FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020
RTC pauses operation of Strip & Downtown Express route
Click to Tweet: .@RTCSNV transit will pause service of the Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) route beginning Thursday, March 19, until further notice, due to decreased ridership as a result of the mandated 30-day shutdown of non-essential businesses #StayHomeForNevada
LAS VEGAS – Due to reduced ridership as a result of the mandated 30-day shutdown of non-essential businesses, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will pause service of its Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) route, effective Thursday, March 19, until further notice.
“We remain committed to providing transit service to our community, especially during this challenging time,” said Francis Julien, RTC Deputy Chief Executive Officer. “While we are pausing service of the Strip & Downtown Express, riders can continue to move through the Resort Corridor through other RTC routes like the Deuce on the Strip. No changes have been implemented to residential fixed route or paratransit services at this time, but riders are encouraged to be patient in the event of service delays.”
Customers can continue to use alternative routes like the Deuce, which runs every 15-20 minutes 24 hours a day and begins and ends at the RTC’s South Strip Transit Terminal, a hub that connects to six other transit routes. Find all transit routes and schedules 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.