November 2, 2010 

I want to make you aware of changes coming to the public bus system this weekend.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) transit system will implement a major service change on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. The RTC implements transit service changes periodically in order to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of its transit system. 

This service change includes some level of change to all but four of the RTC transit routes. These changes range from minor departure time adjustments to more major routing modifications, including route changes due to the opening of the new Bonneville Transit Center, located at 101 E. Bonneville Ave., on the corner of Bonneville Avenue and Casino Center Boulevard. The Downtown Transportation Center will close on Saturday, Nov. 6, and the Bonneville Transit Center will open on Sunday, Nov. 7, in the early morning hours. Shuttle service will be provided between the Downtown Transportation Center and the new Bonneville Transit Center during the transition period to allow customers to make their connections.

The Westcliff Transit Center and Park & Ride will open this fall. The facility is located at 25 S. Durango Drive, at Durango Drive and Westcliff Drive, and it will be the west endpoint for routes 207 (Alta / Stewart), 208 (Washington) and 209 (Vegas / Owens). These routes will be altered west of Rainbow Boulevard. Those routes will utilize the bus bays at the Westcliff Transit Center beginning Nov. 7, but the building will not open until Dec. 12, 2010.

RTC Transit riders can reference the changes in the RTC's new Transit Pocket Guide, available on all RTC vehicles, on the RTC's website, or by contacting RTC Customer Service at 228-RIDE (7433). In addition, the RTC's new complete Transit Guide is available for sale at all RTC facilities and aboard many transit vehicles.

The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning agency and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC's vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use alternate commute modes to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada.

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