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September 26, 2017

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RTC looking for ways to make bus stops safer

The Regional Transportation Commission of Clark County met Thursday morning.

The issue: The board received a report with a list of strategies to make bus stops safer for people waiting at the stops. The study, initially conducted in 2009, was ordered to be upgraded after a Sept. 13 accident that killed four people and injured eight.

Since 2007, five people have died in transit-stop accidents, and consultant Sam Tso of Partsons Brinckerhoff said there are about 19 accidents at stops each year in Southern Nevada.

Tso suggested a number of solutions, including relocating shelters farther from curbs, building more bus turnouts, installing pedestrian buffers — such as trees, reinforced concrete trash receptacles, curb barriers and bollards — reducing speed limits around bus stops and implementing more sobriety check points.

Vote: 7-0

What it means: The board voted to refer the study to the RTC staff to develop a priority list for addressing the most cost-effective strategies for addressing the matter.


The issue: A committee made up of Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown, Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler and Henderson Councilwoman Debra March conducted an evaluation of General Manager Tina Quigley, who has been on the job since April 12. The committee recommended a pay increase but asked personnel officials to make recommendations to the board at its March meeting.

Vote: 7-0

What it means: Quigley is expected to receive a raise. Quigley's annual salary is $199,514.

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