Ways to Travel

Mobile Apps2023-07-23T17:36:57-07:00

Mobile Apps

In addition to our mobile friendly website, the RTC offers many mobile apps to make your trip experience easier! All are available in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Get text alerts about bus arrivals and departures

Don't have a smartphone? No problem!

Want to know when the next transit vehicle will arrive at your bus stop? Now you can know up to the next three predicted arrival times at any RTC bus stop.

Please note when using the RideRTC text message system, the vehicle arrival time can change between the time you originally text rideRTC and the time the vehicle actually arrives. Checking back to get an updated arrival time is recommended. For example: You text rideRTC and it says the next bus is 15 minutes away, please check back in 10 minutes to ensure that estimated arrival time has not changed and is still 5 minutes away.


How to use rideRTC with your mobile phone:

  1. Compose a text message to 41411
  2. Type rideRTC followed by a space and then the bus stop id number, for example: rideRTC 292
  3. Within seconds you will receive a text message with the next three scheduled stops at your location

*Standard message and data rates apply. Please check with your cell phone carrier on text messaging details of your plan.

Girl holding out iPhone with rideRTC app loaded


The RTC’s official smartphone app, rideRTC is available for download! Whether you’re a first-time rider and need to know how to get started, or a frequent rider and want to plan your trip out on the town, use this app to find your bus and buy your transit passes on your smartphone.

Save time and pre-purchase your passes now. The app is FREE from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Before you can use the app to purchase tickets, you must complete a one-time account setup.


Use the Transit app to get information on estimated bus arrivals, departures and crowding information. Transit optimizes your trip by comparing different modes of transportation, calculating your walk time, and giving you helpful push-notifications. Transit is free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. NOTE: This app was developed and maintained by a 3rd-party partner. Any questions or concerns about the Transit app should be directed to their website: transitapp.com.

The RTC is providing free Transit Royale subscriptions to all our riders. Royale unlocks special features and customization options in Transit, such as… 

  • Plan your trip and track your ride. See nearby estimated arrival times for your routes, as soon as you open the app.
  • Find the fastest way. Combine bus service with other transport options – right from Transit’s trip planner. 
  • Special app themes and icons, inspired by transit systems around the world. Special app themes are available to all Royale subscribers. 
  • A custom avatar and nickname in the app. A user's avatar and nickname appear on the leaderboard for GO, Transit’s popular crowdsourcing feature. Riders can show their avatar and nickname publicly while riding with GO or can hide their avatar and nickname by using incognito mode. Use your custom avatar to compete against other customers on your route. When you use Transit’s GO crowdsourcing feature, you win points based on how many people you’ve helped. Help the most riders for the ultimate bragging rights: being crowned #1 on your bus route! 
Ride Transit with Uber


Use Uber to plan your trip, view bus stops, real-time bus arrivals and purchase your RTC bus pass all before you board the bus. Uber is free to download from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. NOTE: This app was developed and maintained by a 3rd-party partner. Any questions or concerns about the Uber app should be directed to their website: uber.com.

Waze Map of Las Vegas Strip


Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app. Drivers can share real time traffic and road information. Waze’s Connected Citizens Program brings cities and citizens together to answer the questions, “What’s happening, and where?” Established as a two-way data share, Waze provides users with real-time, anonymous, Waze-generated incident and traffic slowdown information directly from the source: drivers themselves. The RTC provides real-time, government-reported data on road construction, traffic accidents and road closures. The result is a succinct and thorough overview of current road conditions in Southern Nevada.

The data sharing partnership with Waze furthers the goal of RTC’s Seeing Orange campaign, which is to provide residents with information about the various construction projects occurring throughout the valley. More information about Seeing Orange can be found at SeeingOrangeNV.com.

View of People's Legs Standing on Bus

Transit Watch

RTC Transit Watch is the quick and easy direct way for public transit riders to communicate suspicious activity and safety issues at a bus stop, transit station or while on board a bus.

RTC Transit Watch app features:

  • Direct access to RTC Safety & Security staff
  • Anonymous two-way chat
  • Access to anti-terrorism awareness training that includes the “8 Signs of Terrorism”, anti-terrorism awareness training as developed by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Log of all incident reports sent in by the user and view RTC Safety & Security responses
  • Ability to send photos to supplement safety reports

Transit Watch is Free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

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