Recovery Act funding created jobs, made project possible
March 30, 2010
Las Vegas, NV– Nevada Senator Harry Reid today joined RTC General Manager Jacob Snow, RTC Board President and County Commissioner Larry Brown, members of Nevada’s congressional delegation, and state and local leaders for the opening of the RTC Centennial Hills Transit Center, a project that is 70 percent funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the first of four RTC projects to be completed thanks to the Recovery Act.
The newly-built Park & Ride offers ACExpress rapid, non-stop transit service to Downtown Las Vegas. The high-speed bus service soon will travel from Centennial Hills to UNLV in 60 minutes and provide an environmentally-friendly alternative to public vehicle transportation. In the near future, these diesel hybrid electric vehicles will run along Boulder Highway and Sahara Avenue.
“The Centennial Hills Transit Center is exactly the type of reinvestment project we anticipated when we passed the Recovery Act last year,” said Reid. “In addition to putting Nevadans to work on the construction of the transit center, this rapid transit line provides residents with an environmentally friendly option for getting around the valley, whether they’re going to work, school, or enjoying one of the many attractions in Las Vegas. We’re helping the local economy improve by making it easier and efficient for residents to get from point A to point B.”
“The ACExpress C-Line is ideal for commuters and students because it’s faster than traditional transit,” explained RTC General Manager Jacob Snow. “It is truly a hybrid system. It has the speed of a light rail line and the flexibility of a bus. Commuters will find it is an ideal way to travel from the northwest part of the valley to Downtown."
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