LAS VEGAS -- People living in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley or traveling to that area, now have a new option.
The Regional Transportation Commission announced the launch of transit route 120. The bus route runs along Buffalo Drive, Ft. Apache Road and portions of Warm Springs Road. The 21-mile long route provides service to more than 100,000 residents living in nearby areas and connects to 12 additional transit routes, in addition to the Westcliff Transit Center Park and Ride.
This is the first new bus route in the valley in 12 years.
"For many years, we've heard from residents and businesses requesting transit service in this part of town," said Tina Quigley, RTC General Manager.
The event was held near the Wet 'n' Wild water park which is one of many businesses which will benefit from the new bus route. It's hoped to ease traffic congestion in the area.