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Students Lean On Public Transit

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Las Vegas Academy students (photo courtesy KXNT/Smith)

Las Vegas Academy students (photo courtesy KXNT/Smith)

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(Las Vegas, NV) — Another option to get students to and from school, activities or work has been launched by the Regional Transportation Commission.

Wednesday, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, CCSD Superintendent Dwight D. Jones and Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada General Manager Tina Quigley addressed hundreds students about “Ride On” an outreach partnership that allows the RTC to promote public transportation as another choice option to students attending magnet schools and academies as these students often experience the most in transportation challenges.

Superintendent Jones expressed his thoughts on the new system. “If you want to attend a school outside of your neighborhood, transportation shouldn’t be the barrier as to why you can’t make that choice.”

Mayor Goodman echoed Jones’ thoughts and even took it a step further when talking about the students

“You are the creative, new minds. Your voice is what we are listening to. You need to continue to be involved and come up with ideas.”

For student’s 17-years-old and under there are different options of passes

  • 24-hour pass $2.50
  • 15-day pass $17
  • 30-day pass $32.50

Locations to purchase passes include:

  • The Bonneville Transit Center
  • Ticket Vendor Machines around town
  • Albertsons
  • 7–11 stores
  • Walgreens
  • Various Money Tree stores

A complete list for passes can be found at http://bit.ly/RPTZCa

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