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New Bus Stop at the Institute meets a need of patients, staff
Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) has become the latest stop on the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) transit line, offering service to patients, NVCI employees and the surrounding community.
Starting Jan. 12, NVCI's bus stop will receive transportation service from Bus Route 213. The bus will serve NVCI once an hour, Monday through Friday. Service will begin at 7:35 a.m. and the last one leaves at 6:13 p.m. The new stop is an extension of Bus Route 213 that operates along Desert Inn Road and Lamb Blvd.
An NVCI internal survey conducted early 2008 demonstrated that a bus stop is essential to meet the needs of patients. Many employees also will benefit from the expanded bus services.
NVCI and RTC officials worked together to meet the needs of patients and staff - and start the New Year with a new bus stop.
"We believe a bus stop further expands the reach of our mission and will enable patients to get to the Institute for whom transportation might otherwise be a barrier to access of care," said Cheryl Martin, NVCI chief operating officer. The bus stop also continues NVCI's commitment to the environment; many employees said in the internal survey they want to be able to access public transportation to get to and from work.
To access RTC's 2009 system map go HERE