FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2022
Melanie Sanchez, RTC, 702-676-1737 Office, [email protected]
Makenzie Coombs-Emery, RTC, 7026761743 Office, [email protected]
RTC to operate transit system on holiday schedule and urges commuters to plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend
RTC encourages travelers to prepare for longer commutes on Monday, September 5
Click to Tweet: Heads up, commuters! Prepare for #LaborDayWeekend by planning ahead for heavy traffic in and out of Las Vegas! @RTCSNV buses will follow a Sunday schedule on 9/5.
LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will operate its transit service on a Sunday schedule in observance of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Additionally, those traveling in and around Southern Nevada by car should plan accordingly in preparation for potential heavy traffic and delays this Labor Day weekend.
As riders map out their trips this holiday weekend, the RTC is urging customers to get the most accurate information on bus arrival times by downloading the rideRTC app, texting RideRTC and your bus stop number to 41411, or by calling 702-228-RIDE (7433). Riders can also subscribe to text and email alerts through the RTC website to stay informed on any route delays or changes. The RTC is committed to communicating all service delays in a timely manner so customers can better plan their trips around the valley.
For residents and visitors traveling by car in and out of town, the Southern Nevada Traffic Management Center (TMC) advises mapping out travel plans ahead of time in anticipation of longer commutes.
The TMC predicts potential delays and lane reductions for those traveling southbound along I-15 south of Nipton Road in California due to emergency bridge repairs over Labor Day weekend. Travelers can use an alternative route to California by taking the US-95 southbound to the I-40 west and into Barstow.
Travelers can expect the heaviest traffic on Labor Day and are advised to avoid traveling until Tuesday.
For those flying over the holiday weekend, free parking is available at the Centennial Hills Transit Center or the South Strip Transit Terminal , with direct access to Harry Reid International Airport’s Ground Level Zero at Terminal 1 via the Centennial Express (CX) or Route 109 (Maryland Parkway). In addition, the Deuce on the Strip, which runs 24 hours a day, provides convenience and ease to help riders move accessibly throughout Las Vegas’ Resort Corridor.
For more information on the RTC and how to travel this holiday weekend, visit rtcsnv.com/ways-to-travel
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