Objectives tagged with "University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)"

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 1

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

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Objective 1.2

Determine future needs for employment lands.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Conduct and publicize a regional inventory of available commercial and industrial land and facilities.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of North Las Vegas (CNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    LVGEA Industrial Building Survey (2014); LVGEA Employment Lands report (2016); LVGEA attempted to compile a regional inventory of available land, but found it too difficult to regularly update
1.2.2

Work with local governments to bolster longer-term economic growth and development by designating employment lands for future industries, while mitigating the pressure to respond to short-term development demand for residential development.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

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
1.3.2

Encourage quality housing and transit near existing medical facilities, schools and training programs to increase access to local medical providers and provide opportunities for residency programs in order to get doctors to stay in the region.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • As the County updates its various comprehensive plan elements, goals and policies will be added to address this objective.
1.3.3

Identify how and where medical and educational institutions can be integrated into mixed-use developments in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods to stimulate economic vitality while offering needed services.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • As the County updates its various land use plans, it will look for opportunities to implement its "Activity Center" concept which will reinforce the concept of mixed use developments.
1.3.4

Provide housing options for healthcare workers near their place of employment that integrate parks, trails, and active transportation infrastructure.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 2

Ensure that Southern Nevada offers a range of place types to attract and retain future workers, visitors, businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Objective 2.1

Develop strategies and make targeted investments to encourage infill redevelopment and property rehabilitation.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Implement the four Opportunity Site strategies: Maryland Parkway, Boulder Highway at Broadbent/Gibson, Downtown North Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Medical District and create and encourage the use of an infill and revitalization action plan for areas with similar characteristics to the four Opportunity Site strategies that identifies barriers to mixed-use development and suggests tools to overcome them.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    Has been charged with getting up to speed on "Smart Cities," incorporating new technologies.
  • Transit Planning
    -Service has been expanded on the weekends for Route 212 which passes through Boulder Highway.
    -Enhancements to Route 113 traveling through North Las Vegas have provided a boost in service running every 15 minutes.
    -Route 210 going through Lake Mead Boulevard has also seen a boost in service.
    -In general, efforts are made by the department to increase frequency wherever possible.
    -Most stops have been upgraded in North Las Vegas.
2.1.3

Make targeted enhancements in key infill areas to enhance walkability and connectivity to existing and new recreational, commercial and transportation options.

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

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.1.5

Develop and build upon existing programs to promote reinvestment in business districts through sweat equity and volunteerism to create gathering spaces, improve safety, and stabilize neighborhoods.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 2.2

Develop and expand community-based economic development and reinvestment to support vibrant, transit-supported mixed-use districts throughout the Region.

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

Identify placemaking improvements, regulatory changes and design standards to increase customer draw in areas with a unique flair (arts, antiques, international appeal, family-oriented, etc.).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 1

Stabilize and strengthen existing neighborhoods through placemaking improvements.

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Objective 1.1

Increase neighborhood engagement

Sub-Objectives
1.1.1

Working with local jurisdiction code enforcement and outreach coordinators, develop neighborhood outreach plans to address community issues and provide resources for homeowner investments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 1.3

Initiate redevelopment activities along transit corridors that enhance ridership, promote livability, and develop community character.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

Identify and fund infrastructure investments that enable and support increased housing and employment density along key transit corridors, such as those described in the Regional Plan.

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

Time Frame: Long Term

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
2.4.6

Pursue grants and other sources of funding such as HOME Investment Partnership funds to rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership, including performing energy upgrades on homes to meet local codes and home energy rating improvements.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    City of Henderson received Low-Income Housing Trust funds and Welfare Set-Aside funds from the NV Housing Div to provide affordable housing units (2017); City of Henderson using HUD HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Housing Development Organization. and HOME State funds to provide loan to Habitat For Humanity to build affordable housing units (2017); HOME Investment Partnership funds used to fund affordable properties throughout Southern Nevada; Nevada HAND utilized HOME, CDGB, and LIHTC for Boulder Pines affordable development

Objective 2.5

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

Sub-Objectives
2.5.1

Support the findings of the Regional Analysis of Impediments through continued engagement of housing and planning stakeholders and outreach with homeowner associations, multi-family property owners and residents to provide information on the Fair Housing Act, ADA, and rights of residents. (A Regional Analysis of Impediments is a housing analysis that assesses barriers to fair housing choice.)

