Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in celebration of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s 100-year anniversary:
“The Nevada Department of Transportation opened their doors 100 years ago to pave dirt roads in what was then a young, less populated state. A century later, they now serve millions of Nevadans and travelers from all over the world, dedicating their work to keeping our state’s roads safe and our communities connected – with more than 42,000-mile roadway system statewide.
“Investments in infrastructure has allowed NDOT to innovate and enhance our transportation system and build projects like the Interstate 11 in Southern Nevada, Project NEON in Las Vegas, and USA Parkway in Northern Nevada. These developments will not only create jobs for Nevadans and improve our quality of life, it will also aide in our state’s capacity to do business and engage in commerce, thus helping grow our economy.
“I commend NDOT for their steadfast commitment to our people and our state all these years. I look forward to working alongside the department to ensure that Nevada is at the forefront of innovation for many more years to come.”