Las Vegas: Still Time to Comment on Light Rail vs. Rapid Bus on Maryland Parkway Project

Just under two weeks remain for the public to weigh in on proposals for a high-capacity transit project along Maryland Parkway.

The project could bring a long discussed but never realized light rail connecting McCarran International Airport to Downtown Las Vegas. But two less flashy options are also on the table. One is a proposal to build what’s called a “bus rapid transit” route, which would include a dedicated lane for buses, similar to what exists along part of Sahara Avenue. The least expensive option calls for simply enhancing the existing bus route, Route 109, without any major infrastructure changes.