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Las Vegas RTC Wins ‘Bike-Friendly’ Award—The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in Las Vegas recently was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business award, the only gold recognition of any organization in Nevada. The agency’s Bike Center inside the Bonneville Transit Center provides free bicycle parking, a full-service bike shop, showers, bike lockers, a repair facility and free bike clinics. Also, the RTC supports users of alternative modes of transportation, such as cycling, by providing prizes to those who report their commutes through the Club Ride Commuter Services program.

Tri-Rail Tracking App—The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) in Pompano Beach recently introduced a tracking app that shows passengers the precise location of their Tri-Rail train and when it will arrive at their station. A map using GPS technology shows the exact location of all active Tri-Rail trains.

Long Beach Opts for Solar LED Lighting—Long Beach (CA) Transit has entered into a contract with Urban Solar to provide the company's RMS 60F autonomous solar-powered LED lighting for 75 of the agency’s bus shelters.

Riverside Expands Go-Pass—The Riverside (CA) Transit Agency (RTA) has added Norco College to the six area higher education institutions already participating in the Go-Pass program, which provides unlimited rides to students for a low per-semester cost. Students can ride RTA buses simply by swiping their school IDs.
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