MrV
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June 9th, 2017 at 1:33:08 PM permalink
Monorails and trams are okay, but it seems to me that the best way to move people up and down the strip would be by subway, with frequent stops.

An air-conditioned, undergroung tube system would be especially appreciated by tourists when the weather gets hot, which it does for many months at a time.

I wonder why it was never designed and built?

hint: it's not too late!

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JohnnyQ
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June 9th, 2017 at 2:19:37 PM permalink
IF the goal was to eliminate congestion on the strip, then I would propose building a new Monorail track right down the middle of the Strip. They already have all the train cars.

But I don't think anyone actually has that goal in mind. It won't happen because there is no way for casinos to make a profit off of it.
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June 9th, 2017 at 2:23:39 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Monorails and trams are okay, but it seems to me that the best way to move people up and down the strip would be by subway, with frequent stops.

An air-conditioned, undergroung tube system would be especially appreciated by tourists when the weather gets hot, which it does for many months at a time.

I wonder why it was never designed and built?

hint: it's not too late!



Things to consider:

1. Cost & financing
a) ROI
b) maintenance & operating cost
c) bond offering
d) tax & fee
e) public and/or private partnership
f) .

2. Technical feasibility/difficulty ???
a) underground rock/soil formation
b) existing underground electrical/gas/phone lines
c) existing underground water & sewage lines
d) water table (perhaps not a concern in this dry desert)
e) land acquisitions & requirement for eminent domain
f) financial & safety impact to existing casinos and other above ground structures/buildings during construction
g) in-fighting among self interest groups: casino owners, transportation industries, hookers & SP hot GF.
h)

My guess is after all the studies were conducted, underground subway(s) along the strip would not be feasible due to cost and negative ROI.
Ibeatyouraces
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June 9th, 2017 at 2:23:42 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

IF the goal was to eliminate congestion on the strip, then I would propose building a new Monorail track right down the middle of the Strip. They already have all the train cars.

But I don't think anyone actually has that goal in mind. It won't happen because there is no way for casinos to make a profit off of it.


It might put the Deuce/SDX out of business
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June 9th, 2017 at 2:31:24 PM permalink
Zip line between Mandalay and the Trump hotel.
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June 9th, 2017 at 2:41:47 PM permalink
Sure, it would be nice, but I don't think the enormous cost would justify the benefit. The Deuce bus already works pretty well and the monorail is another option. I'd like to see the city add more buses as the ones they already have are often filled to capacity on busy days.

Subways are better left to huge high-density cities.
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Ibeatyouraces
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June 9th, 2017 at 2:53:32 PM permalink
There's too much strip traffic as it is. It's an almost hour ride on the Deuce from MB to downtown. But you're right, it's jammed before making the second stop.
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June 9th, 2017 at 3:17:56 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

There's too much strip traffic as it is. It's an almost hour ride on the Deuce from MB to downtown. But you're right, it's jammed before making the second stop.



True. I'd like to see the monorail extend to downtown, and the airport, but it is what it is.
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June 9th, 2017 at 4:09:15 PM permalink
Strip casinos have spent a lot of money on volcanoes, fountain shows, gondolas, and sphinxes to increase foot traffic and entice gamblers into their establishments. I wonder if they'd be in favor of moving everyone underground.

The price tag would be in the billions; I suppose the county could confiscate all that new parking revenue.

I always appreciate that kind of capital-intensive mass transit as a visitor, but I sure wouldn't like paying for it as a local. Are those systems ever self-supporting?
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June 9th, 2017 at 4:13:21 PM permalink
One light rain sprinkle and a subway would probably flood.
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