Brookings Mountain West
Brookings Mountain West will lead an analysis of selected rail transportation systems in place and under construction throughout the United States, with an emphasis on the development of light rail systems in America's western cities. The implications for developing a light rail system in the Las Vegas Valley, including the impact on traffic congestion, environmental conditions, and the larger metropolitan economy will be explored. In addition, Keolis, a rail and transit operator in the United States and Canada, will be available to discuss the light rail option from a technological perspective. This summit is brought to you by Brookings Mountain West in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and Keolis.
This discussion coincides with the publication of the final draft of theTransportation Investment Business Plan (TIBP) by RTC and its partners. This proposal creates an opportunity to transform the economic landscape of Southern Nevada and reshape the Las Vegas experience for millions of visitors and generations of residents.
Arizona--Phoenix; Brookings Institution; Light rail systems; Local transit; Nevada--Las Vegas; Nevada--Las Vegas Metropolitan Area; Railroads, Local and light
Civil and Environmental Engineering | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Transportation | Transportation Engineering
Lang, R. E.
What Is Light Rail and How Can It Benefit Las Vegas?.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_lectures_events/88
Agenda What Is Light Rail and How Can It Benefit Las Vegas?
Brookings_20160115_WhatIsLight.mp4 (146973 kB)
Part 1: What Is Light Rail and What System Do We Need in the Las Vegas Valley?
Brookings_20160115_WhyBuildLight.mp4 (183625 kB)
Part 2: Why Build Light Rail in the Las Vegas Valley?
Brookings_20160115_LightRailQA.mp4 (156064 kB)
Part 3: Q & A
LangR_Pres_20160115_LearningFromPhx.pptx (2598 kB)
Robert Lang, Learning From Phoenix
Brookings_20160115_LightRailTerm.docx (102 kB)
Light Rail Terminology