College students, faculty and staff can save up to 60 percent on public transit with RTC’s U-Pass

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2018
Media Contacts:
Aileen Magnera, RTC, (702) 676-1735 office, (702) 461-6135 cell
Monika Bertaki, RTC, (702) 676-1749 office, (702) 354-3561 cell

College students, faculty and staff can save up to 60 percent on public transit with RTC’s U-Pass

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LAS VEGAS – As the fall 2018 college semester begins, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is providing budget and environmentally conscious students, faculty and staff at Southern Nevada’s higher education institutions with savings up to 60 percent on transit fare with its U-Pass.

The U-Pass is the RTC’s discounted transit pass program available to all students, faculty and staff at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Nevada State College (NSC) and College of Southern Nevada (CSN).

At $32.50 for a 30-day transit pass, students, faculty and staff receive a 50-percent discount on a monthly transit pass. A semester-long transit pass can be purchased for $104, offering a 60-percent total savings. The U-Pass can be used on any RTC transit route.

Passes are sold only at the RTC Administration Building or at select locations on the UNLV, CSN and NSC campuses. A valid student or faculty ID card from one of the qualifying schools must be shown to purchase and use during boarding of an RTC transit vehicle.

All RTC vehicles are equipped with free Wi-Fi, allowing students and staff more time to get work done while on their commute.

“Education is at the heart of a community, and the RTC wants to assist college students, faculty and staff with their transportation needs,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC deputy general manager. “The U-Pass program is a great option for the budget-minded and environmentally conscious.”

The RTC operates several park-and-ride facilities and partners with various retail and private businesses for more park-and-ride lots throughout the valley. Commuters can park in these lots for free and connect to transit routes that serve higher education campuses including:

  • CSN Henderson campus, 700 College Drive in Henderson: served by the Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX)
  • Nevada State College, 1125 Nevada State Drive in Henderson: served by the Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX)
  • UNLV Transit Center, at Maryland Parkway and University Road: includes a large number of bike racks and an outdoor waiting area with shelter canopies, and is served by the Centennial Express (CX)

For more information on the RTC’s transit routes and fare program, visit, call (702) 228-RIDE (7433) or download the rideRTC app on iPhone or Android. Customers can easily plan their trip, buy their pass and locate buses in real time through rideRTC.

About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit