It’s no surprise that many SEMA attendees use the Monorail as the fastest and easiest way to travel to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center but this year the crowds came out in droves!
SEMA expected 130,000 attendees so transportation on the Strip and Paradise Road was quite hectic. It was estimated that taxi line waits were over 45 minutes long, but SEMA attendees on the Monorail only had to wait between 6-18 minutes for the next available train to arrive and board.
The Las Vegas Monorail partners with conventions large and small from citywide conventions like CES with over 150,000 attendees to the smaller shows like PubCon with 2,000 attendees. This year, the Las Vegas Monorail partnered with SEMA show management to offer exclusive discounts on Monorail 3-day, 4-day and 7-day passes. The options of the 3-7 day passes give the convention attendees options to not only use the Monorail traveling to the convention center for the show, but also unlimited travel up and down the strip for dining, entertainment and activities while they visit Las Vegas.
Did you attend SEMA this year? How did you travel to and from the Convention Center?