The Road Ahead with RTC: UNR and TMCC Students RIDE Free with UPass

Published: Jul. 1, 2019 at 3:50 PM PDT
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UNR and TMCC students and faculty have a new, free transportation option as of July 1. It’s called a U-PASS and they are now able to use their UNR or TMCC IDs to RIDE any of RTC’s fixed-route buses for free. The RTC is really excited about this new program and its potential to increase ridership and reduce congestion in our community.

When you consider the costs of insurance, parking, gas and vehicle maintenance, taking the bus can really save you some money. In addition to that, the RTC anticipates the program could lead to less traffic congestion on campus, better parking due to a reduced number of cars around campus, reduced carbon emissions and better public transportation awareness and ridership.

If you’ve never taken public transportation before, just visit

to plan your trip. You can also call RTC at 775-348-RIDE and customer service agents can help you plan your trip.

This program is open to any UNR or TMCC student, faculty member or staff member with a UNR or TMCC ID. Information is available at and at the parking and transportation offices at UNR and TMCC.

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