As the community prepares to honor veterans this Veterans Day, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) continues to raise awareness about its Veterans Medical Transportation Network (VMTN) which launched last year and has since registered more than 5,000 local veterans for the free transit service.
The VMTN provides free door-to-door medical related transportation services for local veterans and their families, including various VA clinics and primary care physician offices. Currently, VMTN transports up to 1,800 veterans per month and is fully accessible, accommodating wheelchairs and motorized scooters.
“Our veterans are an important part of our community and need to be able to access medical facilities,” said Tina Quigley, RTC general manager. “We wanted to be sure to meet the needs of those who have given so much to defend our country by creating an efficient and reliable transit program to help get them to and from medical appointments. By seeking federal grants, partnering with local organizations and utilizing technology to streamline processes, we have successfully created a model program that hundreds of veterans now depend on daily.”
The RTC also offers the Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express (DVX) transit service to the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in North Las Vegas from the RTC’s transit hub, the Bonneville Transit Center in downtown Las Vegas, where riders can connect with other VMTN shuttles.