Accessibility

Nevada’s RTC to service new VA medical center

Posted on July 30, 2012

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is scheduled on Aug. 14 to launch the Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express (DVX), an express commuter bus transit service from downtown Las Vegas to the new VA Medical Center.

While the VA Medical Center is located outside of the RTC’s current fixed-route, residential service area, the agency has worked with the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System to ensure that veterans and their families have a public transit option to the facility. Employees of the VA Medical Center will also utilize the DVX as it is an express service available to all public transit riders.

“The Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express service will make it possible for thousands of veterans and military families to access the new state-of-the-art VA medical complex,” said RTC Commission Chairman Larry Brown. “This is a great example of how public entities can work together to ensure Southern Nevadan veterans and military families have access to both medical and transportation services.”

The new DVX express service will provide commuter transit service from the Bonneville Transit Center to the VA Medical Center with additional residential stops along the route. It will operate seven days a week between 5 a.m. and midnight to coincide with the opening of the VA Medical Center.

The RTC transit vehicles operating on the DVX route will accommodate RTC Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit riders, though the RTC ADA paratransit service area will not extend to the VA Medical Center.

The agency is also working very closely with various non-profit transportation providers to further enhance the RTC’s coordinated transportation network that will provide service to RTC ADA paratransit customers needing to travel to the VA Medical Center.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

WMATA taps taxi companies for subsidized Md. paratransit services

The decision was a win for disability rights activists who pressed WMATA officials to avoid companies such as Uber, because they lack vehicles with wheelchair-ramps and have been sued for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Capital Metro steps up to rescue those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The agency was able to send five vehicles for the transport of 10 wheelchair passengers from a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas to a shelter in San Antonio. They are also offering free passes and travel training to those people that are in shelters in Austin.

Transdev contracted for Denver paratransit system

Transdev operations are scheduled to begin Oct. 1 for the Access-a-Ride program, serving Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties in the Denver Metro region.

Car commuters dwarf public transit riders in job access

According to a study, low-income workers who commuted by car had 30 times the access to jobs than those who took public transit. The advent of ridesharing and bikesharing could close the gap.

Mich.'s Blue Water Area Transit adds Q'Straint Quantum securement system

Wheelchair-using passengers simply push a button to engage the system’s automatic locking sequence. Quantum’s arms move into position and secure the passenger’s mobility device by gripping its wheels. The system continues to adjust its grip as needed during the bus ride.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close