FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2023
Melanie Sanchez, RTC, 702-676-1737 Office, [email protected]
Makenzie Coombs-Emery, RTC, 7026761743 Office, [email protected]
RTC urges commuters to plan ahead for heavy traffic on Memorial Day weekend
RTC buses to follow Sunday schedule on Monday, May 29
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LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) urges commuters to plan ahead for heavy traffic and delays throughout the coming Memorial Day weekend. Additionally, transit riders should note RTC buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
Travelers are advised to beware of heavy traffic on I-15 southbound at the state line between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, May 29. Motorists can sign up for traffic alerts on the RTC website to access the most up-to-date traffic information.
“With hundreds of thousands of visitors choosing Las Vegas as their vacation destination this Memorial Day weekend, we are expecting traffic volumes on I-15 between Nevada and California to increase substantially,” said David Swallow, RTC Deputy CEO. “We urge drivers in the valley to plan ahead to avoid congestion and delays, or use RTC transit as a convenient and affordable option to travel throughout Las Vegas.”
RTC’s transit service includes the Deuce on the Strip, which runs every 15-20 minutes, 24 hours a day, offering convenience and flexibility for employees and visitors to the Las Vegas Resort Corridor. Thirty-eight other transit routes connect riders to destinations throughout the community, and customers can plan trips and purchase passes through the RTC’s free rideRTC app.
For those flying this holiday weekend, the RTC offers free parking at the Centennial Hills Transit Center or the South Strip Transit Terminal with direct transit service to Harry Reid International Airport, Terminal 1 via the Centennial Express (CX) or Route 109 Maryland Parkway and to Terminal 3 via the CX.
For more information on how to travel this holiday weekend, visit rtcsnv.com/ways-to-travel.
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