RTC Predicts Heavy Traffic During Memorial Day Weekend

Riders Are Encouraged To Download The RTC App To Plan Ahead

May 21, 2018 - 1:32 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is encouraging residents to plan their Memorial Day weekend travel in advance as heavy traffic is predicted on I-15. Also, RTC buses will follow a Sunday schedule on Monday, May 28.

Those planning to celebrate the holiday weekend are encouraged to use transit to conveniently get around the valley. Riders can download the rideRTC app to plan their outings. For example:

*Take a trip back in time at the Springs Preserve Boomtown 1905 exhibit or hang out by the Butterfly Habitat via Routes 104 (Valley View/Arville) and 207 (Alta/Stewart).

*Explore Las Vegas' unique Arts District located within walking distance of several routes that serve the RTC's Bonneville Transit Center in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

*Fill your summer wardrobe by taking transit to numerous shopping centers, including Town Square, Galleria at Sunset, Downtown Summerlin, Boulevard Mall, Meadows Mall and more.

*Stay cool at Cowabunga Bay or Wet 'n' Wild using 212 (Sunset), the "waterparks route."

For those traveling by car, the RTC's regional traffic management center anticipates heavy traffic during the Memorial Day weekend. Specifically, drivers traveling on I-15 Southbound can expect congestion from Las Vegas to Primm and Sloan beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 28, and continuing into the early evening. The heaviest delays are expected between noon and 2 p.m.

Using public transit in Southern Nevada is now easier than ever with the rideRTC app, which gives customers the ability to plan their trips, buy their passes and find their buses or bus stop. Riders can easily download the app via the Google Play or Apple app stores for free. With the app, riders have all the information they need to take public transit where they want, right at their fingertips. Schedules for all RTC transit routes are also available at rtcsnv.com

Drivers are encouraged to download Waze, a free traffic navigation app, to plan their commutes and join other drivers in Southern Nevada who share real-time traffic and road information. Through its partnership with Waze, the RTC provides construction, crash and road closure data to Waze to provide one of the most succinct, thorough overviews of current road conditions. Motorists also can get traffic alerts from the RTC Traffic Management Center.