FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2022
RTC to operate on Saturday transit schedule, and participate in parade celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
Community encouraged to attend the 40th annual MLK Parade as our region recognizes this honored, civil rights icon
Click to Tweet: Heads up! In observance of #MLKDay on 1/17, @RTCSNV will operate on a Saturday schedule. Also, be on the lookout for the #OnBoard bus at the 40th annual MLK Day parade on 1/17 at 10 a.m. as our community honors this celebrated figure. #RTCSNV
LAS VEGAS – For the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday, Jan. 17, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will operate its fixed route transit system on a Saturday transit schedule. Transit customers can plan their trip using the free and easy-to-use rideRTC app.
Additionally, The RTC will once again be participating in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, as our community celebrates the accomplishments of this civil rights icon. The parade will be held in Downtown Las Vegas, and is accessible to everyone in the community. Full details about the parade can be found at kingweeklasvegas.com.
Please note that due to an increase in pandemic-related issues and an industry-wide labor shortage, the RTC is experiencing service interruptions throughout our transit system. We understand that our riders daily lives and routines are being impacted and we are encouraging riders to sign up for route-specific text and email alerts, and stay up-to-date on any bus delays using the rideRTC app.
“The RTC is proud to participate in Southern Nevada’s 40th annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC chief executive officer. “His teachings are valued within our agency and we will continue to be a community partner in celebrating Dr. King’s achievements and others who support diversity, equity and inclusion.”
As a reminder, masks are still required on all RTC buses and in all RTC facilities. In addition to continued cleaning and safety measures implemented through our 14-Point Safety Plan, the RTC has added mobile ticketing, negatively-charged air ion cleaners and micro-bacterial shields to keep buses clean and keep you safe. For more information, visit 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 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