The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is continuing its annual tradition of honoring active military service members and veterans by providing those passengers with free transit service on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may ride all 38 RTC transit routes for free from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Veterans Day.
“The complimentary ride offer is our way of thanking the men and women for their services in the United States Armed Forces,” said MJ Maynard, RTC chief executive officer. “We want them to know that we very much appreciate their commitment and sacrifice.”
To ride, service members simply need to present the bus driver with their military or veterans identification card from any state when boarding. Outside of the holiday, service members can participate in the Veterans Reduced Fare Program, which provides a 50 percent discount on full-fare pricing for all RTC fixed-route buses. Local veterans can apply for an RTC-issued veterans’ reduced fare ID card at the RTC Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave., in downtown Las Vegas.
Holiday Transit Schedule
The transit system will continue to operate on a Saturday schedule on Veterans Day, while routes 207 Alta and 209 Vegas/Owens will remain on weekday service.
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization, regional traffic management agency and administrator of Southern Nevada Strong, the regional planning effort for the Las Vegas valley. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit rtcsnv.com and stay informed by subscribing to our blog.