The Clark County School District announced on Wednesday that it’s entering into a partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission to help with the school bus driver shortage.
CCSD announced that students at 15 area high schools will be allowed to ride RTC buses to and from school with their bus passes on routes that service the participating schools. The program is called the “RideOn” initiative. Students will be riding alongside the general public.
About 4,000 high school students are expected to take part in the program beginning on Monday. Participating schools are Bonanza, Chaparral, Cheyenne, Cimarron, Clark, Del Sol, Desert Oasis, Durango, Green Valley, Las Vegas High, Liberty, Spring Valley, Sunrise Mountain, Valley, and Western.
RTC is also experiencing a driver shortage and is actively recruiting new drivers.