This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Tina Quigley, CEO of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Quigley talks about the significance of National Infrastructure Week (May 13-20) and its value to Southern Nevada; working to create maximum capacity for existing transportation assets; utilizing technology and partnerships with outside entrepreneurs to ease congestion and increase traffic flow; and planning for additional resources for a growing population and an expanding tourism.
As CEO of the RTC, Quigley is thinking and planning for a Las Vegas future that includes an enhanced multi-modal and technologically advanced transportation infrastructure will help ensure that Southern Nevada can continue to attract tourists, residents and new business.
With more than 25 years of experience in air and ground transportation management and a licensed pilot herself, Quigley leads the only agency nationwide that is responsible for a region’s public transit system, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding, transportation planning and administering Southern Nevada Strong, the regional planning effort to build complete communities in the Las Vegas Valley.
A former manager at McCarran International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest and most active airports, Quigley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business and Planning from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Woman of Distinction Award for Government Services by the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Carolyn M. Sparks Founders Award from the Nevada International Women’s Forum, and the 2012 Women in Transportation award from Metro Magazine.