Green Fleet Procurement

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The RTC Transit Green Fleet Procurement project will replace 28 older, diesel powered buses that have reached the end of their designed service life and purchase 28 new, clean-running, compressed natural gas powered buses.

This project will purchase a combination of both standard 40-foot buses and high-capacity 60-foot articulated vehicles that can seat up to 61 passengers.  The new compressed natural gas vehicles will operate on a wide variety RTC routes throughout the entire transit system.  The RTC currently operates 39 transit routes and 3,125 bus stops.  In 2014, RTC buses traveled more than 15 million miles while carrying nearly 62 million passengers.

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This project’s investment in new transit vehicles disproportionally benefits Southern Nevada’s lower-income working population.  65 percent of RTC transit riders are composed of persons with total household incomes below $40,000 – and 74 percent of transit users have jobs.  Southern Nevada’s transit rider demographic urgently needs investments in the transit system that increase reliability and facilitate advancements in the workplace.  This project will provide much needed ladders of opportunity for those dependent on a clean, comfortable, efficient, and reliable public transportation system to get them to and from work on time.

FY 2015 TIGER Program Application Documents