The Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has made public transit more accessible by adding two online payment portals and expanding its cash-based partnerships to mobile.
The RideRTC web portal helps customers manage and track their RideRTC app from their computer. Riders can now plan their journeys and buy tickets in advance while traveling using their smartphone or at home on their desktop or laptop computer.
Additionally, the new paratransit payment web portal allows customers to purchase their passes online and create an account where they can set up recurring payments and track their payment history.
According to the commission, the accounts of paratransit customers are updated the same day they are purchased, giving them immediate access to passes and eliminating the three to five day wait following their purchase.
According to the RTC, extending cash to mobile partnerships with retailers like Dollar-General and 7-Eleven will allow customers to purchase bus passes with cash at more than 350 locations and then load the fare in the RideRTC app.
Additionally, new on-board Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) validators have been installed on all fixed-route RTC transit buses and are located closer to the fare box. These validators are part of the RTC’s work to add a rechargeable touch card and build for future contactless payment options.