Transportation and public transit in Las Vegas will see improvements

Although it would take up to two decades to be finished, a new interstate was recently proposed that would link Phoenix and Las Vegas. Buyers looking for homes for sale in Las Vegas would be able to travel easier with the proposed project.

Interstate 11 will connect Phoenix and Las Vegas, with potential to expand north to Canada or south to Mexico. This addition will make way for more efficient trade connections and alleviate truck traffic around major metro areas. According to the Daily Miner, Phoenix and Las Vegas are the two largest cities in America not connected by an interstate.

"This is a huge victory for the West, the desert Southwest and Intermountain West. This is a big deal," Interstate 11 Coalition executive director and Las Vegas-based consultant on national transportation policy, Tom Skancke, said.

Nevada is launching more improvements to their local transportation system. For instance, officials have announced transit buses in Las Vegas will soon run on natural, low-emission gas. Two federal grants totaling $13 million, and a $1.75 million grant will fund the projects at Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada's bus maintenance facility. The improvements will cut fuel costs and improve air quality.