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LAS VEGAS MONORAIL OFFERS $1 FARES FOR LOCALS

 

LAS VEGAS (April 2016) – Nevada residents with valid identification can purchase $1 fares for the Las Vegas Monorail every day of the year. For locals looking for a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to navigate the Strip, there is no better option than the Monorail. With the addition of the T-Mobile Arena to the Strip’s busy entertainment landscape, the Monorail provides easy transport along the Strip during high-attendance events, all the way from the SLS Las Vegas to MGM Grand.

 

“We established the $1 local fare to provide another way to conveniently and cost-effectively participate in events and activities that take place in the Strip corridor of our community,” explains Ingrid Reisman, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Las Vegas Monorail. “With awareness of mass transit’s benefits increasing in Southern Nevada, we hope local residents will consider taking the Monorail when visiting the Strip.”

 

With a stop at the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as a direct connection to eight properties with more than 26,000 hotel rooms, the Las Vegas Monorail is not only economical, but also the most convenient mode of Strip transport—especially when the city hosts major events. Riding the Monorail allows savvy locals to avoid the Strip’s traffic congestion, especially on weekends and in conjunction with major sports events, concerts and conventions.

 

The Las Vegas Monorail is Southern Nevada’s mass transit option that has been lowering travelers’ environmental footprint since opening in 2004. In 2015, its zero-emissions trains reduced toxic emissions by 29.6 tons of carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrous oxides (NOx) and eliminated more than 2.3 million vehicle miles. The system has carried more than 70 million riders since opening.

 

Locals’ discounted fares are available at the customer service ticketing offices & desks, whose locations and hours follow:

 

Ticket Offices:

  • Bally’s/Paris Station: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Harrah’s/The LINQ Station: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Westgate Las Vegas Station: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • SLS Las Vegas Station: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

 

Ticket Desks:

  • MGM Grand at the Monorail station entrances inside The Underground and The District: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Westgate Las Vegas in the hotel lobby next to the bell desk: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL

The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. In minutes, Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations.

 

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7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day began in 1970 when John McConnell proposed that we set aside one day to promote peace and honor Earth. McConnell was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and on April 22nd, 193 countries including the United States will celebrate Earth Day.

Get outside!

Take your dog for a walk, go to the park or take your morning exercise routine outside. Use Earth Day as an opportunity to appreciate and enjoy Mother Nature. There’s almost nothing better than fresh air and sunshine.

Visit a National Park

National Park Weeks runs through April 24th and all entrance fees for the 411 National Parks will be waived. If you’re in Las Vegas, we recommend Lake Mead, Death Valley, or Zion. You can also use the Nation Park Service’s Find Your Park tool to find one near you.

Find an alternative mode of transportation

In the United States, cars produce one-third of all air-pollution. On Earth Day try an alternative form of transportation; ride your bike, take public transportation or carpool.

Try eating vegetarian or vegan

Eat those fruits and vegetables your doctor always talks about and make an earth-friendly choice. Try a smoothie! They’re so delicious that you might forget that it’s good for you.

Support Green Businesses

Celebrate and thank those businesses who go the extra mile to promote and use environmentally friendly products and practices.

Invest in a reusable water bottle

Americans used 50 billion plastic water bottles last year—that’s a ton of waste that ends up in our nation’s landfills. Purchase a reusable water bottle and make a habit of bringing it with you. Not only will this practice save you money, it will also keep you healthy and hydrated.

Ride the Monorail!

The Las Vegas Monorail is completely electric and run zero emissions trains. In 2015, the Las Vegas Monorail aided in the annual removal of an estimated 2.3 million vehicle miles from Southern Nevada’s major roadways. That’s ten trips to the moon!

The Monorail is also responsible for reducing emissions by more than 29.5 tons of carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) over the course of the year. That’s the equivalent of equivalent of 24 black rhinoceros!

To celebrate Earth Day, you can purchase one 2-Day Pass and get another for FREE! That’s right; we’re offering buy-one-get-one free 2-day passes. Just use code GREEN16 when purchasing your tickets online or at one of our etickting kiosks. It’s that easy!

You only have 48 hours to get your BOGO 2-Day passes, so hurry up and get those tickets!

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on social media. You’ll be the first to know about all the excitement happening on the Las Vegas Monorail!

 

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7 Reasons to Get Excited for the T-Mobile Arena

Look out Las Vegas! There’s a new venue in town. On April 6th the city known for entertainment will welcome the T-Mobile Arena to the Las Vegas Strip.

It’s beautiful!

Renderings of the arena are impressive. It’s modern and artistic but welcoming.

Mother Nature is definitely a fan

Hey! They’re green too! The T-Mobile Arena was built for U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification.

It’s not just an arena

Guests will access the arena through a walking promenade called The Park. This walking promenade will complement the arena with restaurants, bars and retail shops. Water features and art installations will complete the space.

