A new way to travel between southern and northern Nevada will be introduced next week.
The Salt Lake Express will begin operating on Monday in Nevada, offering travelers travel between Las Vegas and Reno with stops in several other cities along the way.
The daily bus service has stops in Pahrump, Beatty, Tonopah, Hawthorne, Fallon, Fernley and Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Centennial Plaza bus station in Sparks.
Drivers can purchase tickets online and collect them from either McCarran International Airport or the Regional Transportation Commission’s South Strip Transit Terminal.
The service’s website didn’t offer prices for a trip between Las Vegas and Reno on Friday, but it did show the trip would take approximately eight hours.
“With the aim of expanding regional intercity transit and increasing mobility, the routes have been identified in part through public feedback given during the development of the NDOT coordinated human services transportation plan,” said Tony Illia, Department of Transportation spokesman for Nevada, in a statement. “Almost 70 percent of Nevadans surveyed named such an intercity transit, which connects the rural areas of Nevada with services in larger cities and metropolitan areas, as the top priority.”
The Salt Lake Express service is part of the $ 10 million Federal Transit Administration fund that NDOT administers each year and supports the rural public transportation that connects Nevadans with employment, leisure, medical services, and more.
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