National Summer Transportation Institute
With Congresswoman Dina Titus
County Commissioner Michael Naft
Saturday, July 22nd, 9AM Presentations, Noon Closing and Awards
After two weeks of being immersed in all things transportation in Clark County, the 2023 National Summer Transportation Institute Program came to an end with street projects and awards. Saturday morning began with team presentations with all four teams showing what they had learned during the all immersive 14-day event. The streets that were chose for this year’s competition were:
- Boulder Highway, in Henderson Jurisdiction
- Flamingo Road, from Paradise to Pecos
- Spring Mountain Road, I-15 to Jones
- Washington Avenue, Historic Westside, MLK to J Street
The presentations began at 9:00am and the projects were judged by a panel of transportation, tourism, engineering and education experts. Awards were presented for Best Project Design, Best Project Logo and Audience Choice.
At 12:00 noon Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congressional District 1, kicked off the awards ceremony. Congresswoman’s Titus’s district includes some of the streets redesigned by this year’s teams. Next up was Commissioner Michael Naft, an advocate for safer, “Complete Streets”, which is the focus of each teams street designs.
While staying on campus since the 9th of July, the teens toured many transportation centers in town including: Harry Reid International Airport, The Boring Company Loop, the LVCVA Monorail, RTC FAST and Mobility Transit Center. Teens also toured Hoover Dam, the Train Museum, LVMPD Air Support, UMC Trauma Center, Rinker Materials and Sierra Transportation and Technologies.
The Institute is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and is coordinated through UNLV’s Multicultural Program and Transportation Research Center. The program was also made a success by the amazing community partners we have, who shared their business and personal knowledge with the teens.