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RTC offering free and safe transit rides this New Year’s Eve

Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 08:33:36-05

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is again offering free rides on all of its transit routes on New Year’s Eve, while continuing to take COVID-19 precautions in order to ensure safe travels.

From 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day, transit riders can board any vehicle on the RTC’s 38 fixed routes without purchasing a pass or presenting fare.

The free rides include transit service on major streets throughout the valley, with direct access to and from the Las Vegas Strip. Transit service to both the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas is also offered from the South Strip Transit Terminal (6675 S. Gilespie St.) via the Deuce and the Maryland Parkway Route 109.

The RTC is also making transit even more convenient for the festive holiday by adding 24-hour service to two routes in addition to the 13 RTC routes that regularly run 24/7, and extending service hours on several others.

New Years Eve celebrations in Las Vegas | 2020

And while this year’s celebrations are scaled down due to the pandemic, some road closures will still be in place on the Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Las Vegas.

Riders are advised to plan for significant transit detours on New Year’s Eve.

The RTC encourages customers to plan their trip via the rideRTC transit app, which provides real-time information about bus locations.

For complete detour and route details, click here.

Additionally, the RTC transit system will operate on a Sunday schedule on the following days: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, 2021.