Michael Reinhardt resident of Shelton, Conn. was greeted with Vegas fanfare as he entered Monorail faregates
The Las Vegas Monorail Company celebrated the Monorail's 40 millionth rider on Saturday, Dec. 19, marking a milestone for the Las Vegas Strip transportation system. The official 40 millionth rider was Michael Reinhardt, a resident of Shelton, Conn. Reinhardt and wife Dilek were greeted with a gift basket filled with Las Vegas fanfare at the Bally's/Paris Las Vegas Monorail Station.
"This is a moment worthy of recognition," said Ingrid Reisman, vice-president of corporate communications for the Las Vegas Monorail Company. "Forty million riders on just 3.9 miles of system is significant. In fact, the Las Vegas Monorail carries more passengers per mile than any other rail system in the U.S. We're proud to contribute to Resort Corridor mobility and are pleased that so many visitors continue to choose the Las Vegas Monorail as their transportation option."
In 2008 alone, the Monorail reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 61 tons and eliminated an estimated 3.4 million vehicle miles that would have otherwise congested our Las Vegas roadways. In addition, during large conventions like CES, SEMA, NAB, and World of Concrete, the Las Vegas Monorail carries more than 70,000 people into and out of the Las Vegas Convention Center over the course of each four-day event.
The Reinhardts were presented with an oversized commemorative Monorail ticket and a Las Vegas gift basket containing Las Vegas Monorail tickets, a dining certificate for the Hard Rock Cafe, tickets to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, a complimentary airplane/helicopter tour for two to the Grand Canyon provided by Papillon Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, tickets for two to Legends in Concert at Harrahs Las Vegas and Donny & Marie at the Flamingo Las Vegas, and an assortment of Las Vegas souvenirs provided by the Las Convention and Visitors Authority and other Monorail partners. They were in Las Vegas for both business and leisure travel.
ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL
The Las Vegas Monorail is an easy and convenient connection to the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to the city's world-class restaurants, shows, shops, clubs, hotels and casinos. Monorail riders can travel the world-famous Las Vegas Strip in 15 minutes or less in a safe, comfortable and clean environment without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system has seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally's/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah's/Imperial Palace; Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas Hilton; and the Sahara. As one of the nation's most environmentally friendly public transportation systems, the Monorail's electric trains are zero-emission vehicles and consistently run at 99 percent operational efficiency, indicating an optimal level of performance from people, processes and technology. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call (866) 4-MONORAIL or (866) 466-6672; visit www.lvmonorail.com; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations and station hotels.
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