RTC urges motorists to plan ahead for heavy traffic this Thanksgiving weekend; RTC transit to operate on holiday schedule

2023-11-17T11:48:17-08:00| Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2023

Jennifer L. Sizemore, SNHD, (702) 759-1225 Office, [email protected]

Click to Tweet: @RTCSNV wants you to be prepared for the holiday traffic frenzy in and out of Las Vegas. Buckle up and plan ahead for some delays! #RTCSNV buses will operate on a holiday schedule in observance of Thanksgiving 11/23 and Family Day 11/24

LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) encourages commuters to plan ahead in anticipation of heavy traffic and delays during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, particularly for motorists driving on I-15 to and from Southern California. RTC buses will operate on a Sunday schedule for transit service valley-wide on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, and Saturday schedule for transit service on Family Day, Friday, Nov. 24.

Automobile traffic on I-15, particularly between Southern California and Las Vegas, is sure to be heavy. The RTC recommends traveling outside peak hours to beat the rush, and for those traveling throughout the city, transit is a convenient and stress-free option that eliminates the hassle of parking.  

Peak Travel Times
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 southbound traffic to Southern California on Wednesday, Nov. 22, Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26. Commuters can visit seeingorangenv.com or sign up for traffic alerts on the RTC website to access the most up-to-date traffic information.

Traffic Alerts for Motorists and Transit Riders
Commuters can sign up for real-time traffic alerts on the RTC website to access the most up-to-date traffic information. 

Park and Ride Facilities for Holiday Shopping
For holiday shoppers looking to eliminate the hassle of traffic and parking, the RTC offers complimentary park-and-ride facilities scattered throughout the valley, providing convenient access to transit and carpooling options. Parking spots are on a first-come, first-served basis at all park-and-ride sites.

Transit Schedules
Transit routes valley-wide are available from early morning to late evening, including the Deuce on the Strip. Riders can plan trips and purchase passes through the agency’s free rideRTC app and sign up for real-time transit alerts.

Airport Access
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 regional authority overseeing public transit, metropolitan planning, roadway funding, traffic management, and the public bike share system. 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 our major initiatives or to download the rideRTC app, visit rtcsnv.com. Stay informed by subscribing to our blog or following us on social media.


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