MicroTransit Service – Sparks, NV
Advances in technology are allowing RTC RIDE to launch a new method of transportation known as microtransit that will be called FlexRIDE. The RTC Board approved a six-month pilot project that will begin in early November.
Passengers can request a ride by using smartphone or tablet with an app, a phone to call a dispatcher, or by using a computer to access a website. The call can occur within 30 minutes of their desired travel time and passengers can expect their ride to arrive within 8 to 15 minutes. Passengers traveling within the FlexRIDE service area in Sparks will have curb-to-curb service and can expect shorter ride times than when taking RTC RIDE. FlexRIDE will come to the curbside closest to your location to pick you up.
People looking to travel outside of the service area can transfer to RTC RIDE or RTC ACCESS services at Iron Horse Shopping Center or at RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA. FlexRIDE will serve the areas currently served by Routes 25 and 26, as well as some nearby areas in the north and east downtown Sparks.
RTC will implement the microtransit pilot program as part of the scheduled November 2, 2019, service change. Watch for more information about this exciting new service in future editions of the eNews.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
• Open the TransLōc® app to see which services are available in your area
• Input your destination and book a ride!
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Weekday – 5:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday – 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Sunday – 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM
WHAT DOES IT COST:
- Only $2.00 per trip!
- Discount rides are $1.00*
- Use your RTC RIDE pass transfer to Route 21 & 25.