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 3

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

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Objective 3.1

Developing new partnerships to enhance access to healthcare and community services.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.3

Work with the healthcare industry to promote community wellness, and become partners with municipalities to build "healthy communities" like those championed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.4

Partner with organizations that are promoting wellness programs and working to reduce obesity and childhood obesity.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
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
    COH received Invest Health Grant to provide resources, such as healthy food options, to at-risk residents; Partners for a Healthy Nevada (PHN) is Southern Nevada’s official obesity prevention coalition; niversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE), Green Our Planet, Create A Change Now, and the American Heart Association have school garden/wellness programs or work closely with school wellness coordinators; Southern Nevada Health District is developing tools/resources for school wellness coordinators to support implementation of the CCSD student wellness regulation; Clark County's obesity rates are lower than national average

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
3.3.4

Promote a development pattern that provides direct pedestrian-friendly connections to parks and open space between low-income, at-risk or underserved communities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: National Parks Service (NPS) ; 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)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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 4.2

Develop policies to promote environmental health of housing.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Educate property owners pursuing new developments and home renovations about the benefits of using low or non-toxic materials such as low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint and carpet, and other strategies to improve indoor air quality. Create healthy building material checklists and fact sheets that can be provided to property owners and contractors when applying for building permits.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.2

Encourage new development to incorporate project design features and guidance for building orientation to create areas for community interaction, maximize solar access, provide passive solar heating during cool seasons, and minimize heat gains during hot periods.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.3

Partner with Nevada Healthy Homes Partnership, EnergyFit Nevada, UNLV, state/county agencies, and EPA to provide education and technical assistance to improve health and comfort, especially to reduce mold and lead hazards and increase air quality standards in residential, office and commercial land uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.4

Partner with EnergyFit Nevada and the Asthma Coalition to promote education on asthma, allergy and other breathing disorder triggers caused by pollutants in homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 5

Promote resource-efficient land use and development practices.

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Objective 5.1

Promote sustainability in housing in the region to ensure a durable housing supply that will reduce housing costs for homeowners and renters.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.11

Collaborate with subject matter experts and advocacy groups to foster sustainable communities and exhibit leadership in sustainable practices.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.2

Minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources to reduce emissions and improve air quality to meet or exceed national ambient air quality standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sub-Objectives
5.2.5

Support transit and land-use improvements and amenities that make walking and biking short distances viable, to further reduce carbon emissions.

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

Time Frame: Mid 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
1.1.2

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.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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
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.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    NEPA expected to be completed and released by end of 2017
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.
  • 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.
  • Transit Planning
    Currently identified in the High Capacity Transit Plan.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC's "On Board" plan will identify potential high capacity transit lines
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.
  • Transit Amenities
    Shelters have been installed at every location where the Right of Way (ROW) easement is available.
  • 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
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.
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Mobility training, path of travel, and feedback from users is conducted to better document the path of travel.
  • Transit Amenities
    Involved with the design of the complete streets concept and most have been very receptive.

Objective 1.3

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

Sub-Objectives
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
2.1.6

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.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    The department is working on an updated bike/pedestrian plan with school walk audits.
  • 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

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 3

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

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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
3.2.5

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.

Build Capacity for Education Goal 1

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

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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

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 2

Work closely with member agencies and the RTC of SoNV to prioritize regional planning and enhance collaboration.

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Objective 2.5

Work with State legislators and UNLV to heighten the role of planning and communicate the benefits of working regionally.

Sub-Objectives
2.5.1

Pursue an accredited planning program at UNLV.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 4

Develop local funding strategies to implement items with fiscal impacts

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Objective 4.3

Develop funding sources for grants and matching dollars.

Sub-Objectives
4.3.1

Work with local partners to create funding sources for Opportunity Site evaluation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC exploring funding for high capacity transit (HCT) along Maryland Parkway corridor; SNS staff exploring funding for potential eTOD along Maryland Parkway; Boulder Highway being studied by RTC; SNS helped City of North Las Vegas apply for Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) grant; SNS helped Clark County apply for brownfield grants

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