FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2021
***This Event Has Been Canceled***
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WHAT: Congresswoman Dina Titus will host U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in Las Vegas to highlight infrastructure investments and tour Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) facilities. The secretary and congresswoman will discuss the benefits of infrastructure investment, including job creation, enhanced transportation safety and advancement of the fight against climate change.
Thanks to federal stimulus funding, transit service changes that went into effect throughout Southern Nevada this week are providing access to an additional 185,000 residents of which 21,000 are currently living at the poverty level; 18,000 are seniors; 13,000 have a disability; and 79,000 are non-white or Hispanic.
The RTC’s Bike Share program in downtown Las Vegas is also providing increased transportation access with more than 150,000 rides since its inception in 2016. And just this year, the RTC became the first transit agency in the United States to fully integrate both bikeshare and transit passes in a single app for a convenient, contactless experience.
WHERE: Thursday, Aug. 12
11:15 a.m. – Media to be in place at RTC Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave.
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Media Walking Tour with Congresswoman Titus, Secretary Buttigieg
Media is invited to join the congresswoman and secretary as they tour the RTC’s LEED-certified Bonneville Transit Center, including its Bike Center and Bike Share facilities.
11:55 to 12:15 p.m. Photos and Media Interviews available with:
- United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
- United States Congresswoman Dina Titus
- Clark County Commissioner and RTC Vice-Chairman Justin Jones
- City of Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Diaz
- RTC CEO, MJ Maynard
- Chispa Nevada Program Director, Rudy Zamora
- Nevada Conservation League Director Paul Selberg
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, designated metropolitan planning organization, regional traffic management agency and administrator of the Southern Nevada Strong comprehensive regional plan 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