Embracing Congestion May Save County Money
"With 184,000 more residents expected in the next 20 years, the county figures it would cost just over $1 billion to keep traffic clipping along at current rates. But taxpayers are $260 million short."
"So under an idea pushed by Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart, the county would allow traffic along key county roads - nobody knows which yet - to move a bit slower each year."
"The county might offer incentives for developments it likes - businesses that tend to pay employees well, perhaps, or homes built along bus routes. Also, fees charged to new developers might rise."
"The new strategy is part of the growth plan that commissioners are taking before the public in a final hearing Thursday."