Under the bill, Nevada will get about $1.3 billion over five years in formula funding or about $260 million per year, and at least $300 million in additional money for specially earmarked projects.
While much of the Nevada funding goes to the south end of the
state, northern Nevada does well too. There's $10 million for the
V&T Railroad reconstruction project in the Carson City area; $12
million for ferry boat and bus service at Lake Tahoe; nearly $19
million for bus service in the Reno area, and $15 million for the
train corridor project in Reno.
Nevada has two members on the House Transportation Committee -
Democrat Shelley Berkley and Republican Jon Porter - which gives
the state an advantage in the scramble for allocations.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., a member of the
Appropriations Committee, also secures money for the state.
Other southern Nevada projects include:
-$16 million for the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition, Public
Transit Building Acquisition.
-$10 million for construction on the Interstate 15-Las Vegas
Beltway interchange in North Las Vegas.
-$10 million for work on the U.S. 95-beltway interchange in
northwest Las Vegas.
-$8 million for a connector between Martin Luther King Boulevard
and Industrial Road.
-$8 million for the Boulder City Bypass for U.S. 93.
-$8 million for the Starr Road interchange in Henderson.
-$8 million for safety and anti-congestion work on the Cactus
Avenue interchange in Henderson
-$6.4 million for U.S. 95 widening from Rainbow Boulevard to
Kyle Canyon Road.
-$5 million for construction on the new downtown intermodal
transportation terminal in Las Vegas.