FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2021
RTC Continues Annual Tradition of Providing Veterans with Free Transit Rides on Veterans Day
Year-round transit programs offer veterans reduced fares and medical transportation
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LAS VEGAS – To honor veterans and active military service members, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will offer complimentary transit rides on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, to those who present their military or veterans identification card when boarding. All routes will be operating on a regular weekday schedule.
“The RTC would like to express our gratitude to all the brave men and women who have served our country,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC chief executive officer. “Our community is made stronger by their courageousness, and we hope to give back what we can on this day.”
Free rides are available on all of RTC’s transit routes on Veterans Day and can be used to attend the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Las Vegas. One of the largest Veterans Day parades in the country, it takes place from 10 a.m. to noon along Fourth St. between Gass St. and Stewart Ave.
The RTC celebrates the contributions of veterans and active military members by offering a number of programs designed to provide effective and efficient transportation options for the many veterans and military service members in Southern Nevada.
- Veterans Reduced Fare Program enables U.S. Armed Force veterans residing in Clark County to take advantage of a 50% discount on regular transit fares. Veterans must obtain an RTC Veterans ID Card.
- Veterans Medical Transportation Network (VMTN) is an appointment-only, door-to-door transportation option for veterans and their dependents to and from medical appointments.
- Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express (DVX) provides direct transit access from the RTC’s downtown Bonneville Transit Center to the front door of the Veterans Medical Center in North Las Vegas. Additional RTC transit routes access other federal medical facilities such as the O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center and various VA primary care clinics.
Additional information on all the programs designed to thank local veterans can be found on the Veterans Services web page.
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 advance regionally transformative mobility solutions through equitable, innovative and sustainable infrastructure development. The RTC’s mission is to elevate quality of life for residents and visitors through sustainable planning, collaborative problem-solving, and safe and equitable transportation service. 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.