LAS VEGAS – In an effort to make roads safer, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will get a significant amount of money.
The RTC was awarded $1.68 million under the Safe Streets for All grant program of the Federal Highway Administration to design an action plan.
The funds will allow the RTC to collaborate with local governments, safety experts, and the community to enhance safety throughout Southern Nevada.
The RTC, in collaboration with the Nevada Department of Transportation, Clark County, and the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and Mesquite, will use the award to create safety solutions in crash-prone areas.
The objective is to reduce major vehicle crashes in Clark County, which had 128 traffic fatalities in 2012, by identifying and addressing the most significant safety variables, such as speed, route width, and illumination.
Clark County Commissioner and RTC Vice Chairman Justin Jones commented, “The RTC is tremendously appreciative of this federal assistance, which aims to promote safe streets for everyone.”
In addition to collecting and analyzing data, researching national best practices, and conducting technical evaluations, the RTC and its partners will conduct an engagement initiative to collect the perspectives of persons who walk, cycle, drive, and use public transportation.
The completion of the action plan is anticipated to take between 18 and 24 months and will involve a comprehensive analysis of the impacts on roadway safety.
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