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Connecting to the Las Vegas Medical District may soon be easier, thanks to a $5.3 million Department of Transportation (DOT) grant recently awarded to the city of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant funding will support Southern Nevada’s advancements in autonomous vehicle utilization and fund the GoMed project, which will connect passengers from Downtown Las Vegas to the Las Vegas Medical District.
According to U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Southern Nevada has demonstrated the potential of innovative technology to positively impact our communities and improve Nevadans’ way of life. “The RTC of Southern Nevada and the city of Las Vegas are advancing the use of automated technology to enhance services, improve public transportation and meet the needs of Southern Nevadans. The GoMed project will take us a step further by making it easier for Nevadans to reach their doctors and health care facilities.”
“We are thrilled to be a recipient of this forward-thinking grant that will help accelerate mobility and advanced technology in Southern Nevada,” said RTC General Manager Tina Quigley. “We embrace innovative technologies that enhance safety and the quality of life for our residents. This project will provide us with data to better connect our residents to employment, education, healthcare and other vital services. This is a remarkable opportunity for the RTC and the city of Las Vegas to continue our momentum of building the foundation for a smart community.”
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