About the RTC
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is both the transit authority and the transportation-planning agency for Southern Nevada. As the Las Vegas Valley’s population continues to increase daily, so too does traffic congestion and the RTC identifies transportation challenges and explores and implements both short and long-term resolutions while simultaneously promoting sustainability, air quality improvement, enhanced mobility and increased quality of life in the region.
Implement transportation systems that improve air quality in Southern Nevada;
Develop fully integrated modal options;
Integrate the system geographically
Secure funding for expansion, operation, and maintenance of systems and routes;
And enhance public awareness and support of the regional transportation system.
The regional government agency originated from a 1965 state statute and 16 years later, in 1981, the RTC was named the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Southern Nevada. As the region’s MPO, the agency is responsible to state and federal governments for maintaining a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) transportation planning process ensuring that transit plans and programs involve public input and recommendations and conform to approved air quality standards.
About SHIELD OF HOPE
In the first six months of 2012 a small geographical area within the Nora Sector of South Central Area Command was experiencing a dramatic increase in Robberies and Homicides. Despite the fact that officers were hard at work making arrests connected to these incidents, crime was continuing to increase. It was painfully obvious that our officers could no longer arrest the problems away and a new way of policing was needed.
Thus, Shield of HOPE was born.
Shield of HOPE is a
partnership between law enforcement, government agencies, faith based organizations and the community with the focus being placed on reducing overall violence and its impact in selected neighborhoods.
The Mission of Shield of HOPE is
to rid violence from the community, enrich the lives of the people, and reach out and provide resources to those in need.
About Southern Nevada Trauma System
A trauma system is a network of EMS agencies and hospitals that provide specialized care for injured patients and promotes injury prevention and control initiatives. The system facilitates appropriate triage and transportation of trauma victims to health care facilities that can provide the best care.
It also promotes rehabilitation services to help reduce long-term disability and maximize the potential for injured patients to return to their prior level of functional capacity and reintegration into the community.
The goals of a trauma care delivery system are to:
Reduce the incidence and severity of injuries
Improve the health outcome of those who are injured by ensuring timely and equal access to the most appropriate health care resources
Promote efficient, cost-effective delivery of care
Implement performance improvement activities to ensure quality care throughout the system
Advocate for sufficient resources to meet the needs of the injured in the community
About Look Out Kids About
Join Look Out Kids About as they team up with CARE Coalition and UMC to host You Drink, You Drive, You LOSE event on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 10 am - 1 pm at UMC.
About State Farm
In 2014, we were lucky to receive funding from State Farm through their Good Neighbor program to support pedestrian safety, and older and younger drivers. This funding was instrumental in supporting things like the Crosswalk Crusader, bus shelter education, visiting senior centers to educate about the dangers of walking and driving as we age and many school-based programs.
We are very grateful to State Farm for their support and hope we get to work with them in the future!
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About Las Vegas Metro Police Department (CCSD)
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is committed to our mission to protect the community through prevention, partnership and professional service. That commitment and dedication extends to the millions of visitors that Las Vegas plays host to each ye
About Vulnerable Road User Project(VRUP)
Vulnerable Road User Project(VRUP) conducts research and outreach activities focused on enhancing safety for all vulnerable road users, including: senior and teen drivers, bicyclists and other vehicle riders, and pedestrians (especially the very young and the elderly).
Vulnerable road users comprise all age groups and a variety of demographics. Their one shared trait is that they are all at increased risk of suffering a traffic-related crash or injury.
Therefore, they all require special concern and warrant research to support their continued safe transportation needs.
About Zero Fatalities
Zero Fatalities is all about eliminating fatalities on our roadways. Some people may think zero is an impossible goal, but when it comes to your family and friends, what other number would be acceptable? We're aiming for zero fatalities because every one matters.
Always Buckle Up
Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective means of saving lives and reducing injuries in crashes (NHTSA, 2008). Not only could it endanger your life, but not wearing your seat belt could lead to approximately $70 in traffic fines.
Don't Drive Impaired
In 2012, 70 lives were lost in Nevada in alcohol-related crashes. Even what seems like a small buzz can have deadly consequences if you drive. Illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and lack of sleep can also impair your ability to drive safely.
Stop On Red
Intersections are shared by a variety of users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and vehicles. To stay safe at this potential point of conflict, know the laws and know when they apply to you.
Be Pedestrian Safe
Auto drivers need to watch for pedestrians and yield to them when walkers have the right-of-way in a crosswalk. Pedestrians also need to pay attention to vehicles on the roadway and obey rules for walking on and crossing streets.
