Medicine opened in fall 2017; UNLV actively pursuing Tier 1 designation