Commissioner Praises Collaboration on New Bus Stop Shelter
Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins today applauded the collaboration of local agencies that came together to bring a new bus stop shelter to Cheyenne Avenue next to the North Las Vegas Airport.
"You can't sit back and watch. You have to make things happen in your district," Commissioner Collins said. “Here, another safer bus stop has been done in just a few months.”
“This new bus stop shelter provides a safe and convenient place for riders to wait,” Commissioner Collins added. “I would like to thank the folks from the airport, North Las Vegas, Clark County Public Works and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada for coming together to make this shelter happen.”
The shelter on Cheyenne just east of Decatur Boulevard, is now set back more than five feet from the road on land that was previously inside the boundary of the airport. The County made the land available for the bus shelter. The North Las Vegas Airport is under the County Department of Aviation.
The new shelter is part of the RTC’s continued efforts to enhance safety at bus shelters throughout the valley. A safety study conducted by the RTC determined that the best and most cost-effective way to enhance safety is to move transit shelters at least five feet from the street, whenever feasible. The most recent phase of the RTC’s bus shelter program is funded by $2.3 million from the Federal Transit Administration and provides for the RTC to move back or install 150 new and improved bus stops and 130 benches and trash cans during 2014. Since 2008, the RTC has spent about $15 million on bus stop improvements that include placing bus shelters behind sidewalks.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.