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VFW post says RTC parking buses near entrance

Posted at 2:13 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 17:13:21-04
A local VFW post has a problem with the Regional Transportation Commission.
They say the RTC is making getting to their VFW post dangerous. When no one would listen, they turned to You Ask, We Investigate.
Folks at VFW10047 contacted us because RTC buses are parking off duty near the entrance to the VFW parking lot.
They are not blocking the lot, but members say it's making driving in and out dangerous.
There are 1400 members in this VFW post, going in and out of one driveway. On top of that, Commander James Dorsey said the public comes in to play on their slot machines or hold events at their hall.
Since becoming Commander in July, Dorsey has been trying to solve the issue with the RTC. The buses are parking by the driveway, blocking the view for people leaving the parking lot and making it more difficult for people driving in. Dorsey said he has made multiple calls to the RTC.
"Got the complaint number and all that, but nothing has ever happened, so I waited a couple months, I called back again, got another number," he said. "They said the manager will be out there to check things out. I never seen nobody here."
He also said he talked to one of the drivers directly.
"I said, 'it's an accident waiting to happen,'" Dosey said. "He said, "That's not my problem that's your problem.'"
Dorsey said he has also contacted the county and law enforcement, but they all point him back to RTC.
We called the RTC, and the immediately said they would send a supervisor out to look at the problem. A few hours later, we got the following statement from Sue Christensen, spokeswoman with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada:
"We apologize for any inconvenience this layover may have caused. Effective immediately, we modified our transit operations and transportation, an RTC transit contractor, will no longer use the bus lane directly in front of the VFW as a layover point."