The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) annoucned it has expanded payment options by adding two new web-based payment portals and upgraded fixed route fare validators.
The RTC has also expanded its cash to mobile partnerships that now offer 350 locations valley-wide where bus passes can be purchased with cash.
“With the implementation of these new services, upgrades and partnerships to expand payment options, the RTC continues to improve overall service operations to make transit more accessible and convenient for our customers,” said MJ Maynard, RTC CEO. “This is critical in our ongoing mission to reach as many people as we can with equitable transportation options.”
The rideRTC Web Portal helps customers manage and track their rideRTC mobile app from their computer. Now customers can plan their trips and purchase transit passes in advance while on the go using their smartphones or at home on their desktops or laptop computers.
Adittionally, the Paratransit Payment Web Portal allows customers to purchase their passes online and create an account where they can set up reoccurring payments and track their payment history. Paratransit customers’ accounts are updated the same day as their purchase, giving customers immediate access to transit passes and eliminating the three to five day wait following their purchase.
Retailers, including Dollar General, Family Dollar, 7-Eleven, CVS Pharmacy, and Walgreens, are signed on to offer RTC customers more locations where they can take advantage of the cash to mobile payment option. This payment option allows customers to purchase bus passes with cash at more than 350 locations valley-wide, and then have the fare loaded to their RTC smartphone app, rideRTC.
On-board validators have been installed on all fixed route RTC transit buses, and are located closer to the fare box for better accessibility.
RTC said transit service will operate on a Saturday schedule starting Tuesday, Feb. 22, until further notice.