RTC Using Technology to Navigate Las Vegas Construction ZonesAuthor/Presenter: Akers, Mick
With the work shifting on a daily basis, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada is challenged to obtain timely, accurate information about temporary construction zones and their effects on traffic. The RTC is turning to technology to reduce traffic issues commonly seen in constructions zones. The RTC has been using Israeli startup Nexar’s City Stream platform for a pilot program in a 3-square-mile area of downtown Las Vegas, and plans to expand the scope to other sections of the city. City Stream can address targeted needs including evaluating how construction zones impact traffic patterns, monitoring signage and infrastructure, and identifying causes of congestion and other dangerous road conditions.