RTC using creative art to encourage riders to wear face masks

Posted at 8:15 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 12:32:24-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — While some people across the Las Vegas valley can stay home, others still have to travel during the coronavirus pandemic. For those who take public transportation, following COVID-19 safety protocols are important than ever. The Regional Transportation Commission hopes by displaying art, they can inspire their riders to stay safe.

The RTC has partnered with local artist and graphic design assistant professor Ashley Doughty to create signage in English and in Spanish that promotes COVID-19 safety.

"We're hoping that with softer messaging and light-hearted humor, people will comply with the messages and wear simple face masks to limit the exposure of the virus," says Brij Gulati with the RTC.

Doughty created artistic reminders like "A wave is as good as a smile" and "Your nostrils are showing" at the Bonneville Transit Center, which is the RTC's main transit hub.

"I wanted to create signage that was more approachable and friendly," says Doughty.

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