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RTC to launch innovative ‘ride on demand’ Paratransit service
As another means to expand and improve transportation services for all residents, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) today announced it is launching a six-month pilot program with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., for Southern Nevada Transit Coalition (SNTC) Paratransit riders beginning Monday, Feb. 12.
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“We are always looking for innovative ways to improve service and move customers around the valley more efficiently and effectively. This partnership with Lyft provides an efficient solution and option for Paratransit customers,” said RTC General Manager Tina Quigley, who noted transit agencies in Boston, Washington D.C., and Orange County, Calif., have launched similar programs with great success. “Through this partnership and pilot, Paratransit customers can expect more flexible service and the ability to be more spontaneous by scheduling rides on demand, something they previously could not do.”
Touro University Nevada Hosts ‘Leadership Henderson’ Professional Group to Improve Community Awareness About Healthcare Education
Leadership Henderson, a nonprofit organization under the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation, visited Touro University Nevada for its ‘Education and Healthcare Day’ on Jan. 12.
As part of the group that included more than 30 community leaders representing an assortment of industries across Southern Nevada, Leadership Henderson members spent the day learning about the ways Touro is making an impact in both healthcare and education across the Silver State.
“These leaders want to know and understand what the challenges are within this community,” said Kelly Green, Leadership Henderson Director. “They also want to know what we are doing well and where they can be of more assistance. It’s important that we educate them because these professionals are very community oriented.”
Barrick's BattleBorn series will bring together Nevada's tech and innovation community
Barrick Gold Corporation has joined forces with Cisco, Switch and Unearthed to provide Nevada’s innovation and tech community with a premier opportunity to build skills, scale ventures and engage with great talent.
“Barrick is excited to host the state’s first global mining hackathon in Las Vegas,” said Michael Brown, President, Barrick USA. “We are at the forefront of transforming traditional mining with digital technologies, and we look forward to bringing our technology partners to Las Vegas to work with talented innovators and generate fresh ideas for our industry.”
BattleBorn, a name inspired by the Nevada state flag, was created by the world’s leading gold mining company to infuse the resource industry with bold ideas and exponential technologies. BattleBorn includes a series of boot camps, a 54-hour hackathon, and a startup exchange, that will bring together competitors, observers, industry leaders, and startups.