RTC to operate transit on a Saturday schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Jan. 15; participate in annual MLK Day parade

2024-01-11T12:56:35-08:00| Categories: Press Releases| Tags: |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2024

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Catherine Busche, RTC, (702) 676-1788 Office, [email protected]
Sue Christiansen, RTC, 702-676-1891 Office, [email protected]


Community urged to prepare for transit detours and road closures

LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will operate its transit service on a Saturday schedule on Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Additionally, road closures in place for the annual MLK Day parade will result in transit detours in downtown Las Vegas from approximately 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. Transit passengers are urged to visit the RTC website for detour information.

The annual parade begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at Fourth Street and Gass Avenue in downtown Las Vegas and continues down Fourth Street, concluding at Ogden Avenue. As a result, road closures will include Fourth Street from Charleston Boulevard to Stewart Avenue, and Third Street from Garces Avenue to Coolidge Avenue, and all side streets.

The RTC will participate in this year’s parade as the community recognizes the accomplishments of the civil rights icon and celebrates this year’s theme “Living the Dream – Together We Make the Dream Work.” During the parade, the RTC will showcase its e-bikes and two of the newest additions to its transit fleet, the hydrogen fuel cell electric bus and the battery electric bus, both of which are an important step in helping the RTC to achieve its goal of becoming a zero-emission fleet by 2050. Additional information on the parade can be found at kingweeklasvegas.com.

“The RTC is thrilled to once again participate in the annual parade which has become a downtown tradition,” said RTC CEO M. J. Maynard. “We are honored to commemorate Dr. King’s life and celebrate his achievements in equity and inclusion as we work to provide safe and equitable transportation options for all Southern Nevadans.”

Those attending the parade can avoid traffic and parking fees by using RTC transit. Riders can plan their transit trip using the free rideRTC app and pay their fare in a number of convenient ways including the rideRTC app and the new ability to pay for a single ride fare with a debit/credit card, mobile wallet, or smart watch. Complete details on fare options can be found on the RTC website.

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