The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Records (1995-2004) contain specifications, reports, publications, and studies pertaining to the development, planning, and usage of public transit systems in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada.
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The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Records (1995-2004) contain specifications, reports, publications, and studies pertaining to the development, planning, and usage of public transit systems in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. These materials contain research related to the Las Vegas Valley's transportation efficiency and the quality of life of its users. Types of materials include reports on Southern Nevada demographics, traffic information, transportation environmental impact reports, engineer drawings for public construction works, and plans for developing streets and highways.
Founded in 1965, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada is a government agency that maintains and provides public mass transit throughout Southern Nevada, with a focus on the Las Vegas Valley. Originally named the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Southern Nevada, the agency was renamed in 1981 to its current name. The agency creates transit plans and programs to meet federal air quality standards, improve transportation efficiency, and meet the demands of Southern Nevada’s changing demographics by adjusting public transit routes, coordinating bicycle and pedestrian paths, and holding public planning meetings to discuss changes. The RTC also manages fund distribution related to regional street and highway construction, as well as county sales taxes designated for transportation.
“About the RTC.” Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. 2019. Accessed November 14, 2019. https://www.rtcsnv.com/about/about-the-rtc
Materials are arranged chronologically.
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Records, 1995-2004. MS-00991. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada; accession number 2019-124.
In 2019, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Jimmy Chang rehoused and arranged the materials, wrote the finding aid and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.