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, 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.