Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

1-15-2016

Streaming Media

Additional Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Arizona--Phoenix; Brookings Institution; Light rail systems; Local transit; Nevada--Las Vegas; Nevada--Las Vegas Metropolitan Area; Railroads, Local and light

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Transportation | Transportation Engineering

Language

English

Comments

This special event, a summit entitled, "What is Light Rail and How Can it Benefit Las Vegas?," was sponsored by Brookings Mountain West in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and Keolis. It was held in Greenspun Hall on the UNLV campus on January 15, 2016.

The two streaming videos are:

"Why Build Light Rail in the Las Vegas Valley?" presented by Robert Lang, Executive Director, Brookings Mountain West

"What Is Light Rail and What Systems Do We Need in the Las Vegas Valley?" presented by Robert Lang, Executive Director, Brookings Mountain West

Associated files available for download are:

Agenda, "What is Light Rail and How Can it Benefit Las Vegas?"

"Learning From Phoenix," a powerpoint presentation by Robert Lang, Executive Director, Brookings Mountain West

"Light Rail Terminology," a glossary of rail transportation terms

Downloadable video files:

"Why Build Light Rail in the Las Vegas Valley," Robert Lang, Executive Director, Brookings Mountain West

"What Is Light Rail and What Systems Do We Need in the Las Vegas Valley?" presented by Robert Lang, Executive Director, Brookings Mountain West

"Light Rail Q & A"

Other associated files:

"What Is Light Rail and What System Do We Need in the Las Vegas Valley" Prezi by Robert Lang: https://prezi.com/nu8c3cvlviqu/brookings-mountain-west/

Brookings_20160115_WhatIsLightAgenda.pdf (247 kB)
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


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