RENO, Nev. — Silverado Stages has announced the addition of regular overnight-ticketed transportation service between Las Vegas and Reno on its Silverado Mainline route.
The Nevada Department of Transportation, with support from a Federal Transit Administration 5311(f) rural intercity bus grant program, and Silverado Stages reinstituted a long-dormant public transportation link for the small communities between Reno and Las Vegas in 2014.
Since then, the service has operated daily in both directions only during daylight hours.
Continued ridership growth has demonstrated need for nighttime service, which allows residents to travel to the doctor, for work, or for shopping during the day and return home at night without needing a hotel room.
Travel is on luxury motorcoaches with all the amenities for comfort and connectivity.
The Silverado Mainline service includes stops in Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Hawthorne, Tonopah, Beatty and Pahrump.
It is the only public transportation connecting this route and the small communities in between, providing rural residents in the towns, unincorporated areas, military installations, Native American and rural communities with transportation day or night.
The Silverado Mainline also connects to the Greyhound stations in Reno and Las Vegas, allowing a seamless ride to destinations throughout the United States and Canada.
“The new Silverado Mainline schedule gives residents of rural Nevada more access to services in the Reno and Las Vegas areas, more conveniently and at lower cost,” said Tony Fiorini, senior vice president of Silverado Stages, who was instrumental in resurrecting the service in 2014.
Also new on the Silverado Mainline are online connections with Google Transit and Apple Maps, allowing users to plan and purchase long-distance trips and providing directions to pick-up and drop-off stops.
Silverado Stages was founded in 1987 and has grown into the largest privately owned motorcoach company in the Southwest and the seventh largest in North America, operating more than 350 motorcoaches and other passenger vehicles.
In addition to its Nevada route, the company provides transportation from the California cities of Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego, and from Phoenix and Sedona, Ariz.
Silverado’s services also include charters, commuter and campus shuttles, convention and event transportation services, and per-capita tours.