RTC Seeks Community Feedback on Proposed Transit Service Changes

2021-04-16T12:48:23-07:00| Categories: Press Releases| Tags: |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2021

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Catherine Lu, RTC, (702) 676-1788 Office, LuC@rtcsnv.com
Makenzie Coombs-Emery, RTC, 7026761743 Office, coombs-emerym@rtcsnv.com


RTC Seeks Community Feedback on Proposed Transit Service Changes
Proposed expansion would include two new routes, an on-demand pilot zone, extended routes and increased bus frequency

Click to Tweet: Transit may be back and better than ever! More service, more routes, more frequency. @RTCSNV opens 45-day comment period to gather community input on system-wide transit service changes. Find all details at rtcsnv.com/servicechange2021.

LAS VEGAS – As a result of the pandemic, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has received federal stimulus funding to restore and enhance essential public transit service. The RTC’s proposal includes expanding the current service area, extending routes, increasing bus frequency and introducing new routes and a new on-demand transit service. The community is encouraged to provide their input during a 45-day public comment period from Thursday, April 15, through May 31.

“It is critically important that we continue to engage and hear from our community about the transportation services that they need and want,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC chief executive officer. “I am particularly proud that the proposed service changes identified through our On Board plan will provide more equity, connectivity and accessibility to 185,000 valley residents who currently do not have access to transit.”

All details of the proposed service changes can be found at rtcsnv.com/servicechange2021. Additionally, service change details will be posted on all transit vehicles and sent to current transit customers. RTC staff will also be out in the community over the next 45 days to engage with individuals around the valley. Dates, times and locations will be announced each week.

The public is invited to share their thoughts about the proposed changes via a brief survey online at rtcsnv.com/servicechange2021. Survey respondents, in person or online, can automatically receive a 24-hour transit pass, or enter for a chance to win a gift card in a weekly drawing. The survey will be open through Monday, May 31.

In addition to being able to provide comment 24/7 online, the public can also voice their opinion at one of five public meetings:

VIRTUAL MEETINGS
YouTube Virtual Public Meetings
Wednesday, April 28
7:30-9 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.
RTC YouTube Channel

Transportation Access Advisory Committee (TAAC)
Wednesday, May 26
1:30-3:30 p.m.
RTC YouTube Channel

IN-PERSON MEETINGS
Bonneville Transit Center (BTC)
Wednesday, May 5
7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
101 E. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101

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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