NDOT Looking For Public Input About Rural Transit

Topics Include Things Like Rural Community Needs For Public Transportation

June 12, 2018 - 3:45 pm

CARSON CITY, NV (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation is hosting community workshops to gather public input on rural transit services and needs. NDOT is updating the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan for rural Nevada. The plan assesses existing transit services and future needs to help guide transit prioritization and identify strategies to meet future transit needs across the state.

Community workshops will be hosted to gather input on challenges and unmet passenger transportation needs in rural Nevada. Topics will include rural community needs for public transportation to work, medical appointments, entertainment and other venues. Public, private and non-profit transportation providers, human service agencies and citizens needing public transportation are encouraged to attend to learn more about the plan and share feedback about local and regional access to transit resources.

Monday, June 18
Rural Clark County
Boulder City Parks Multipurpose Building,
1204 6th Street, Boulder, Nevada 89005
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19
Nye and Rural Clark County
Clark County Regional Government Center
101 Civic Center Way
Boulder, Nevada 89209
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Nye Communities Coalition Building (Large Room)
10120 E. Wilson Road
Pahrump, Nevada 89048
Wednesday, June 20

Esmeralda and Nye Counties
Tonopah Convention Center
301 Brougher Avenue
Tonopah, Nevada 89049
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional workshops will also be held in other communities across the state. Feedback can also be submitted through an online survey at surveymonkey.com/r/NVtransportation or surveymonkey.com/r/NVtransportationSpanish or by contacting NDOT multi-modal transportation planner Matt Bradley at (775) 888-7466. More information is available at nevadadot.com by selecting the “Public Transit” link under “Mobility.” Each year, NDOT utilizes nearly $10 million in Federal Transit Administration funds to support local transit. The vehicles operate throughout Nevada, offering over five million rides annually for the disabled, the elderly, and those needing a ride to employment, medical treatment and more.