University Faculty, Staff, Student, and Senior Riders


Enjoy free unlimited rides on RTC RIDE buses throughout Reno/Sparks

Students, faculty and staff have a new, free transportation option. It’s called a ED-Pass for UNR and an ED-Pass for TMCC and they are now able to use their UNR or TMCC IDs to RIDE any of RTC’s fixed-route buses for free as well as the RTC Carson Connector and FlexRIDE. The RTC is excited about this new program and its potential to increase ridership and reduce congestion in our community.

When you consider the costs of insurance, parking, gas, and vehicle maintenance, taking the bus can really save you some money. Additionally, the RTC anticipates the program could lead to less traffic congestion on campus, better parking due to a reduced number of cars around campus, reduced carbon emissions, and better public transportation awareness and ridership.

New transit riders can visit our website to plan their trips. They can also call RTC at (775) 348-RIDE and customer service agents can help plan the trip.


More and more seniors use public transit than ever before. On RTC RIDE, seniors and people with disabilities make up 32% of all passenger trips. In light of today’s high gas prices, riders discover that using public transit in the Truckee Meadows offers real savings and convenience. Riders age 60 or older enjoy discounted fares. Savvy seniors use public transit! RTC RIDE is safe, affordable and easy to use.

The RTC often works with the City of Reno to outreach to senior residents.

Free travel training is also available through the RTC.  Call (775) 348-RIDE (7433) for more information.

For times when you are unable to travel by RTC RIDE, consider Washoe Senior Ride, a subsidized taxi transportation program.