Las Vegas Civic - Services - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Human: Health and human services
    • HELP: Help of Southern Nevada; services, training, and referral to community resources
    • Gambling: Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
    • Seniors: Las Vegas Senior Guide; information about healthcare, rehabilitation, and where to locate medical supplies
    • SNHD: Southern Nevada Health District; works to protect and promote the health, environment, and the well-being of Southern Nevada residents and visitors; formerly known as the Clark County Health District
    • -Directory-: Community Link health section; from Las Vegas Review-Journal
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Transport: Las Vegas offers a variety of transit options
    • Airports: Clark County Airport System; includes McCarran International Airport (LAS) as well as North Las Vegas Airport (VGT), Henderson Executive Airport (HND), Jean Sport Aviation Center, Overton/Perkins Field (U08), and Searchlight (1L3); for ground transit to/from airports, check CAT
    • RTC: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada; regional government agency; Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Las Vegas Urban Area; operates public mass transit system, Citizens Area Transit (CAT)
    • CAT: Citizens Area Transit; area bus/hybrid rail transit; Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) line; Deuce double deck bus service on the Strip
    • Deuce: Double Decker bus service on the Las Vegas Strip; connects many casinos and sights; operated by Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
    • MAX: Metropolitan Area Express hybird bus/rail transit; operated by Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
    • Monorail: Las Vegas Monorail; 6.4 km-long electric monorail; privately funded and operated, using no tax dollars for its construction or operations; links more than 25,000 hotel rooms and about 40 hectares of meeting and convention space; top speed 80 kph; stations at MGM Grand, Bally's, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, Convention Center, Hilton, and Sahara
    • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; station is at Plaza Hotel, Main Street; offers connections throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including Las Vegas
    • Bell: Shuttle/Limo service; airport shuttle; limos, Town Car sedans, shuttle buses, vans, deluxe limo coaches, and trolleys
    • Off2Vegas: Transport section; describes the variety of transit options in Las Vegas including limos, taxis, shuttles, buses, monorail, trolley, and free shuttles
    • NVDOT: Nevada Department of Transportation
    • Car Free: Possible in Las Vegas; with some walkability and some transit systems, you could easily live without a car in Las Vegas
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • RTC: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada; regional government agency; Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Las Vegas Urban Area; operates public mass transit system, Citizens Area Transit (CAT)
    • Water: Las Vegas Valley Water District; provides water for Las Vegas and Blue Diamond, Searchlight, Kyle Canyon, Jean
    • Flood: Clark County Regional Flood Control District; addresses flooding problems, land use in flood hazard areas, funding and coordination of the construction of flood control facilities, funding of a maintenance program for Master Plan flood control facilities
    • SW Gas: Southwest Gas Corporation; natural gas; 2005 sales $1.7 billion
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