The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) announced Club Ride, a program that provides tools to help make it easier to use different modes of transportation.
Through April 30, those who sign up for the RTC Club Ride program will receive free carpool match reports, 30 days of free RTC Bike Share, or 14 days of free public transit, including RTC-OnDemand services.
“We know that many drivers are feeling the pain at the pump with rising gas prices, and we understand the financial burden that can place on many in our community,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC CEO. “Our hope is that by extending these free services, we are able to provide some relief to Southern Nevadans during this time, while simultaneously educating them about the cost-effective options they have to travel throughout the valley.”
In addition to the giveaways offered in April, those who report their alternative commutes via the Club Ride website or mobile app have multiple chances to win prizes on a monthly basis. This month, Club Ride will also give away two $50 gas gift cards each week to its members.
Club Ride also provides a carpool matching service and works directly with more than 330 employers to develop and facilitate this program. RTC has an emergency ride program for enrollees who find themselves without a carpool ride home.
RTC transit offers 39 routes throughout the valley with some of them running every 30 minutes or less, 24 hours a day. Transit passes are available, including discounted passes for seniors, veterans, and students. Customers can plan their routes and pay their fare with the rideRTC mobile app.
Additionally, a new service, RTC-OnDemand, offers a shared-ride, on-demand transit service in two parts of the valley that lack transit service.
All RTC transit vehicles are equipped with bike racks, providing a way to combine transit and bicycle trips. RTC’s bike share program offers a way to rent bicycles by offering 200 classic and electric bicycles at 20 stations throughout downtown Las Vegas.
Those interested in joining Club Ride and receiving two weeks of free transit, 30-day bike share access and more can visit the Club Ride web page or call (702) 228-RIDE (7433), and press 5 to be transferred to Club Ride.