Phase 2 of Connecting Nevada began in earnest in May 2011. Over the course of the next 18 months, stakeholder meetings were held statewide. During the meetings common themes emerged these including:
These priorities were voiced by stakeholders statewide in the northern, southern and rural parts of the state. This vetting showed that the Connecting Nevada process works for creating a long-range transportation vision for Nevada. These priorities are consistent with the Connecting Nevada study goals and will guide the identification and evaluation of future Connecting Nevada projects. The "What We Heard" graphic that shows the key priorities of Connecting Nevada is available hereWhat We Heard .
The first phase of the Connecting Nevada Plan was completed in September of 2009 and included the contributions of 22 participating agencies and numerous stakeholders who represented a cross-section of the community; including local, regional, state, and federal government agencies; utilities; trade associations; private businesses; developers, and other interest groups. A series of workshops and stakeholder meetings were held during 2008 and 2009 in Northern and Southern Nevada. The focus of the workshops and meetings were intended to draw on the knowledge and experience of stakeholders and to identify opportunities and challenges associated with a long-range, multi-agency, multi-disciplinary planning process.
Prior to this time the Statewide Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (STTAC) STTAC provided leadership in terms of working with staff to develop the process to begin the Connecting Nevada Study.