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Application for RTC ACCESS / ADA Paratransit Eligibility

Para información en español, por favor llame al numero 775-348-0477

RTC ACCESS is the paratransit service that provides door-to-door, prescheduled transportation for individuals who meet the eligibility criteria of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). RTC ACCESS passengers have disabilities which prevents them from riding the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE) independently some or all of the time.




Eligibility Criteria for Qualifying:

All applicants for RTC ACCESS eligibility must meet the federal requirements for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit eligibility. Eligible individuals must have one or more of the following:

  • Disabilities which prevent them from independently getting to/from a bus stop or through major transfer points.
  • Disabilities which prevent them from independently boarding, riding, and exiting a fixed route bus (RTC RIDE).
  • Disabilities which prevent them from independently recognizing the correct bus stops and key landmarks.

To verify service to an address or for other questions, please call 775-348-0477.

PLEASE BE ADVISED FIELDS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK (*) ARE REQUIRED . RTC PROVIDES ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS IN WRITING WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE COMPLETED APPLICATION PROCESS, WHICH INCLUDES THE CLIENT FACE TO FACE INTERVIEW/ASSESSMENT, AND/OR MEDICAL VERIFICATION.

If you have any questions regarding RTC ACCESS services, please contact the RTC ONLY at 775-348-0477.

For hearing or speech assistance with your call, contact Relay Nevada at 1-800-326-6868 (TTY, VCO, HCO).

PART A: General Information



PART B: Disability and Mobility Information
  1. * What type or types of disabilities or health conditions may prevent you from using the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE)?


    * How long have you had this disability?   Please give number of years and months.
    * Please describe your disability(s) or health condition(s) in detail:


    * Is your condition(s) temporary? If so, how long do you expect it to prevent you from using the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE)?
  2. * Do you use any mobility aids or equipment?

    Please check all that apply to you:
    Please note: if you use a wheelchair, scooter, or other mobility device that is larger than 48 long X 30 wide and/or weighs more than 600 pounds when occupied, RTC ACCESS may not be able to transport you in that mobility device.
  3. * How do you currently travel?
  4. * Do you ever need assistance from a Personal Care Attendant when you travel in the community or when using the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE)?

  5. * Have you ever had training to learn how to travel around the community or how to use the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE)?


    * Would you like free training on how to use the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE)?
PART C: Transportation Information
  1. * Do you ride the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE)?
  2. * When is the last time you used the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE)?
  3. * Do you know where your closest bus stop is located?

  4. * Please read the following statements and check those which best describe your abilities to use the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE). (Check all that apply)

PART D: Applicants Certification

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), RTC ACCESS provides Paratransit Service to anyone whose disability prevents him/her from independently getting to/from using the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE). This Paratransit Service is commonly referred to as RTC ACCESS. This application form is intended to determine when and under what circumstances you, the applicant, can use the fixed route bus (RTC RIDE).

RTC ACCESS AUTHORIZATION TO OBTAIN PHYSICIAN OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL VERIFICATION

In order to evaluate your request, it may be necessary to contact your physicians or other professionals to confirm the information you have provided.
Please complete the following information and authorization form.