LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Federal funding is making it possible for Nevadans to access a better transit service.
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada is enhancing transit access and transit equity in underserved areas in Southern Nevada, which will help serve 21,000 people who are living at the poverty level.
The service changes include two new routes and several extended routes. It will also include the restoration of weekend service in areas like Alta and Stewart, Vegas and Owens and more frequent service along Charleston Boulevard.
Local leaders, including Governor Sisolak and Congresswomen Dina Titus and Susie Lee, celebrated RTC’s big announcement at a news conference Saturday.
Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones was also in attendance, saying that the federal funding will help one of the fastest-growing areas in the valley, specifically one in which growth often outpaces resources and infrastructure needs.
“That’s why I’m so excited for the service expansion which brings a brand new route that will run down Cactus all the way into Boulder City. Plus, routes on Durango, Rainbow, Jones and Decatur, are all being extended to Blue Diamond,” Commissioner Jones said.
RTC says the service changes, which will begin on Aug. 8, will provide access to over 180,000 people and will help connect 7,000 resort corridor employees who previously did not have access to transit.
For a full listing of all service changes, visit rtcsnv.com/servicechange2021.