Trams for Vegas?

Las Vegas has a monorail, but due to political intrigue, it doesn’t service the main airport and is next to useless.

I would surmise that the powers that be do not know enough about modern LRT and do not worry about competition from a “tram”

What I find interesting is the USD $460 million cost for 8.7 mile (14 km.), (CAD$600 million) which is certainly much cheaper at $43 million/km than the $80 million/km for the proposed Surrey LRT.

I wonder if the trams will feature slot machines?

Other than being an elevated billboard, the Las Vegas monorail

is next to useless as a people mover.

The proposed Maryland Parkway 8.7-mile (14 km.) , $460 million light rail route at LAS VEGAS, the southern Nevada casino-resort city, would have LRT tracks flanking the roadway inside of running in the center, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Maryland Parkway LRT would extend east from downtown and then head south more or less parallel to the “Strip” of casinos on Las Vegas Boulevard and wind up at the southern end at McCarran International Airport. It would be entirely at grade and would be a “streetcar” similar to LRT services at Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Denver. Public meetings will be held March 15 and 16, preparing the way for an environmental assessment study:

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  1. jim says:

    I was under the impression the monorail was shut down a few years ago? It also doesn’t service the main strip, and it seems many of the resorts / casinos have their own transportation system of some sort, leading to a bunch of useless truncated systems. That town is a bloody mess.

    Zwei replies: No, the monorail still runs.

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