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RTC Helps Prepare For Summer Travel With Unique Social Media Challenge

Besides Heavy Traffic, Memorial Day Weekend Is A Chance To Add Fun To Summer

May 23, 2019 - 3:46 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - As Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to the summer vacation season, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is holding a social media challenge to win tickets to a local attraction.  Travelers should also account for heavy traffic this weekend and that the public transportation system will be operating on a holiday (Sunday) schedule Monday, May 27.

Many Southern Nevada summer destinations are accessible by transit, and the social media puzzle highlights one of these popular spots. Each person who guesses correctly will be entered into a drawing to win a family four pack of tickets to the mystery venue. The contest starts Friday, May 24 when the puzzle is posted on the RTC’s social media platforms. Media organizations are encouraged to give a sneak peek by showing the image ahead of the post.

Residents should plan their Memorial Day weekend travel in advance, as heavy traffic is anticipated on I-15. Drivers should plan for traffic backups on I-15 southbound between Las Vegas and Primm on Monday, May 27 beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing into the early evening. The heaviest delays are expected between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

People flying out of town for the holiday weekend can park their vehicles at one of the RTC’s park-and-ride locations for free and take transit to get to McCarran International Airport.  McCarran offers courtesy shuttle service to transport passengers between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

SOUTHEAST:  South Strip Transfer Terminal – 6675 S. Gilespie St. 

Route 109 takes riders to McCarran’s Ground Level Zero at Terminal 1.

NORTHWEST:  Centennial Hills Transit Center and Park & Ride – 7313 Grand Montecito Parkway. 

The Centennial Express (CX) takes riders to McCarran’s Terminal 3.

WEST:  Westcliff Transit Center and Park & Ride – 25 S. Durango Drive, next to Summerlin Parkway. 

The Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) takes riders to McCarran’s Ground Level Zero at Terminal 1 and also provides access to Terminal 3.

Transit riders should also be aware that the RTC’s transit system will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, May 27, and to plan trips accordingly.