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Free transit available on New Year's Eve

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Why take a chance? The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is reminding everyone that free transit service will be available from 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 9 a.m. New Year's Day.

The free rides will apply to all RTC transit routes throughout the Las Vegas Valley, including the Strip & Downtown Express, Centennial Express, Westcliff Airport Express and the new Boulder Highway Express and Henderson & Downtown Express services.

However, it should be noted that several routes on and around the Las Vegas Strip will be detoured from 4 p.m. until 4 a.m. in order to accommodate street closures. This will include the Deuce on the Strip and Strip & Downtown Express.

The following routes will be detoured due to street closures: Routes 106, 113/MAX, 119, 201, 202, 203, 207, 208, 214, 215, Deuce on the Strip, Strip & Downtown Express, Henderson & Downtown Express, Centennial Express and Westcliff Airport Express.

The following routes will operate at extended hours: Route 117 will operate until 4:15 a.m. Route 119 will operate until 2:30 a.m. Route 217 from the South Strip Transfer Terminal to Silverton Casino will operate until 3:30 a.m. The Henderson & Downtown Express will operate until 2:30 a.m. The Centennial Express and Westcliff Airport Express will operate until 4 a.m.

Transit services on the Las Vegas Strip will also be modified: The Deuce on the Strip will operate from Fremont Street Experience to Mandalay Bay via Koval Lane at a 20-minute frequency. The Deuce service in the morning hours will be extended to the South Strip Transfer Terminal beginning at 12:30 a.m.

The Strip & Downtown Express will operate from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets North to the South Strip Transfer Terminal via Industrial Road/Dean Martin Drive at a 20-minute frequency until 2:30 a.m.

The RTC will also operate its transit system on a Sunday schedule on Monday, January 2, in observation of the New Year's Day holiday. The Sunday schedule will be implemented due to traditionally lower ridership and less traffic on this day.

For more information, visit rtcsnv.com or call RTC Customer Service at (702)-228-RIDE (7433).

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