FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2022
RTC to operate transit system on holiday schedule and urges commuters to plan ahead for heavy traffic this Thanksgiving weekend
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LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) encourages commuters to plan ahead and anticipate heavy traffic and delays during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. RTC buses will operate on a Sunday schedule for transit service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 and Saturday schedule for transit service on Family Day, Friday, Nov. 25.
Residents and visitors traveling by car should prepare for longer trips, particularly during peak travel times. To avoid traffic congestion and delays, drivers should note that peak drive times on I- 15 include Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27. Commuters can sign up for traffic alerts on the RTC website to access the most up-to-date traffic information.
“The long holiday weekend typically brings thousands of visitors to our city,” said David Swallow, RTC deputy chief executive officer. “That means automobile traffic on I-15, particularly between Southern California and Las Vegas, is sure to be heavy. Traveling outside peak hours is a great way to beat the rush, and for those traveling throughout the city, transit is always a convenient and stress-free option.”
Residents and visitors are encouraged to use RTC’s public transit options to help ease congestion on the roadways. Transit routes valley-wide are available from early morning to late evening, including the Deuce on the Strip, which runs every 15-20 minutes 24 hours a day. Riders can plan trips and purchase passes through the agency’s free rideRTC app.
For those flying over the holiday weekend, free parking is available at the Centennial Hills Transit Center or the South Strip Transit Terminal (SSTT), 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.
For more information on the RTC and how to travel this holiday weekend, visit rtcsnv.com/ways-to-travel.
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 advance regionally transformative mobility solutions through equitable, innovative and sustainable infrastructure development. The RTC’s mission is to elevate quality of life for residents and visitors through sustainable planning, collaborative problem-solving, and safe and equitable transportation service. 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.