Talk about talent

The first few weeks of events are impressive. Kicking it off is Las Vegas Rock band The Killers followed by two nights of Guns N’ Roses. Wow, this city will rock! Harlem Globetrotters takes the court on April 19th. Next up will be country music legend George Strait, Janet Jackson and the Garth Brooks World Tour.

You can invite ALL your friends

Depending on the kind of event, the arena can seat anywhere up to 20,000. With such a large capacity it’s sure to be a party. The T-Mobile Arena recommends that guests take public transit to avoid traffic.

You can skip the parking

You can get there using the Las Vegas Monorail! Hop on at any one of our convenient stops and take the Monorail to the MGM Grand station. From there, it’s a short walk to the T-Mobile Arena entrance.

We’re offering any of you concert goers 20% off Unlimited Ride Passes. You can get them here!

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on social media. You’ll be the first to know about all the excitement happening on the Las Vegas Monorail!

 

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Phone Chargers at the Monorail

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Need a Charge?

We know how it is. That feeling when you realize that you have 6% battery left on your phone and you need a charger pronto! Las Vegas is not the place for a social media cleanse. You have photos to take, and thoughts to tweet.

The Las Vegas Monorail has the solution. We partnered with MobileQubes to make sure you can stay connected. No more asking your friends to use their phones, or worse, going without.

How does it work?

MobileQubes provides portable battery rentals for mobile devices. It’s like your favorite DVD rental service but for a portable charger.

You can rent or purchase a battery pack – or Qube – that you can return later. After you pick up your MobileQube at one of our stations, you can return at any of their kiosks. You can find them in airports, hotels, convention centers, professional sports arenas and casinos.

The qubes are compatible with both iPhone and Android devices.  The best part? There’s no cord or need for a power source. You can also recharge the Qube in case your phone just can’t keep up with your Vegas lifestyle.

Don’t miss the perfect photo op because you’re out of juice. Explore Las Vegas fully charged and let us keep you connected.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on social media. You’ll be the first to know about all the excitement happening on the Las Vegas Monorail!

 

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Travel to UFC 196 with the Monorail

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Make UFC 196 a Knockout

All eyes will be on MGM Garden Arena March 5th as UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor takes on Nate Diaz at  UFC 196. The competition between the two is already beginning to heat up and there’s no shortage of bad blood. The matchup is personal, and it’s certain to capture the attention of fans not only in Las Vegas but also worldwide.  You can see the full fight card here.

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will also take on Miesha Tate in the UFC 196 co-main event. Holm has had quite the exciting year after defeating Ronda Rousey for UFC 193 back in November. However, Tate has a lot of experience and is currently on a winning streak. The two are friendly, but focused and looking forward to the matchup.

Tickets for the event went on sale Friday, January 22nd, but if you don’t have a ticket for the big fight, there are still plenty a few great seats remaining to take in the action. You’re certain to find committed fans at the MGM Race and Sports Book. We also like the William Hill Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas.  Zip the strip on the Monorail and enjoy one of the best burgers in town from Umami Burger, and catch every round on the 50 TV’s indoor and out!

Takedown traffic and road rage, by jumping on the Monorail at any of our seven stations and arriving at your destination in minutes. Plus, UFC fans receive 20% off multi-day passes here or by using the code UFC16 at one of our e-ticketing kiosks.

What are you waiting for, get your Monorail pass now, it’s always a winning card!

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on social media. You’ll be the first to know about all the excitement happening on the Las Vegas Monorail!

 

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Calling All Country Music Fans!

 

Calling all Country Music Fans!

The Academy of Country Music is bringing some of the biggest and best names in country music to Las Vegas for their 4th Annual ACM Party for Cause.

The three-day festival, beginning April 1st and ending April 3rd, features headliners Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley.  The roundup of additional artists includes Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Cam, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Kellie Pickler, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion, and more to come!

Proceeds from ticket purchases go to benefit ACM Lifting Lives, which supports military families in the transition back into civilian life.

The Las Vegas Festival Grounds, located west of the SLS Las Vegas, will host the three-day festival. This many country music stars is sure to bring large crowds and traffic to the north end of The Strip—and we don’t mean horses!

The Las Vegas Monorail is the best way to save those boots for scootin’. After all, as all good country music fans know, you should always be ready for a two-step.

The Monorail has a convenient station located at SLS Las Vegas. From there, it’s minutes to our additional six stops.

If the three-day festival isn’t enough, take The Monorail to the MGM Grand for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3rd. Superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are the evening’s co-hosts and it’s guaranteed to be a good time.

We’re so wild about the western festival that we’re offering a 20% discount on our multi-day unlimited ride passes. Get your Monorail passes for the ACM Party for Cause here!

What are you waiting for? Giddyup and get those tickets!

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on social media. You’ll be the first to know about all the excitement happening on the Las Vegas Monorail!