FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2019
RTC offering free rides for veterans on Veterans Day
Numerous transit options also available year-round for medical appointments
LAS VEGAS – To thank our military personnel to their service to our country, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will offer active military service members and veterans complimentary rides on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
Those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may ride all 39 RTC transit routes for free from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Veterans Day. To ride, service members simply need to present the bus driver with their military or veterans identification card from any state when boarding.
All routes will operate regular weekday schedules on Veteran’s Day.
In addition to free rides on Veterans Day, the RTC offers several year-round services for local veterans and military service members:
Veterans Reduced Fare Program:
The Veterans Reduced Fare Program provides a 50-percent discount on full-fare pricing for all RTC fixed-route buses, improving access to public transportation valley wide. To participate in the program, local veterans must apply for an RTC-issued veterans’ reduced fare ID card at the RTC Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave., in downtown Las Vegas. Customers can purchase reduced-fare passes several ways, including the rideRTC app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Transportation to Medical Care:
The RTC offers various options for veterans and military service members to travel to hospitals and Veterans Administration (VA) clinics.
- The Downtown and Veterans Medical Center Express (DVX) takes passengers from the RTC’s downtown Bonneville Transit Center to the front door of the Veterans Medical Center in North Las Vegas.
- Route 113 – Las Vegas Boulevard North ends at O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center across from Nellis Air Force Base.
- All VA Primary Care Clinics can be accessed from a number of routes, including at Rancho and Alexander (Routes 102 and 106); Charleston and Lamb (Routes 206 and 203); Warm Springs and Buffalo (Route 212); and Boulder Highway between College Drive and Racetrack (Boulder Highway Express and Henderson & Downtown Express).
Veterans Medical Transportation Network:
In addition to fixed-route service, the RTC provides effective and efficient transportation to veterans in Southern Nevada through the Veterans Medical Transportation Network for Senior & Disabled Veterans (VMTN) program. The door-to-door, appointment-only service provides veterans with transportation to VA clinics, primary care physicians and the Veterans Medical Center. Those qualifying for the program must call (702) 678-VETS (8387) to register before using the service.
For more information on the RTC and specialized services for veterans, visit the veteran transportation services webpage at rtcsnv.com.
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.