About Clark County School District Police Department (CCSD)
The Clark County School District Police Department was the proud recipient of the 7th Annual IACP - iXP 'Excellence in Technology' award at the 2010 conference for 'Innovation in Information Technology' for medium-size agencies.
From the International Association of Chiefsof Police
(IACP) Web site Click Here:
"The IACP- iXP Excellence in Technology Award Program recognizeslaw enforcement agenciesâ€™ superior achievement and innovation in the field of communication and information technology. This international award program is designed to recognize exceptional, innovative, and extraordinary achievement in law enforcement technology-based programs, efforts, or initiatives that benefit law enforcement as a profession."
In October 2010, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual convention, Motorola, in conjunction with the IACP, presented 25 Webber Seavey Awards. The Webber Seavey Awards are presented annually to agencies and departments worldwide in recognition for promoting a standard of excellence that exemplifies law enforcement's contribution and dedication to the quality of life in local communities. The Clark County School District Police Department was the recipient of two of the awards: for the CCSD's Student Threat Evaluation and Crisis Response (DOSTECR) and Threat Assessment Liaison Officer Network (TALON) program and the CCSDPD Anti-School Violence Initiative thru partnership with the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center.
About the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)
The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, a Division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), is the federally recognized highway safety office in the state of Nevada. The Director of DPS serves as the Governor's Highway Safety Representative.
Nevada highways will be noted as among the safest in the nation when comparing its fatalities and injuries per vehicular miles driven with all other states.
The Office of Traffic Safety provides funding and expertise, creates partnerships and promotes education, programs and projects to eliminate deaths and injuries on Nevada's roadways.
The Office of Traffic Safety shall be composed of a dedicated, enthusiastic team striving to achieve its stated mission, goals and objectives. We will promote safe roadway use by everyone regardless of their age, race, sex, and ethnic origin by using creative ideas from both the public and private sectors; adhere to the highest standards set for program implementation by state and federal regulations; provide assistance to communities in qualifying for traffic safety funding regardless of size or economic base; and perform our services in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
To encourage the implementation of innovative traffic safety projects at the state and local level that improve motorist awareness, roadway environment, data collection systems, enforcement, and emergency responses aimed at reducing the number and severity of traffic crashes on public highways.
To administer a statewide bicycle and pedestrian education program to promote safe bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle interaction on public traffic ways.
To administer a comprehensive motorcycle safety education and training program including selection and enhancement of motorcycle training sites, conducting instructor development workshops aimed toward reducing injuries and fatalities while increasing awareness of motorcycles by other road users.
About Zero Teen Fatalities
Zero Teen Fatalities seeks to educate young drivers on the importance of being safe behind the wheel. ZTF's goal is to empower teens to spread the word among thier peers about the consequences of unsafe driving behaviors and save lives.
The families of 32 people are still in mourning from last year’s teen-driver related fatalities across Nevada. According to the 2014 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) output from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 62% of teen-related crashes last year involved aggressive driving, including speeding and erratic driving behaviors.
Intoxication was a culprit in at least 41% of teen-driver’s fatal accidents along with other avoidable behaviors including absence of restraints and distraction acting as major contributors to loss of life.
This program has been tasked with reducing teen-driver related fatalities 50% by September 2015, and with your help, we plan to get there.
About Center for Traffic Safety Research
The University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety formed a partnership to create a repository for the storage and analysis of medical information about traffic related injuries, deaths and crash records in Nevada.
Nevada motor vehicle crash records from 2005 to present are linked to trauma records from the four Nevada trauma centers—University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Renown Regional Medical Center, St. Rose Dominican Hospital and Sunrise Medical Center.
The records are linked to create a unique database that includes crash scene data and hospital information. This repository is the first of its kind in Nevada. It allows for the tracking of injured patients from crash scene to a patient's hospital discharge. This integrated information allows for a better understanding of the impact of vehicular crashes on human life, the cost of care to medical facilities and state economy.
About The Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board
was created by the State Legislature to provide State agencies and other public entities input regarding bicycle and pedestrian policies, programs, and facilities.The Board, consisting of 14 pre-defined, gubernatorial appointees, meets every other month.
About The Nevada Safe Routes to School Program
provides resources and expertise in providing an appealing, safe environment to enable school age children, grades K-8, to walk or bicycle to school.
SOUTHERN NEVADA TRAUMA
LOOK OUT KIDS ABOUT
LAS VEGAS METRO POLICE
VULNERABLE ROAD USERS
CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL
NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF
ZERO TEEN FATALITIES
CENTER FOR TRAFFIC
NEVADA BICYCLE AND
PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD
NEVADA SAFE ROUTES
TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION
COMMISSION OF NEVADA
SHIELD OF HOPE