Expenses are always tight when you’re a college student and finding transportation to and from school can also provide some challenges. In an effort to aid in both of these areas, the RTC has partnered with the local colleges to provide transportation to students, faculty and staff. The RTC U-pass program allows students to purchase a discounted pass at their school’s bookstore and other areas around campus. UNLV, CSN and NSC students can take advantage of a 50% discount on monthly passes ($32.50) and a 68% discount on a semester pass ($104).
Tyler Barnes, CSN North Las Vegas campus student stopped by our booth during welcome week and told us how “it helps save [me] money when I buy a monthly pass and a semester pass it saves me even more money.” He also noted that, “right now I just use the pass to get to school, but if my parents can’t drive me somewhere I will use it.”
Although students, faculty and staff purchase their U-passes from their school, they can be used 24-hours a day on the valley’s entire system to get to sporting and entertainment events, work, internships, family visits and all other errands anywhere the transit system operates.