Getting Ready for the Future, Working Together,
Regional Strategy and Investments, Informed by Data and Collaboration.
- RTC’s 2018 Call for Projects
- RTC invites member agencies in the Clark County region to submit applications for approximately $9.1 million in federal Transportation funds. Projects will be selected by the RTC Board through the regional project selection process. These funds require a minimum of 13.5% local match and project applications are due to RTC on Friday, July 25, 2014.
- 2013 Monitoring Report Indicates Travel Times on the Rise
- The RTC Board endorsed the Congestion Management Process 2013 Monitoring Report at their July 1, 2014 meeting. This report describes transportation conditions in the region at the street corridor level, including an assessment of traffic volumes, capacity, speeds, occupancy, safety, trucks, and transit. Report findings indicate improving conditions on regional corridors with recent advanced traffic signal system enhancements, while several corridors need major improvements to increase capacity. Download the complete report.
- Demographic Report: County Population Diversifying with Steady Growth
- Demographers looking at national population data have identified three major trends of note – the population is growing; the population is aging; and the population is becoming more diverse. Theses national trends are playing out here in Clark County as well. To provide a foundation for the update to the Regional Transportation Plan, RTC has published a demographic profile for Clark County.
- Smart Transportation Operations in the Region
- The VAST Program, managed by RTC since 2001, is one of the agency’s ongoing programs. VAST program activities include regional collaboration on TSMO and on ITS. TSMO strategies focus on lower cost operational projects that are regionally coordinated and better utilize existing transportation facilities without expanding roadway capacity. Operational projects include a wide range of strategies such as traveler information, freeway management, arterial management, coordinated incident management, and transit signal priority. ITS is the communications, technology, and associated infrastructure required to execute transportation operations.
- Clark County RTP: 2014 Update Underway
- RTC is beginning a 2014 update to the Regional Transportation Plan for Clark County. The RTP is the principal long-range, 20-year, plan for the County’s regional transportation system that requires update at least every four years. After discussions on the scope of the RTP update with the RTC Board, planning partners and stakeholders, initial steps in the updating process are now underway. These first steps include consideration of RTP guiding policies, demographic forecast and socio-economic trends. During the course of the 2014 RTP update, RTC will use this website to report on our progress and to seek comments and input.
- TIB 2014 Call for Projects
- The Transportation Improvement Board has announced their 2014 Call for Projects (FY 2016). Eligible agencies include cities, towns, and counties with federal urban area. Grant funding is available for urban and rural arterial and sidewalk improvements. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, August 22, 2014. Grant information and applications are available online.
- Study Underway for Small Fixes to I-205
- At the May RTC Board meeting, RTC staff provided an update regarding an ongoing study of short-term, low-cost upgrades to address bottlenecks and traffic safety and several key interchange merging areas along I-205. The goal of the study is to create an action plan for low-cost improvements to be implemented on a case-by-case (funding available) basis prior to major interchange and freeway widening improvements identified in the I-205 corridor long-term plan. Low cost strategies that are being evaluated include: re-striping merging lanes, lengthening merging lanes, and construction of ramp meters. The study will test the effectiveness of each of these types of measures and will present a final list of project recommendations to the Board by year-end 2014.
- Growing number of Clark County residents are telecommuting
- Twenty years ago, conventional wisdom was that the number of telecommuters would inevitably expand, thus curbing commutes and helping employees accommodate family demands. Yet many employers continue to approach telecommuting with wariness. According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report, 39 percent of employees surveyed reported spending at least some time working remotely. The number of Clark County residents telecommuting has grown by nearly 38 percent, but remains a mere sliver of the workforce, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. In 2005, 4.9 percent of Clark County workers worked from home, including those who were self-employed. In 2012, that figure grew to 6.6 percent.