RTC Expects to Receive More Than $150 Million in New Funding Over the Next Five Years to Improve Roadways and Transit
LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), one of the co-authors of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, toured the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s Sunset Maintenance Facility with RTC Vice Chairman and Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones to see firsthand how the recently enacted infrastructure package will directly benefit local public transit. One week ago today, Senator Rosen was at the White House as President Biden signed this historic infrastructure package into law.
According to Commissioner Jones, the RTC will receive more than $150 million in new funding over the next five years to improve roadways and transit through projects that support safety, equity, modernization, and climate action. The RTC oversees public transportation, traffic management, roadway design and construction funding, transportation planning and regional planning efforts across Southern Nevada. The RTC plans to operate a 100% zero-emission transit fleet by 2035, and the Sunset Maintenance Facility services hundreds of transit vehicles for the region.
“I made a promise in the Senate to work across party lines and make major investments in rebuilding our communities in partnership with local stakeholders like RTC, and I’m thrilled to report that we’ve delivered,” said Senator Rosen. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a game-changer for fixing our roadways and modernizing our public transit in Southern Nevada, and we’re going to create good-paying union jobs and a clean energy future in the process. This new law will make a tangible, meaningful difference for Nevadans, speeding up commute times and improving quality of life for hardworking families.”
“Thanks to President Biden and Nevada’s federal delegation, we finally have a truly transformative piece of legislation that will benefit each and every member of our community,” said Commissioner Jones. “The IIJA will help ensure that the RTC continues to build and maintain transportation infrastructure that reflects the needs of the community and contributes to the economic vibrancy of the region. While we work with other local and state entities to ensure coordination and collaboration on key regional transportation projects, we are also asking Southern Nevadans for input to ensure our priorities are in sync with those who call our community home.”
The On Board plan serves as a roadmap for transportation improvements across the region. From now through January 20, the community can provide feedback on the On Board vision at OnBoardSNV.com.
Senator Rosen was “one of the architects of the legislation” as part of the bipartisan group that negotiated and drafted the final $1.2 trillion infrastructure package and helped write key airport and broadband sections of the bill as she worked to secure critical wins for Nevada. The final infrastructure package also includes the text of three of Senator Rosen’s bills: the Middle Mile Broadband Deployment Act, the TOURISM Act, and the Cyber Sense Act. Senator Rosen joined senators of both parties in voting to pass the landmark infrastructure package in August.