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(Las Vegas, NV) The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will operate its transit system on a Sunday schedule for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

For those who are traveling for the long Memorial Day weekend, the RTC offers various transit options to get to McCarran International Airport and recommends that residents
and travelers use park and ride facilities that are located throughout the valley.

“We have a lot of people who are residents that are looking to be a tourist in town. For as little as $2 you can travel all over the valley,” says RTC’S Amber Stidham.

Riders can also park for free and then take RTC Transit for as little as $2 and avoid the hassles of busy roadways. There are four park n rides around the valley with hundreds of parking spots for riders.

Centennial Hills Transit Center and Park & Ride – located at 7313 Grand Montecito Parkway in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley near the U.S. 95 and Durango Drive interchange.

  • Approximately 900 free parking spaces are available.
  • Transit riders can access McCarran by taking the Centennial Express to the Bonneville Transit Center and transfer to the Westcliff Airport Express at the same location at bay 18 or from route 108 southbound at bay 20.
  • For your return trip, board route 108 or board the Westcliff Airport Express at the RTC bus stop at Ground Level 0, Terminal 1. This will take you to the Bonneville Transit Center and transfer to the Centennial Express at bay 17.
  • Helpful Tips: Since a transfer is required to access the airport, passengers should purchase a $3, 2-hour pass at the Centennial Hills Transit Center for the trip to the airport and onboard route 108 or the Westcliff Airport Express from the airport. For travelers needing to access McCarran’s new Terminal 3, plan for additional travel time via the airport’s shuttle service, which can take riders from the RTC’s drop-off point at Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.

South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT) – located at 6675 S. Gilespie St. just south of the airport at the corner of Sunset and Gilespie. The SSTT is serviced by multiple RTC transit routes.

  • Transit riders can access McCarran by taking Route 109.
  • For your return trip, board route 109 southbound towards the South Strip Transfer Terminal at the RTC bus stop at Ground Level 0, Terminal 1.
  • Helpful Tips: Conveniently located near McCarran, this park and ride location is extremely busy during holiday weekends. So arrive early since this lot tends to fill up quickly. For travelers needing to access McCarran’s new Terminal 3, plan for additional travel time via the airport’s shuttle service, which can take riders from the RTC’s drop-off point at Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.
  • Approximately 250 free parking spaces are available.

Westcliff Transit Center and Park & Ride – located at 25 S. Durango Dr., just south of Summerlin Parkway.

  • Approximately 140 free parking spaces are available.
  • Transit riders can access McCarran by taking the Westcliff Airport Express.
  • Helpful Tips: For travelers needing to access McCarran’s new Terminal 3, plan for additional travel time via the airport’s shuttle service, which can take riders from the RTC’s drop-off point at Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.
  • For your return trip, board the Westcliff Airport Express at the RTC bus stop at Ground Level 0, Terminal 1.

 Suncoast Casino – located at 9090 Alta Drive Las Vegas, Nevada in the Summerlin area at the intersection of Rampart and Alta Dr.

  • Approximately 100 free parking spaces are available.
  • Transit riders can access McCarran by taking the Westcliff Airport Express.
  • Helpful Tips: For travelers needing to access McCarran’s new Terminal 3, plan for additional travel time via the airport’s shuttle service, which can take riders from the RTC’s drop-off point at Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.
  • For your return trip, board the Westcliff Airport Express at the RTC Transit bus stop located at the RTC bus stop at Ground Level 0, Terminal 1.

The RTC also encourages those traveling to consider taking transit from their home to their destination as various transit services may provide added convenience without the need to use a park and ride.

“A lot of our routes have ticket vending machines either right at the stop or boarding the vehicle. We also have a number of retail vendors that you can buy passes at, in fact we have over 300 locations throughout the valley,”  says Stidham.

Information on passes, schedules and other things the RTC offers can be found at the link below.

http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/

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