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RTC to launch express transit service to new VA med center

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Updated: 7/13/2012 11:41 am
LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will launch the Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express, an express commuter bus transit service from downtown Las Vegas to the new VA Medical Center at 6900 N. Pecos Road.

The new service is set to start Aug. 14.

While the VA Medical Center is outside of the RTC’s current fixed-route, residential service area, the RTC has worked with the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System to ensure that veterans and their families have a public transit option to the facility. Employees of the VA Medical Center also will utilize the DVX as it is an express service available to all public transit riders.

“The Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express service will make it possible for thousands of veterans and military families to access the new state-of-the-art VA medical complex,” RTC Commission Chairman Larry Brown said. “This is a great example of how public entities can work together to ensure Southern Nevadan veterans and military families have access to both medical and transportation services.”

The new DVX express service will provide commuter transit service from the Bonneville Transit Center to the VA Medical Center, with additional residential stops along the route. It will operate seven days a week between 5 a.m. and midnight to coincide with the opening of the VA Medical Center.

The RTC transit vehicles operating on the DVX route will accommodate RTC Americans with Disabilities Act Paratransit riders, though the RTC ADA Paratransit service area will not extend to the VA Medical Center.

The RTC is also working very closely with various non-profit transportation providers to further enhance the RTC’s coordinated transportation network that will provide service to RTC ADA Paratransit customers needing to travel to the VA Medical Center.

-- From news release
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