Nevada DOT launches bus service between Las Vegas, Fallon/Fernley, and Reno

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The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Salt Lake Express launched service Monday between Reno, Fallon/Fernley, and Las Vegas.

The goal is to increase mobility and expand regional intercity transit.

NDOT administers approximately $10 million in Federal Transit Administration funds annually, and the new route is a result of that funding. It supports rural public transportation, connecting Nevadans to larger urban areas.

Salt Lake Express, the largest transportation company in the region, will operate the route. It operates other routes throughout Nevada and Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming and interlines with carriers nationwide.

The new round-trip route will run daily, connecting Reno with Fallon, Fernley, and Las Vegas using U.S. 95 and Interstate 80. It will begin at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Amtrak station, and Centennial Plaza bus terminal in Sparks and end at the Greyhound bus station in Las Vegas.

Stops along the route will be in Fernley, Fallon, Hawthorne, Tonopah, Beatty, and Pahrump and at McCarran International Airport.

Routes between Elko and Salt Lake City, Utah, and Twin Falls, Idaho, are planned.

According to projections, the routes, which were identified during the public feedback stage of NDOT’s Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan, will serve up to 18,250 trips during the first year.