November 9, 2020

The RTC is honoring Veterans with free rides for everyone on all RTC transit services on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

“The RTC holds Veterans and their families in the highest regard,” said RTC Executive Director Bill Thomas. “Offering free transit services on Veterans Day is our way of thanking and honoring those who have served and made sacrifices for our freedom.”

RTC transit and the RTC Regional Connector will operate on a regular schedule on Veterans Day. RTC Customer Service will also be open. To plan your trip, visit rtcwashoe.com/public-transportation.

Passengers using transit should note that social-distancing protocols are in place on RTC buses and that masks or face coverings are required when riding transit. The RTC has also implemented additional cleaning measures.

There are a variety of benefits to taking public transportation. For example, if you take a bus, you help reduce greenhouse gas emissions into our environment, which helps promote better air quality in the Truckee Meadows. In addition, public transportation can ease traffic, reduce congestion, and save energy and fuel.

Free transit also spurs increased ridership and encourages people who have not tried transit before to do so.

Additionally, RTC virtual and physical administrative offices will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.