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Flixbus To Las Vegas

There are a lot of options on inexpensive bus service from Southern California to Las Vegas including Greyhound, Bolt Bus, Mega Bus and now the newest competitor Flixbus from Germany. Unlike the other competitors Flixbus doesn’t actually own their own buses and is a app an website where they take care of the booking of tickets as well as back end technology as well as the routes and marketing for the company; Each of the green Flixbus logo buses are run by independent bus companies that Flixbus has partnered with who provide the drivers and buses. The first day of …

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EDC Standard Shuttle Passes

The countdown is on to the Electric Daisy Carnival which happens later this month May 18th to 20th at the Las Vegas Speedway. If you plan on attending the event on question is always how to get back and forth between your hotel and the event with the big crowds;  A very popular option is the shuttles which the EDC provides from various points on and near the Strip as well as Downtown. There are two categories of shuttles but for this story we will discuss the Standard shuttles which run for $90 plus fees for round trip transportation for …

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Google Pay For Monorail Tickets

If you plan to use the monorail during your time in Las Vegas they have now added the option to use Google Pay to pay for your ticket. Several transit systems around the country now allow you to use Apple Pay in cities such as Portland and Salt Lake City but the Las Vegas monorail is the first transit system to allow Google Pay. To take advantage of Google Pay and use the virtual transit ticket you must first buy a ticket from the monorails website and, then download it to your Google Pay app on your phone. Once at …

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Mirage Tram Closed

The free elevated tram that for years has transported visitors between the Mirage and the Treasure Island has closed with a planned reopening not until November of this year at the earliest. The tram was originally built to transport visitors between both of the Steve Wynn owned properties although it’s been years since he owned the properties and in recent times with two different owners for each resort it’s amazing they have kept it running. The tram cars have no driver but they still required an employee to oversee the tram line and as part of the upgrade lit will …

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Taxi Ridership Drops Again

It shouldn’t really be a surprise with the popularity of Uber and Lyft that ridership and revenue for Las Vegas taxi companies is down for a third year in a row. Taxi trips in Las Vegas totaled 19.9 million which was down 13.6% and revenue was down 13.7% and most likely this won’t stop as the taxi industry hasn’t been able to offer a competing app that has shown much traction. One bright spot is during the recent Consumer Electronic Show on the first day, taxis were popular with 18,413 pickups that day compared with 11,465 for the competing services.

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The Strip Without Cars?

]A Clark County Commissioner has gotten a lot of press lately, when he suggested that maybe private vehicles could be banned from the Strip. If you have ever driven down the Strip especially during the evening hours with the huge volume of slow moving traffic you might think this might be a good idea; to just let pedestrians as well as buses use the part of Las Vegas Blvd commonly called the Strip. The main drawbacks to this plan include closing the Strip would just push the traffic to nearby streets which themselves would become clogged, it also would also …

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Monorail Extension Plans

A monorail extension to Mc Carran International Airport or to Downtown Las Vegas has often been discussed but it doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon but another extension may happen; Approval has been given for a extension from the MGM Grand to the Mandalay Bay although the details such as design, stations, permissions especially from MGM Resorts as well as financing need to be worked out. At present a smaller monorail runs between the Excalibur and Mandalay resorts with a stop in between at the Luxor in one direction it’s not known if that monorail would be incorporated …

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Taking A Bus Down The Strip

A popular inexpensive option to get up and down the Strip as well as to Downtown is by RTC city bus; Yes even people that would never take a city bus at home use the bus to get around. There is two main options for taking the bus one is the gold double decker buses called the Deuce and the other is the Strip and Downtown Express buses which look like futuristic single decker bendy buses. The are some important differences between the two the Deuce double deckers stop at every major resort on the Strip and, if you haven’t …

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Frontier Adds More Flights

Frontier Airlines has become a big presence at McCarren International Airport over the last few years and back in May it announced that the airline was opening by the end of 2018 a new crew base in Las Vegas to improve reliability. The airline has now announced that it will add a three day a week non stop service between Las Vegas and Indianapolis with the planes scheduled to leave Las Vegas in early morning and depart Indianapolis at 2:20 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 

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Allegiant Air Adds Flights To LV

The low-cost airline that has gained a big presence in Las Vegas in recent years Allegiant Air has announced the addition of two new routes to Las Vegas. The two new cities are Ogden, Utah and Omaha, Nebraska with service to Las Vegas beginning November 17th. The two new routes if they meet expectations could bring an additional 33,000 more visitors each year in these two new year-round routes.

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EDC Getting There

The organizers of this weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival as well as local police and officials do a good job trying to keep things moving but with 140,000 people going to EDC there will be some delays. If you are not visiting EDC I would avoid Interstate 15 north of downtown completely until Monday afternoon. If you are visiting EDC and not taking one of the many paid for or the one free shuttle route abut are taking a taxi have it drop you off at the taxi lot at the speedway only; The Las Vegas Metro Police will not allow …

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Free Shuttle To EDC

If you are attending the Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway you could pay for one of the many shuttles provided by EDC with various pick up points around town. There is also a free EDC shuttle option from the external lots at Craig Ranch Park & Ride which is near Interstate 15. The service will run nightly during the event nights from 6 pm until the end of the event each night. There will be about 100 buses running back and forth from the event but even so they could be busy and seats …

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Taxi Use Down In Las Vegas

This isn’t really a surprise in the age of Uber and Lyft but taxi usage in Las Vegas like many cities is way down, in fact down 19.2 percent for this November over the same time last year. Taxi ridership for November was 1.6 million fares and we wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers continue to drop as the ride call apps like Uber take an ever bigger chunk of the market. There has been some discussion about lowering the fees taxi’s are charged to make them more competitive but time will tell if that slows down the drop off …

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New Way For Brits To Come To LV

Las Vegas has always been a popular destination for people from Great Britain to visit and now with Norwegian Air adding flights to Las Vegas in October they have a new option to get Sin City. Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin service October 31st from London’s Gatwick Airport to Las Vegas with introductory rates at the price of $199 each way. The airline already has service to Las Vegas from Copenhagen and Stockholm with service to Oslo coming soon but the new London service should be really popular and shake up the two British carriers who current provide flights to …

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Transportation: Shuttle Monorail To Wynn

If you want to take the monorail to the Wynn Las Vegas there is not a stop at the Wynn but there is still a way to get there. Take the monorail and get off at the Convention Center station. Then head out to the street in front of the Convention Center called Paradise Road and cross it and on one corner by the Wynn Golf Course is a free shuttle that will take you to the front door of the Wynn. Updated May 12th 2018: The Wynn monorail shuttle used to run for free from the Convention monorail station …

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