The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) started developing new transportation-related solutions to help meet the needs of our growing community and launched On Board as a comprehensive mobility plan for Southern Nevada. With substantial community and stakeholder input, the visionary plan will identify how enhancements to the current bus system, new high capacity transit services and emerging transportation technologies can improve future mobility and accessibility for our residents and visitors.
We now need you to tell us which strategies and services are most important to you.
In order to be eligible to enter the Vegas Golden Knights ticket giveaway, you must follow these steps:
Step 1: On a scale of one being low, and five being high, tell us how important each On Board strategy is to you. For more information on each strategy and the overall plan, visit our About On Board page.
Step 2: Complete ALL of the information fields below.
All users that wish to enter the ticket giveaway must fill out ALL contact information fields.
High Capacity Transit (HCT) provides faster, more frequent and convenient service for passengers on high demand routes. HCT includes Light Rail (LRT), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which is light rail-like service provided with buses, and Rapid Bus, which consists of a mix of transit measures. HCT also generates economic development for the region and along the corridors where it operates. On Board could build approximately 200 miles of HCT in Southern Nevada on 18 different routes over 10-20 years.
As Southern Nevada continues to grow, there will be a need for more robust transit services. On Board seeks to increase service in the region in line with this growth and expand service to new areas, with service tailored to match local needs and demands. This will mean frequent service for longer hours in many areas, as well as new approaches such as on-demand services and partnerships with companies like Uber and Lyft.
On Board’s goal is to expand transit service so that 75% of the region’s residents are within a ½ mile of bus service, and 100% of the region will have access to some type of public transportation service.
On Board emphasizes safety and security as core values for RTC’s operations and planning. The plan calls for additional lighting, shelters, and other safety features for pedestrians and transit users and increases the overall presence of security personnel. On Board also recommends implementing active monitoring of cameras on buses and at stops, and developing intelligent systems to reduce potential security incidents. The plan will also identify car crash hot spots and look for ways to reduce them.
On Board will make it easier and safer to walk and ride bikes in Southern Nevada. The plan recommends building “Complete Streets” that meet the needs of all types of travelers including people who walk, ride bikes, take the bus, and drive. On Board will provide features like shade, landscaping, and seating to make trips more comfortable. The plan also includes the creation of mobility hubs, or centers to combine several transportation options and provide a neighborhood gathering space for commercial and residential life.
While the RTC currently provides services targeted to seniors, veterans and people with disabilities, On Board will go beyond existing programs to expand transportation services to more areas so they can serve more people. Recommendations include expanding service areas, more on-demand options and new technologies to make it easier to plan, book and pay for trips.
On Board will improve connections to major regional destinations including McCarran International Airport as well as large job centers and event venues. These routes will be designed to connect residents and visitors directly to important locations using a combination of express bus routes, commuter services, and game day/event shuttles.
Over 30% of the region’s jobs are along the “Resort Corridor.” A large proportion of employees who work at the resorts must enter and exit through “back-of-house” entrances that are not well served by transit. On Board will develop routes and public transit services that operate directly to and from the Resort Corridor, with short waits and convenient and reliable service to employee entrances.
As technology changes transportation, RTC will seek out the most promising innovations to help move Southern Nevada. On Board projects will make it easier to plan, book and pay for trips including options like real-time bus arrival information and expanded smart phone programs to pay for and plan trips on transit, rideshare, bikeshare, and other new services. On Board also proposes expanding our use of clean fuel technologies, including a public electric vehicle charging network, and transitioning RTC’s buses to an all-electric transit fleet.