November 28, 2014
There is now a brand-new way for tourists and locals to get around downtown Reno. It's called "Sierra Spirit" - a bus line that's operated by the Regional Transportation Commission.
The service started Sunday and will take you to spots in downtown Reno that are either historic, entertaining, or provide recreation.
The 30-minute route takes riders as far north as the historic University of Nevada's old quad and as far south as the new Nevada Museum of Art.
The program is funded by a federal grant through "C-MAC" - or "Congestion Mitigation Air Quality". The hope is that tourists will discover downtown Reno and people who live here will re-discover the area through the 20 stops along the route.
The busses will stop at several downtown casinos, the National Bowling Stadium, the Riverside Movie Theater, and the National Automobile Museum . . . to name a few stops.
The busses run Sunday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.. . . . and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m.. until midnight.
They run every 10-minutes.
The fare is 50-cents for adults and 25-cents for seniors and kids 6-to-18. Kids 5 and under ride free.
For the month of July, fare on Sierra Spirit will be free.