RTC thanks active military, veterans with free rides on Veterans Day Nov. 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 2, 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

RTC thanks active military, veterans with free rides on Veterans Day Nov. 11
Year-round reduced fares and special transportation services also available for veterans

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LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will offer active military service members and veterans complimentary rides on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.

Those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces may ride RTC transit, including all residential routes, the Deuce and Strip & Downtown Express, for free from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Veterans Day Sunday. To ride, service members simply need to present the bus driver with their military or veterans identification card from any state when boarding.

In addition to free rides on Veterans Day, the RTC offers several year-round services for local veterans and military service members:

Veterans Reduced Fare Program:
The Veterans Reduced Fare program provides a 50-percent discount on full-fare pricing for all RTC fixed-route buses, improving access to public transportation valley wide. To participate in the program, local veterans must apply for an RTC-issued veterans reduced fare ID card at the RTC Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave., in downtown Las Vegas.

Transportation to Medical Care:
The RTC offers many options for veterans and military service members to travel to hospitals and Veterans Administration (VA) clinics.

  • The Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express (DVX) takes passengers from the RTC’s downtown Bonneville Transit Center to the front door of the Veterans Medical Center in North Las Vegas.
  • Route 113 – Las Vegas Boulevard North ends at O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, across from Nellis Air Force Base.
  • All VA Primary Care Clinics can be accessed from a number of routes, including those at Rancho and Alexander (Routes 102 and 106); Charleston and Lamb (Routes 206 and 203); Warm Springs and Buffalo (Route 212); and Boulder Highway between College Drive and Racetrack (Boulder Highway Express and Henderson & Downtown Express).

Veterans Medical Transportation Network:
In addition to fixed-route service, the RTC provides effective and efficient transportation to veterans in Southern Nevada through the Veterans Medical Transportation Network for Senior & Disabled Veterans (VMTN) program. The door-to-door, appointment-only service provides veterans with transportation to VA clinics, primary care physicians and the Veterans Medical Center. Those qualifying for the program must call (702) 678-VETS (8387) to register before using the service.

For more information on the RTC and specialized services for veterans, visit the veteran transportation services webpage at rtcsnv.com.

About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization, regional traffic management agency and administrator of Southern Nevada Strong, the regional planning effort for the Las Vegas valley. 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 rtcsnv.com.

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