Brookings Mountain West
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Southern Nevada is emerging as the nation’s leader in private sector-driven innovations in transportation technologies. From the humble beginnings of a monorail system serving a portion of major hotel and gaming venues along the Las Vegas Strip, now supplemented by an array of people movers, Southern Nevada continues to attract transit innovations in tunneling, Hyperloop, and driverless vehicle delivery technologies. The region may soon anchor a high-speed rail system connecting Southern Nevada to Los Angeles. The purpose of this briefing paper is to frame the nature of this emerging transportation cluster and the opportunities this creates for Southern Nevada to become the world’s center for innovative transportation technology research, development, and application.
Nevada; Transportation; Innovation; Economic development
Growth and Development | Infrastructure | Public Policy | Technology and Innovation | Tourism and Travel | Transportation | Urban, Community and Regional Planning | Urban Studies and Planning
Nelson, A. C.
The Rise of Southern Nevada as a Cluster for Metropolitan Transit Technology Innovations.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_policybriefs_reports/9
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