October 7, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is getting ready to launch its new FlexRIDE transit service in the Spanish Springs and Somersett areas on Saturday, October 24, 2020. FlexRIDE is an on-demand, shared-ride public transit service that provides users with curbside-to-curbside service within each FlexRIDE zone.

“These are new areas of our community that the RTC has not been able to serve before, due to funding constraints. But, with innovative solutions and vision from the RTC Board, we are now able to bring transit to more areas of our community, reaching more people, and expanding transportation choices in the region,” said RTC Executive Director Bill Thomas.

The RTC is also transitioning to a new FlexRIDE app for all current and future FlexRIDE services, including North Valleys FlexRIDE and Sparks FlexRIDE. New and existing FlexRIDE users using smartphones and tablets are asked to download the free RTC Washoe FlexRIDE app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to book rides beginning on October 24. On that date, the older Transloc app will no longer work to book rides.

Scheduling a FlexRIDE is done by using the RTC Washoe FlexRIDE app on your smartphone or tablet, or calling a dispatcher at (775) 335-0035. Schedule your ride at your desired travel time and the ride can be expected to arrive to the curbside closest to your location 15 minutes or less. Fares will be the same as the standard RTC RIDE fares, $2 per ride or $3 for a day pass. Reduced fares will also be the same as existing RTC RIDE reduced fares.

Sparks-Spanish Springs FlexRIDE:

The current Sparks FlexRIDE service area will be expanded to include a portion of Spanish Springs. The new area will include areas of Pyramid Highway, the Galleria Shopping Center, parts of Los Altos Parkway, Vista Boulevard, Kiley Ranch, and the Spanish Springs Library. Sparks FlexRIDE will connect with RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA so that passengers can connect with RTC’s transit system. Please see map to view the full service area.

FlexRIDE operation hours in Sparks/Spanish Springs will be:

  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday/Holiday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Somersett FlexRIDE:

The new Somersett FlexRIDE area will include parts of Verdi, including Bridge Street, Cabela’s, and Boomtown Casino, along with a majority of the Somersett area, and including parts of Glen Eagle Drive, Avenida de Landa, Robb Drive, and Las Brisas. Please see map to view full service area. Somersett FlexRIDE will connect with RTC RIDE Route 4 so that FlexRIDE passengers can connect with RTC’s transit system.

FlexRIDE operation hours in Somersett/Verdi will be:

  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday/Holiday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

For more information, visit rtcwashoe.com/FlexRIDE.