Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, Oct. 22-28


INPUT SOUGHT ON TRANSIT CHANGES, CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS ON MARYLAND PARKWAY

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is looking for community input as it hosts the final round of open houses to discuss transit service, travel lanes and other corridor improvements along Maryland Parkway between McCarran International Airport and Downtown Las Vegas.

The meetings are set for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Boulevard, Center Court, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, and 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave.

Feedback is set to be included in final recommendations for the Maryland Parkway Alternatives Analysis Transportation Study.

For more information or to submit comments, contact Sue Christiansen at christiansens@rtcsnv.com or 702-676-1891. Residents also can fax comments to 702-676-1518, submit them in person or send them by mail to RTC, Attention: Maryland Parkway Alternatives Analysis, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON CHANGES TO TRANSPORTATION PLANS

A meeting hosted by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room 108 at 600 S. Grand Central Parkway.

The commission, as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, is seeking public comment on a proposed amendment to the 2013–25 Regional Transportation Plan and the 2013-16 Transportation Improvement Program.

The public can view the Regional Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program at rtcsnv.com during the public comment period through 5 p.m. Nov. 5.

Public comments will be accepted at rtcsnv.com, at hutchinsonj@rtcsnv.com, at 702- 676-1602 or by fax at 702-676-1518. Submissions are also accepted in person or via U.S. mail sent to RTC (c/o Communications), 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

GROUP SEEKS FOOD AND CLOTHING DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS YOUTHS

The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is seeking donations for the holiday season.

The organization has created a wish list, which includes snack-sized macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, bottled water, socks and T-shirts.

For the full wish list and more information, visit nphy.org.

ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is partnering with East Valley Family Services to provide information and enrollment sessions at several libraries for the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

A session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, where enrollment assistance is set to be available.

Nevada enrollment for health plans closes in March 2014.

For more information, visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3512.

REOPENING PLANNED FOR CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AT HUNTRIDGE CIRCLE PARK

A reopening celebration for the children’s playground at Huntridge Circle Park is scheduled at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the corner of Maryland Parkway and Franklin Avenue.

Free hot dogs and beverages are to be available while supplies last. For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

MEDICARE INFORMATIONAL SESSION SCHEDULED

A Medicare information session is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

Representatives from the Nevada State Insurance Assistance Program are set to be available to answer questionsabout coverage.

For more information, visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

 

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