Summer Heat2021-06-29T17:50:21-07:00
Summer Heat

Summer Heat 2021 is here – and it’s bigger and better than ever with exciting partners to offer YOU “cool” ways to defeat the heat.

The RTC is taking steps to help keep riders safe from dangerous heat conditions during the annual Summer Heat campaign. During several pop-up events at transit centers and high-traffic bus stops, RTC staff will be passing out donated water and sunscreen, as well as discounts to local businesses to increase awareness and promote safety while traveling during Southern Nevada’s hottest months

Partner Deals
Cooling Stations
Beat the Heat

Visit Summer Heat partners to take advantage of the deals just for transit riders like you. Present your paper or digital transit pass to the following businesses and ask for the Summer Heat discount.

Brauds Funnel Cake Cafe

Braud’s Funnel Cake Café

10% off ice cream funnel cakes OR free scoop of ice cream with funnel cake purchase
Expires 9/30/2021

6605 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119



Free drink with any purchase

Fukuburger S Buffalo
7365 S Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89113

Fukuburger Chinatown
3429 S Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Discovery Children’s Museum

Family 4-pack of tickets
Raffled off at each outreach event

360 Promenade Place
Las Vegas, NV 89106


The Mob Museum

$3 off any ticket type 

300 Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ShangHai Taste

ShangHai Taste

25% off entire check OR FREE iced tea; Dine in only

4266 W Spring Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Other local partners are generously providing donations to support Summer Heat 2021. RTC staff members will be visiting the Bonneville Transit Center and the South Strip Transit Terminal over a span of several weeks to discuss heat safety and distribute the items local Summer Heat partners are donating, including water bottles, face coverings, hand sanitizer and sunscreen.


Comprehensive Cancer Centers is donating packets of sunscreen and cooling scarves to the Summer Heat campaign. The award-winning multi-specialty practice is comprised of medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary medicine and clinical research, with various treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. The team of medical professionals at Comprehensive offer sophisticated diagnostic tools, the latest advances in cancer treatment, a full range of innovative, exclusive services and research-based care in a supportive and caring environment. For a complete list of their treatments centers, click here.

The Mob Museum is donating 1,000 face coverings and 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the Summer Heat campaign. The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and hundreds of artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof.

Three Square is donating thousands of bottles of water to keep riders hydrated during the Summer Heat campaign. The non-profit is Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square offers nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need.

4190 N Pecos Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 644-3663

Nevada Health Link is donating hundreds of water bottles to this year’s Summer Heat campaign. Nevada Health Link is the online insurance marketplace operated by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), which was established per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) in 2011 by the State of Nevada and began operations in 2013 on the belief that all Nevadans deserve access to health insurance. In 2019, the Exchange transitioned away from the federal marketplace, and became a fully operational State Based Exchange (SBE), in time for its seventh Open Enrollment Period (OEP). Nevada Health Link connects eligible Nevada residents to budget-appropriate health and dental coverage and is the only place where qualifying consumers can receive federal tax credits to help cover premium costs.

Walnut Recreation Center
3075 N. Walnut Road (south of E. Cheyenne Avenue)
Las Vegas, 89115
Phone: (702) 455-8402
Hours: 7:00am-6:00 pm M-F
Route: 218 (Cheyenne) 

Pearson Community Center
1625 West Carey Avenue (west of N. Martin Luther King Blvd)
Las Vegas, 89032
Phone: (702) 455-1220
Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm M-F
Route: 105 (Martin L. King), 214 (H & D Streets)

Catholic Charities
1511 North Las Vegas Blvd (near Foremaster Lane)
Las Vegas, 89101
Phone: (702) 385-2662
Hours: 12:00-3:00 pm daily
Route: 113 (Las Vegas Blvd. N.), 209 (Vegas Dr./Owens)

Hollywood Recreation Center
1650 S. Hollywood Blvd (north of American Beauty Ave)
Las Vegas, 89142
Phone: (702) 455-0566
Hours: 6:00am-8:00pm M-F

Cambridge Recreation Center
3930 Cambridge Street (north of E. Flamingo Blvd)
Las Vegas, 89119
Phone: (702) 455-7169
Hours: 7:00am-8:00pm M-F
Route: 109 (Maryland Pkwy.)

Whitney Recreation Center
5712 E. Missouri Avenue (south of Tropicana Blvd & west of Boulder Hwy)
Las Vegas, 89122
Phone: (702) 455-7576
Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm M-F
Route: BHX (Boulder Highway Express)

Downtown Recreation Center
105 W. Basic Road (east of Pacific Avenue)
Henderson, 89009
Phone: (702) 267-4040
Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm M-F
Route: BHX-A (Boulder Highway Express “A” Branch)

Downtown Senior Center (age 50+)
27 E. Texas Avenue (near E. Army Street)
Henderson, 89015
Phone: (702) 267-4150
Hours: 12:00-3:00 pm M-F
Route: BHX (Boulder Highway Express)

Courtyard Homeless Resource Center
1401 Las Vegas Blvd. North (enter at 310 Foremaster Lane)
Las Vegas, 89101
Phone: (702) 229-6117
Hours: 24 hours all days
Route: 113 (Las Vegas Blvd. North), 209 (Vegas/Owens)

Share Village (daily hydration only)
50 N. 21st Street (east of E Charleston Blvd)
Las Vegas, 89101
Phone: (702) 222-1680
Hours: 6:00-7:00am breakfast pantry
8:00-10:00am grocery pantry
Route: 206 (Charleston), BHX (Boulder Highway Express), 110 (Eastern)


The Southern Nevada Health District says triple-digit temperatures are common between June and September in Southern Nevada. Everyone should take precautions to reduce their risk of heat-related illnesses. High summer temperatures can be especially harmful to older adults, people with chronic medical conditions, and children. Residents and visitors who may not be used to the high temperatures should use precautions. The SNHD says the following steps can help minimize the risk of heat-related illness and injury:

  • Plan activities earlier in the morning or later in the evening.
  • Dress in light, loose fitting clothes.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect the face and use sunscreen.
  • If unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and gradually increase the pace.
  • Avoid being out in the sun for extended periods.
  • When planning extended outdoor activity, bring an adequate supply of water. Drink plenty of water at regular intervals – regardless of activity level.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids that contain high amounts of sugar.
  • Plan well-balanced light meals.
  • Check the local weather forecasts and plan activities accordingly.
  • Check on the status of homebound neighbors and relatives.

Caution: People who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restrictive or low-salt diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake or changing what they eat and drink.

People at greatest risk of experiencing heat-related illness:

  • Older people 65 years old or older may not compensate for heat stress efficiently and are less likely to sense and respond to change in temperature.
  • Infants and children up to 4 years old are sensitive to the effects of high temperatures and rely on others to regulate their environments and provide adequate liquids.
  • People who are overweight may be prone to heat sickness because of their tendency to retain more body heat.
  • People who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure, may be affected by extreme heat.
  • People who take certain medications, such as for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation, may be affected by extreme heat.
  • People who overexert themselves may become dehydrated and susceptible to heat sickness. Take caution if you work outdoors, exercise outside or use drugs or alcohol.

CLICK HERE for more SNHD information on how to stay safe in the extreme heat.

More information on extreme heat is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.


Find a pool near you:

Visit the National Weather Service website for excessive heat warnings in Las Vegas and surrounding communities.

Download the rideRTC app

Plan your trips. Get your tickets. Flash your phone. Hop on board.

Download the App

Receive the latest RTC news

Get news, updates and insider information from the RTC.

Subscribe to Our Blog

Plan your trip with us

Check out the latest schedule and route information.

Plan Your Trip