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

Fla.'s Broward County considering taxis, Uber, Lyft for paratransit

The county would pick up $15 of the tab. With most paratransit rides five miles or fewer, county officials believe $15 likely would cover the entire bill.

Transdev wins Phoenix Dial-a-Ride service contract

Beginning July 1, 2017, the consolidation of two existing contracts will result in one service provider that operates the service, accepts customer calls, verifies customer eligibility, schedules requested trips, and maintains vehicles.

Profile: Chris Pangilinan, Program Director at TransitCenter

When Chris Pangilinan was a little kid, riding in the backseat of his family’s station wagon, the red stoplights annoyed him. “I would think, Why is this so inefficient? Why do we have to stop all the time?” he recalls...

Phoenix Transit enhances Dial-a-Ride with 'overflow' service

The approved partnership between Dial-a-Ride contractor MV Transportation and their subcontractor Discount Cab provides overflow service during the regular service day.

N.Y. paratransit costs skyrocketing, lack of subway elevators cited: study

Access-A-Ride cost $85.2 million and carried 1.7 million rides in 2000, increasing to an estimated $506 million this year for more than 6.3 million trips.

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