The announcement below is published exactly as it was released on January 17, 2013 by The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
RTC transit to operate on alternate schedules during 2013 holidays
Expect detours for varying transit routes due to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade Jan. 21; Transit to operate on Saturday schedule same day
LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will operate its transit system on Saturday and Sunday schedules during various holidays throughout 2013. The alternate schedules are implemented due to traditionally lower ridership and less traffic on holidays.
In 2013, alternate schedules will proceed as follows:
- Monday, Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Saturday schedule
- Monday, Feb. 18: President’s Day — Saturday schedule
- Monday, May 27: Memorial Day — Sunday schedule
- Thursday, July 4: Independence Day — Sunday schedule
- Monday, Sept. 2: Labor Day – Sunday schedule
- Monday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day — Saturday schedule
- Thursday, Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day – Sunday schedule
- Friday, Nov. 29: Family Day — Saturday schedule
- Tuesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve — Saturday schedule
- Wednesday Dec. 25: Christmas Day — Sunday schedule
The first schedule modification will fall on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday, Jan. 21. RTC transit will operate on a Saturday schedule.
Also on Jan. 21, the RTC will have various route detours in place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to street closures for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade. Impacted routes will include: Route 108/Paradise, 109/Maryland Pkwy., 113/MAX, 207/Alta-Stewart, 208/Washington, 215/Bonanza as well as the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Centennial Express (CX), Westcliff Airport Express (WAX), Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express (DVX), MAX and Deuce on the Strip. There are varying degrees of detours for each route. Though detours will be in place, transit service will still continue.
The RTC recommends riders refer to full detour details, which are available online at: rtcsnv.com. Riders with questions may also call the RTC’s Customer Service line at 702.228.RIDE (7433).
For high travel holidays, the RTC recommends residents and travelers use park-and-ride facilities that are located throughout the valley. For as little as $2, riders can use RTC transit and avoid the hassles of busy roadways. The RTC operates three park- and-ride facilities and collaborates with private businesses for additional park-and-ride locations throughout Southern Nevada. Parking is free and spaces are available on a first come, first-served basis.
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning agency 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 alternate commute modes to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada.
RTC transit service carried nearly 60 million passengers last year and is one of the most efficient transit systems in the nation. For more information on the RTC, visit rtcsnv.com or use your mobile device to access the RTC’s Ride Tracker, a GPS-based, mobile website that enables transit riders to easily see when buses are due to arrive.