RTC offers free and safe transit rides this New Year’s Eve

2023-12-20T10:21:28-08:00| Categories: Press Releases| Tags: |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2023

Makenzie Coombs-Emery, RTC, 7026761743 Office, [email protected]
Sue Christiansen, RTC, 702-676-1891 Office, [email protected]

RTC offers free and safe transit rides this New Year’s Eve

Riders should plan for holiday transit schedules and traffic detours

LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is again offering free rides on all transit routes on New Year’s Eve to ensure a safe travel option for locals and visitors celebrating the holiday. From 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day, transit riders can board any vehicle on the RTC’s 39 bus routes without purchasing a pass or presenting fare.

The free rides include the Deuce on the Strip, as well as other major streets with direct access to and from the Strip. Transit service to both the Strip and downtown Las Vegas is available from the South Strip Transit Terminal (6675 S. Gilespie St.) via the Deuce and Route 109 Maryland Parkway.


The RTC is a convenient and safe way to travel with 13 RTC routes that regularly run 24/7, as well as extended service hours on several other routes.

Riders are advised to plan for significant transit detours on New Year’s Eve using the rideRTC transit app, which provides real-time information about bus locations and arrival times. For complete detour and route details, visit rtcsnv.com/newyears.

Additionally, the RTC transit system will operate on a Sunday schedule for transit service valley-wide on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and on New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reminds everyone celebrating New Year’s Eve that strollers, backpacks, glass bottles, and bags larger than a standard grocery bag are not allowed on the Las Vegas Strip. Read more online about the prohibited items on New Year’s Eve.

About the RTC
The RTC is the regional authority overseeing public transit, metropolitan planning, roadway funding, traffic management, and the public bike share system. 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 our major initiatives or to download the rideRTC app, visit rtcsnv.com. Stay informed by subscribing to our blog or following us on social media.


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