Rosen Applauds Nearly $3.5 Million in Funding to Increase Nevada Transportation Efficiency and Safety

Funding Was Secured Through The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Which Senator Rosen Helped Write And Pass

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded the news that two Nevada projects will receive nearly $3.5 million in SMART grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help improve road safety and efficiency in the Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe areas. These funds come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Senator Rosen helped write and pass.

“Making sure Nevadans have accessible and reliable roadways is crucial to the safety and success of our communities, businesses, and local economies,” said Senator Rosen. “That’s why I’m glad to have helped secure this funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve traffic efficiency and road safety in Nevada.” 

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will receive $2,000,000 to install high-tech cameras and sensors along busy intersections to help emergency vehicles avoid delays, monitor traffic patterns, and improve safety. The Tahoe Transportation District will receive $1,489,000 to develop a digital system to help control traffic flow during peak tourism seasons, analyze travel behavior, and connect visitors with public transportation options.

Senator Rosen has worked tirelessly to ensure Nevada gets its fair share of federal infrastructure money. As one of the authors of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, she made sure Nevada had a seat at the table and got federal funding for infrastructure projects. Thanks to the law, she secured $31 million for terminal improvements at Harry Reid International Airport and steered $45 million to improve state bridges as part of more than $1.2 billion for Nevada roads, bridges, roadway safety, and major projects.