September 7, 2018

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is offering express service to the Great Reno Balloon Race on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. This express service is designed to be a convenient alternative to reduce traffic and avoid finding a parking space at this popular special event.

RTC bus service will run every 45 minutes between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. for drop-off and pick-up inside Rancho San Rafael Park, where there will be views of the balloons taking flight.

RTC RIDE will depart from:
– Reed High School in Sparks
– RSCVA North Parking Lot C on the corner of Kietzke Lane and Peckham Lane
– RTC 4TH STREET STATION in downtown Reno at 4th and Lake Streets

The last trip leaves Rancho San Rafael Park at 10 a.m.

Passengers will pay the standard cash fare or they may use their transit passes. The one-way onboard cash fare is $2 for adults or $1 for qualifying seniors, youth, Veterans and individuals with disabilities. Riders age 5 and under travel for free.

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