Las Vegas commission to consider light rail plan

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The city’s first light rail line is one of the options under consideration today when the Las Vegas area’s transit agency meets to consider its preferred option for an 8.7-mile transit corridor.

The Maryland Parkway corridor would begin near the Las Vegas airport and run through downtown to the Las Vegas Medical District, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Along with light rail, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will consider bus rapid transit or enhancing the existing bus service, which is currently estimated to carry 9,000 riders daily. Some 35,000 vehicles also travel the corridor.

Cost differences between the three options are significant. A light rail line could cost as much as $750 million; bus rapid transit, with dedicated lanes, could cost $335 million, and an upgrade of the existing bus route 109 could cost $29 million. Funding for the project has not yet been determined.

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