VP Frank Hawk Pens Op-Ed for the Nevada Independent newspaper

In Nevada, events in Washington, D.C. can seem very far away, but the decisions made there affect our daily lives. That is certainly the case when it comes to infrastructure, and I was pleased to hear the promising news about a new, bipartisan deal. Infrastructure priorities, such as high-speed rail in California and Nevada, Interstate-11 near the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, water infrastructure projects, transit, clean energy and workforce development are vital.

Here at home, in our communities, we see the impact of waiting on these critical investments every day. Construction is not just our livelihood; it is the economic lifeblood of Southern Nevada. We build the systems that help businesses thrive across the state.

As we recover from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, we need to be prepared to welcome even more visitors from across the country and around the world. Investing in different modes of transportation, including high-speed rail, will help boost a post-pandemic economic recovery. We are focused on supporting an infrastructure package that will do the most for Nevadans. Those of us who live here and raise our families here know our community infrastructure is more than just NFL stadiums and Strip resorts.

Read the entire Op-Ed Here