Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce More Than $30 Million to Improve Transportation in Washoe, Clark Counties

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto announced that the Regional Transportation Commissions (RTC) covering Washoe and Clark Counties were awarded more than $30 million from the Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program with funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which both senators helped pass. The RTC of Washoe County was awarded $25 million to reconstruct 3.7 miles of roadway to improve safety and efficiency at Lemmon Drive. The RTC of Southern Nevada was awarded $5.8 million to fund the planning and development of a 17-mile high-capacity transit line along Charleston Boulevard.

“Making sure that Nevadans have safe, accessible, and reliable roads is crucial for our communities and local economy,” said Senator Rosen. “The millions in new funding we are announcing today from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will improve transportation infrastructure for communities in both northern and southern Nevada, helping bring in more visitors and strengthening these local economies.”

“Nevadans deserve a safe and reliable transportation network, and this federal funding I fought for will improve our roads and make it easier for Nevada families to get to work and school,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ll always work to deliver the funding Nevada needs to improve our transportation options and keep our communities safe.”

Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have been working tirelessly to ensure Nevada gets its fair share of federal infrastructure money. Since the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have helped secure more than $1.7 billion in funding to support over 70 different projects in Nevada. Last year, they announced that Nevada would receive $45 million through the law to repair and modernize dozens of bridges across the state, many that were considered to be in “poor condition.” They also secured $93.8 million in Community Project Funding to support 52 Nevada programs and construction projects throughout the state.