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RTC Debuts New Tahoe Service

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Saturday, the Regional Transportation Commission debuted their new service to Sand Harbor. Officials with RTC say the demand for the route was high and the route was a long time coming.

This is something that members of the public said they wanted,” said Joe Harrington, Public Information Officer for the RTC. “They said, ‘We really want to be able to get from the Reno/Sparks area up to Lake Tahoe.’ So this was really their idea. and we're just excited to deliver it for them.”

He says the service has the potential to alleviate heavier congestion around the lake as well as help with parking.

The routes Saturday were not completely full, but the busses are expected to fill up as the summer continues.

 A lot of riders this weekend were excited about the new service for difrerent reasons.

“I get to actually look at everything like the scenery,” said Reno resident Michael Chick. “I get to enjoy it with my family and my kids.”

“This is a lot of fun,” said Nino Ortiz, from Reno. “And it’s really cheap, only 5 dollars.”

The bus leaves from Meadowood Mall, followed by a stop at the Summit Mall throughout weekend days and holidays. This route is available now through Labor Day.

It costs adults $5.00 per ride, $2.50 for kids and seniors, while children under the age of five are free. The RTC asks people to bring exact change for trip.

Room is also restricted on the bus, so officials ask riders to only bring only what is necessary.

This route is secured though federal funding for the next three summers.

Here’s the full schedule from the RTC click HERE 

Written By Landon Miller. 

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