UNLV and the RTC will begin construction March 11 on a $3.5 million transit center on the southeast side of campus near University Road and Maryland Parkway.
Lot U will be closed during construction and faculty/staff parking has been relocated south of the construction area. Metered parking will return in Fall 2013 when the center opens.
The transit center — part of UNLV’s campus master plan — is a partnership between UNLV, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCSN) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The $3.5 million transit project is funded entirely by the RTCSN and the FTA, and the RTC will fund and manage ongoing operations and maintenance of the facility. The transit center is a multi-modal facility, meaning it will support facilities, services and connectivity for public transit, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
The transit center is intended to provide a connection between the RTC’s public transportation system and any future on-campus services. The Centennial Express route will initially serve the transit center, allowing passengers to travel to the Bonneville Transit Center where they can transfer to other lines that essentially reach all corners of the Las Vegas Valley.
UNLV’s campus master plan calls for several enhancements to improve transit service and connectivity for students, faculty, staff and visitors. UNLV officials are working with the RTCSN to consider future phase enhancements to the transit center that will improve mobility and transit service in and around UNLV.
More info is available on the UNLV Masterplan website