Vegas-area commuter program reports spike in users
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas-area transportation officials are reporting more than 5,000 commuters have joined a regional Club Ride Commuter Services program since January.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada says the nine-month spike in membership means that about 27,000 people are now signed up for carpooling, public transit, bicycling or walking to-and-from work.
RTC official Angela Castro tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that most participants say they save money.
The free program began in 1999.
Almost three in five participants say they carpool or vanpool, and about 30 percent use public transit.
Four percent report they walk or bicycle to work.
About 270 businesses are taking part, including the Venetian and Palazzo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Ocean Spray in Henderson and The Cannery casino in North Las Vegas.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com