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Bus fares, passes begin price change Monday
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RTC passengers paid new fares effective Monday on many of the transit routes throughout Sparks and Reno.
RTC passengers paid new fares effective Monday on many of the transit routes throughout Sparks and Reno.
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SPARKS – The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) Board of Commissioners approved new transit fares Thursday for RTC transit services effective Monday.

The RTC has reduced the fare for prepaid bus passes by about 7 percent. Michael Moreno, RTC Public Information Officer, said Thursday in a press release that services provided by the RTC are a vital component to local residents. He said the new fares will aid those frequently using the transit services who continue relying on the public system.

“Many people rely on transit and use it every day,” Moreno said. “Buying bus passes is the most economical way for transit riders to save money and take advantage of discounts by purchasing a multi-ride pass versus a single-ride fare.

Bus passes can be purchased online at www.rtcwashoe.com. Pass Vending Machines are also located at RTC transit centers located in downtown Reno and Victorian Square or at various pass outlet retailers throughout the community, according to Moreno. Passes can also be purchased by mail. Information for bus pass outlet and retail locations and purchase by mail is available on the agency’s website.

Other new fares that went into effect Monday included a reduced price for some 10-ride passes from $5 to $4. RTC SIERRA SPIRIT will have a regular fare of 25-cents and a reduced fare of 10-cents for seniors (born before January 1, 1950), youth between 6 and 18 years of age and disabled riders. Reduced fares require ID when boarding.

New fare pricing for RTC INTERCITY, the commuter bus service between Reno/Sparks and Carson City, will begin August 11. For example, the new single-ride fare will increase from $4 to $5. Information for other RTC INTERCITY fare adjustments is available at www.rtcwashoe.com.

For complete details about RTC transit fares, eligibility for reduced fares, selection of pre-purchased bus passes and pass outlet locations visit www.rtcwashoe.com or call RTC Passenger Services at 348-RIDE.
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