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RTC pilot program launches at Spring Valley High School

RTC seeking comment on proposed route changes
Posted at 10:44 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 02:17:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — This year, students at Spring Valley High School will have another way to school via a new RTC program.

Students who rely on the big yellow bus each school day will have a backup ride using the already existing RTC routes across the Las Vegas Valley.

During Thursday’s student orientation, current students could sign up for the new RTC program that gets them free access to all RTC routes and at any time.

“On the weekends if they have a job they can take the RTC bus, if they have family across town they can take the RTC bus,” says Tam Larnerd.

Principal Tam Larnerd says Spring Valley High was the perfect school for the pilot program and believes the new partnership could encourage students to enroll in extra curricular activities despite some which were impacted by district-wide budget cuts.

“Our zone students do not have access to a late activity bus after school anymore so there’s only option is to opt in to the RTC program and have that 24/7 access to the RTC routes,” says Larnerd.

Veronika Salazar signed her son Isaiah up for the program like so many parents her hours on the job can change and she's delt with it all when it comes to CCSD Transportation.

“They're running late, and that they're trying to fix the problem so it just makes you have to figure out how you're going to get them to school, what if you've already left for the day, now you have to call out to change you RTC schedule to make sure they get to school on time,” says Salazar.

13 Action News will follow up with RTC to see how many students take part in the program.