FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019
RTC partners with local businesses to help transit riders defeat the heat with its annual Summer Heat campaign
Summer Heat campaign offers free water, sunscreen, and prizes for family-friendly entertainment
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LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has formed new partnerships, along with renewing previous ones, with local businesses and organizations to help transit riders defeat the heat during its annual Summer Heat campaign. Donated water and sunscreen, as well as Lyft discounts, will help riders stay cool while traveling in the extreme Las Vegas summer heat.
As temperatures rise, it is important for transit riders to understand the dangers associated with the extreme heat. RTC staff members will help riders stay hydrated by distributing donated bottled water at transit centers and the busiest bus stops throughout the summer, where a variety of other donated prizes will also be given away.
Comprehensive Cancer Centers joins the campaign, donating free sunscreen to protect riders from the effects of the sun’s powerful UV rays. Team members from Comprehensive Cancer Centers will be at outreach events to discuss safety with transit riders.
Lyft is helping transit riders stay safe from the heat with discounted Lyft rides to avoid having to walk long distances in the heat to and from transit stops. New and existing users can use code “LYFTRTC” for $1 off 10 rides throughout the entire month of June. With more than 39 transit routes across the valley, riders can rely on transit for the bulk of the trip, but Lyft can provide the first and last mile service at a reduced rate.
Donations are also being provided by other businesses, including Mariana’s Supermarkets, Three Square, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Cowabunga Bay, KISS by Monster Mini Golf, Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf and Discovery Children’s Museum.
The RTC reminds all transit riders to download the free rideRTC app to track their bus and help minimize time spent waiting outside in the heat. Customers can also use rideRTC to plan trips and buy their passes.
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.