Nevada’s economy has shown encouraging signs of progress. At a gradual rate, new businesses are starting up and jobs are being created. However, if we are to ramp up progress and take strides towards developing a modern economy in our state, then we must have a modern infrastructure that enables commercial growth. Businesses depend on Nevada roads, bridges, and rail systems, all of which require improvements and updates. Boulder City has a bright future ahead and I am committed to improving transportation infrastructure in Southern Nevada to ensure a new era of local economic growth is made possible.
Boulder City is home to one of the most dynamic tourist attractions in the country- the Hoover Dam- and travelers from around the world are intent on experiencing all that Boulder City has to offer. I am determined to make sure Boulder City is capable of being open for business. Just last month I met with Tina Quigley, the General Manager of RTC of Southern Nevada and NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon to discuss plans for several forthcoming projects that will go towards strengthening transportation in Southern Nevada, and in particular, Boulder City.
Our discussion focused primarily on developing high-speed rail in Southern Nevada and planning for the next phase of construction on the 15 mile bypass around the Boulder City area. I believe strongly that we should increase our investment into high speed rail systems. By linking Southern Nevada with Southern California, and with other regional metropolitan areas, Nevada communities like Boulder City and others are bound to benefit from increased visitation and commerce. The same can be said for Boulder City once the new bypass is completed. I have been working hard with both RTC of Southern Nevada and NDOT to make sure they have the appropriate resources to make progress on these important developments.
We need to complement the development in Southern Nevada with a transportation infrastructure that meets the needs of our residents. I will continue to work hard to make sure Nevadans and small businesses in our state have transit options to conduct business and travel with efficiency and speed.
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