RTC provides free transit passes to Southern Nevadans who need access to COVID-19 vaccination appointments

2021-04-15T16:24:34-07:00| Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2021

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Sue Christiansen, RTC, 702-676-1891 Office, ChristiansenS@rtcsnv.com
Angela Castro, RTC, 702-676-1552 Office, CastroA@rtcsnv.com


Vaccination Transportation Assistance Program includes digital and paper passes beginning Monday, April 19

Click to Tweet: .@RTCSNV providing free transit passes to those needing transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments in preparation for June 1 full opening. 

LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is helping the community prepare to fully open on June 1 by providing free transit passes for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.  Digital and paper passes will be available by request beginning Monday, April 19 through Monday, May 31.

Southern Nevadans who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, but may not have access to transportation, are encouraged to take advantage of free public transit now through the end of May.  Upon request, two passes will be provided within 24 hours through the rideRTC app.  Passes may also be picked up in person or mailed directly to individuals. 

“Thanks to federal stimulus funding, we are pleased to be able to provide free transportation for those seeking access to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment,” said Debra March, City of Henderson May and RTC Chairwoman.  “As we prepare for our community to fully reopen on June 1, it is the RTC’s goal to help ensure that we come back healthier and stronger.”

For those interested in taking advantage of free transportation to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment, the process is simple.  You can email COVIDpass@rtcsnv.com using the email you used to register your rideRTC account and request two free 24 hour passes that will be pushed directly to your mobile account.  You can also call 702-901-8495 Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., and request two paper passes be mailed to you or be made available for pick up at the RTC’s administration building (600 S. Grand Central Pkwy) or Bonneville Transit Center (101 E. Bonneville Ave.).

“I’m glad to see that funding from the American Rescue Plan is quickly flowing to Southern Nevada to expand vaccine access and crush COVID-19,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “Free public transportation is an essential service that will help assist our most vulnerable populations, including low income individuals, seniors and people of color.”

If you don’t already have the rideRTC mobile app, it can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Once downloaded, register the app with the email you will use to request the passes, and your two free 24-hour passes will be pushed directly to your account within 24 hours after your request is received.  For more information on how to participate in the free transit pass program, please visit rtcsnv.com

The RTC is working with the Southern Nevada Health District, non-profits and church groups to provide group transportation, senior and paratransit options as well. For more information on these efforts, please visit rtcsnv.com/coronavirus

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 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

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