Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Historic $149 Million For Maryland Parkway Transit Project They Secured Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Maryland Parkway Corridor Is Home To 90,000 Nevada Families and Supports 80,000 Jobs

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced a grant award of $149 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s (RTC) Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit project – the largest individual USDOT transit investment the RTC has ever received. This funding the senators secured was included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that both senators helped pass, and will improve transportation efficiency, enhance safety, and upgrade and expand bus service along the corridor.

“I helped write and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to deliver key investments to improve Nevada’s transportation systems and boost our economy,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have helped secure $149 million for the Maryland Parkway transit project to increase the frequency and safety of public transit, purchase new clean energy powered buses, and create good-paying jobs. I’ll continue advocating for Nevada to receive its fair share of federal funding.”

“The Maryland Parkway corridor plays a key role in driving Southern Nevada’s economy, from moving our workers to supporting small businesses, and I’m proud to have advocated for this funding,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “This grant will help RTC purchase cleaner buses, be more efficient, shorten wait times, and improve road safety for transit riders, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. I will keep working to strengthen our economy, revitalize our infrastructure, and keep Nevadans safe.”

“We are incredibly appreciative to our federal delegation in helping us to secure this FTA grant that will help transform Maryland Parkway for the benefit of everyone in the region,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC CEO. “As a vital corridor for the Las Vegas Valley, this project extends more than 13 miles and includes many major destinations and employment centers, including the Harry Reid International Airport, UNLV, Boulevard Mall, Sunrise Hospital, and Las Vegas Medical District, better connecting residents to jobs, education, medical services, shopping and neighborhood services.” 

Maryland Parkway corridor is home to 90,000 Nevada families, and it supports 80,000 jobs while carrying approximately 9,000 transit riders and 35,000 vehicles daily. RTC’s Maryland Parkway Bus Rapid Transit project will expand transit service along Maryland Parkway, including enhanced transit stations, shared bus-bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and improvements to lighting and landscaping.

Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto worked to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create good-paying jobs, upgrade infrastructure such as roads and broadband in Nevada, and update schools across the country. Both Senators have already successfully secured more than $10 million in funding to support RTC’s project planning and cleaner bus technology along Maryland Parkway.