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Nevada jurisdictions sign up to smart vision

Vision will guide the introduction of technological solutions that interact and complement each other

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The region's vision aims to increase public sector efficiency and citizens' quality of life
The region's vision aims to increase public sector efficiency and citizens' quality of life

Southern Nevada has announced a unified vision to ensure continued efforts between local entities and other public sector agencies with the aim of building a smarter and more connected community.

 

The agreement between all six Southern Nevada jurisdictions, coordinated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, will guide the implementation of smart technologies regionally to ensure they seamlessly interact and complement each other, regardless of jurisdictional boundaries.

 

Realising the smart nation

 

The Southern Nevada Smart Community Vision helps provide a blueprint for continued coordination and cooperation among the RTC, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDoT), local entities, and other public-sector agencies like the Las Vegas Valley Water District as they work with various private-industry companies to leverage advanced technology.

 

The jurisdictions that adopted the vision are Boulder City, Clark County, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas.

 

The vision incorporates the concepts of safety, inclusivity, user-friendliness and resource efficiency to accomplish three goals:

  • Livability: measures a community’s quality of life via built and natural environments, economic prosperity, social stability and equity, access to quality education, and cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities
  • Workability: reflects a world-class infrastructure that seamlessly and consistently delivers services to users and enables global competitiveness for jobs and investments
  • Sustainability: reduces resource consumption with improved planning and efficient asset use.

The region came together to adopt the vision to:

  • Increase public sector efficiency by providing access to crucial and diversified information to optimise deployment and quality of services
  • Facilitate economic growth to improve workforce development, deploy innovative and effective infrastructure, and use enhanced data to better deliver products and services
  • Improve residents’ quality of life to ensure access to resources and services, offer secure and private interaction, bridge digital divide, build trust in the public sector and improve safety.

Effective regional transportation

 

The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organisation, regional traffic management agency and administrator of Southern Nevada Strong, the regional planning effort for the Las Vegas valley.

 

The commission said it convened the jurisdictions to create this plan given its role as Southern Nevada’s transit, traffic management and transportation planning agency, as well as serving as the administrator of Southern Nevada Strong, a regional plan to build complete communities.

 

The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. It encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada.

 

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