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Free Donut for Riding the Bus Thursday Morning

Free Donut for Riding the Bus Thursday Morning

 

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is dangling a free donut to encourage people to ride mass transit Thursday.

The RTC is encouraging valley residents to save money and ride transit on the sixth annual National Dump the Pump Day. Park your vehicle at any of the RTC Park & Ride locations throughout southern Nevada or simply walk up to a transit stop and take transit to your destination, saving you money.

Visit any of the park and ride locations below between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., receive a free Krispy Kreme donut (while supplies last) and learn more about transportation alternatives from the RTC’s Club Ride Commuter Services Program.

Parking is free and spaces are available on a first come, first-serve basis.  Additional park and ride locations can be found at rtcsnv.com, including:

Some Disruption Possible from Summerlin Parkway Repairs

Some Disruption Possible from Summerlin Parkway Repairs

Minor roadwork on two Summerlin Parkway off-ramps could cause traffic disruptions Sunday morning.

From 7 to 11 a.m., the city of Las Vegas will be completing pothole repairs on the Summerlin Parkway off-ramps at Anasazi and Town Center, along with some repairs in the westbound lane near the Anasazi interchange.  The work is being done in the early morning hours on a Sunday to minimize impact to area travel. There will be a rolling work zone as the crew makes repairs, and motorists are urged to exercise caution if driving in the area while the work is in progress.

City of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance personnel are performing the work.  Funding for this maintenance activity is from the city of Las Vegas.

Construction to Restrict Travel on Sahara

Construction to Restrict Travel on Sahara

Drivers who regularly use Sahara Avenue should prepare for delays this week.

Work on the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada’s Sahara Express rapid transit project will result in travel lane restrictions on Sahara Avenue between Rainbow Boulevard and Decatur Boulevard as early as Thursday morning.

Road work will occur during the day and at night. Day work will occur from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and night work will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Friday.

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

Median Island Beautification Project Completed on Rampart

The City of Las Vegas celebrated Wednesday the completion of a $100,000 median island beautification project on Rampart Boulevard at Del Webb Boulevard.

The work included rock-scaping, boulder placement and installation of metal sculptures. City of Las Vegas employee and welder Michael Dunn created the 24 metal sculptures of cacti and other plants that are featured on the six islands. The cumulative length of the islands is nearly 1.5 miles, and the total surface area improved is just more than 100,000 square feet. Approximately 700 tons of landscape rock and 165 boulders weighing a total of 42 tons were installed.

Funding came from unallocated 1-percent room tax receipts. All work, except boulder placement, was completed by city of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance staff.

Lane Closures This Weekend on Rainbow for Construction

Lane Closures This Weekend on Rainbow for Construction

As many as half the traffic lanes on Rainbow Boulevard will close between Alta Drive and Washington Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday while work continues on a pedestrian undercrossing.

Lane closures will be required while a 50-foot wide trench is excavated through Rainbow Boulevard north of Westcliff Drive, and for major work on a pedestrian undercrossing of Rainbow. When completed, the arch will be 200 feet long, 16 feet wide and 12 feet high at the center, allowing ample space for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross Rainbow Boulevard below the roadway. Access to U.S. 95 on- and off-ramps will not be impeded, but motorists should expect traffic delays as a result of the lane restrictions. 

Similar lane restrictions will be in place the weekends of April 1-4, 8-11 and 15-18, from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, as the work progresses across Rainbow from east to west.