Bus

Nevada’s RTC celebrates 20 years

Posted on December 6, 2012

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) celebrated its 20th anniversary on Dec. 5. Leaders of the RTC highlighted two decades of progress and improvements to the RTC transit system that carries nearly 60 million passengers throughout the valley annually.

Overall, the RTC today manages more than 35 bus routes, close to 4,000 bus stops and carries over 179,000 bus riders daily. The RTC has one of the most efficient transit systems in the country and is the 19th busiest transit system in the nation.

“As our valley grew, so did our transit system,” added Tina Quigley, GM of the RTC. “Twenty years ago, we had a fraction of the transit routes we have today and carried about a third of the 60 million riders we now carry per year. We are continuing to build our transit system to serve the changing needs of our community.”

Quigley added that the valley’s population has grown by 133% in the past two decades, and local traffic volumes grew even faster with an approximate 189% increase.

To mark the anniversary, the RTC provided free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to riders and drivers at RTC transit facilities earlier this week. Additionally, representatives of the RTC, including Quigley, visited with riders at RTC transit centers, thanking them for their patronage over the past 20 years.

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

More News

New Flyer signs electrification accord to accelerate U.S. tech adoption

Outlines how transportation electrification can be advanced by policymakers, public utility commissions, and governments to benefit utility customers and all forms of transportation.

MCI's Maitland discuss new J3500, innovation at BusCon 2018

The company's VP, marketing and product planning, tells METRO's James Blue about MCI's new coach, as well as its committment to innovation.

Senator visits Midwest Bus Corp., lauds job creation

Due to the size of a 155-bus order from MBTA, dozens of new jobs have been created by the company.

Highlights from BusCon 2018 in Indianapolis

Mobility, technology, and new vehicles were just some of the highlights of event held Oct. 1 to 3.

Mass. BRT pilot combines design, art to launch improved experience

Featuring the work of five local artists along the corridor, the pilot aims to bring more efficient and reliable service.

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