Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 | 2:05 a.m.
Public bus service will be reduced for Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day.
The Regional Transportation Commission operates the area's transit system under the Citizen's Area Transit, Deuce and Metropolitan Area Express brands.
Buses will operate on a Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve and on a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day.
Transit will operate on a regular schedule on New Year’s Eve but will be on a Saturday schedule for New Year's Day.
Also, the buses will be free of charge from 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 9 a.m. New Year’s Day.
The bus system will offer a free service from the new Centennial Hills Park and Ride lot, on Grand Montecito Parkway, near Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road. The buses will go from the lot to downtown Las Vegas from 5 p.m. New Year's Eve to 4 a.m. New Year's Day.
Because of the closure of the Strip for New Year's Eve festivities, the double-decker Deuce service will only run on Las Vegas Boulevard from downtown to Sahara Avenue.
In addition, routes 105 (Martin L. King), 108 (Paradise) 116 (Koval/Industrial) and 207 (Alta/Steward) will have detours during the street's closure.
For more information, contact the RTC at (702) 228-RIDE or visit rtcsnv.com.