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RTC UNLV Transit Center Grand Opening Sept. 4

Senator Harry Reid, Governor Brian Sandoval, UNLV representatives to mark opening of transit center.
Campus News  |  Aug 28, 2013  |  By UNLV Media Relations
Media Contact: Amber Stidham, RTC, (702) 676-1571; Angela Castro, RTC, (702) 676-1552; UNLV Office of Media Relations, (702) 895-3102
Construction is nearly complete on the RTC UNLV Transit Center. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

Who

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Governor Brian Sandoval, Samsung SDS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) representatives and other local, state, federal and business leaders will host the grand opening of the RTC UNLV Transit Center on Wednesday, September 4.

What

The RTC UNLV Transit Center will have its official opening on the campus of UNLV. The location of the center puts it within walking distance to key UNLV facilities, including the Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion and various other UNLV academic and administrative buildings.

The grand opening also serves as the official launch of the RTC's UPASS program, designed to provide attending students and faculty at three major public higher education institutions with a discounted transit pass. Additionally, the event will announce the upcoming new open payment pilot program called "TransitTap," of which the RTC has partnered with Samsung SDS to implement along the Centennial Express route. Samsung executives will share details on the newly developed technology and its potential to improve transit service.

When

Wednesday Sept. 4, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where

RTC UNLV Transit Center at UNLV, 1135 E. University Road, Las Vegas

Visual

The UNLV Marching Band, Hey Reb! (mascot), UNLV Rebel Girls (dance team) and Extreme Team (BMX group) will perform during the event, which is being sponsored by Samsung SDS. Elected and key business leaders will speak.

About the RTC

The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning agency and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC's vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use alternate commute modes to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. RTC transit service carried more than 60 million passengers last year and is one of the most efficient transit systems in the nation. For more information on the RTC, visit rtcsnv.com or use your mobile device to access the RTC's Ride Tracker, a GPS-based, mobile website that enables transit riders to easily see when buses are due to arrive.