The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and local officials from the city of Henderson, Henderson Chamber of Commerce and Stations Casinos marked the official opening of a new park-and-ride location on the property of Fiesta Henderson on Sept. 25. The location is the 12th park-and-ride location to be added to the RTC’s repertoire in an effort to enhance workforce mobility and connectivity for commuters throughout the valley.
The park-and-ride lot at Fiesta Henderson offers parking spaces for commuters and is served by the Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), providing a direct link with limited stops to the downtown areas of Las Vegas and Henderson. The park and ride spaces are located on the northeast corner of the Fiesta Henderson parking lot, accessible by Fiesta Henderson Drive.
“The RTC places great value on our partnerships with the business community,” said Tina Quigley, general manager for the RTC. “Thanks to the partnership with Fiesta Henderson, we are able to make it more convenient for local residents to get around Henderson and to travel to downtown Las Vegas, where parking is limited, in about 30 minutes.”
At the event, numerous local officials and dignitaries were in attendance, including Mark Birtha, vice president and general manager of Fiesta Henderson; Debra March and Gerri Schroder, councilwomen for the city of Henderson; Scott Muelrath, president and CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce; and James Campos, senior advisor on economic development and business outreach at Nevada State College.
“We’re very excited to partner with the RTC on this new transportation offering,” added Birtha. “At Fiesta Henderson and Station Casinos, we fully support our local community and are committed to making this successful in the long term. The partnership with the RTC is a great opportunity to bring the Henderson and downtown Las Vegas areas closer together and at the same time increase ease and options for those that depend on this tremendous resource.”
Fiesta Henderson provided parking stalls and allowed the RTC to install a bus shelter on property at no cost to the RTC.
Park and ride locations promote sustainable transportation in southern Nevada by offering commuters a convenient location near home to park their car and access alternative transportation to work, such as carpooling or transit. Through public-private partnerships, like that with Stations Casinos and Fiesta Henderson, the RTC has been able to offer multiple locations to serve residents throughout the valley. Each new park and ride addition offers commuters greater transportation alternatives.