Are those systems ever self-supporting?
I highly doubt public transportation is ever self supporting but is heavily subsidized.
That's why regional transit here in Detroit got shot down last November. Tax payers don't want another burden. We have two systems here, DDOT and SMART and that vote would've created a third one. What they need to do is combine the two existing ones into one service.
Yep, I gotta think that DOUBLING the # of buses on the Strip would be 1000x more cost efficient than any sort of additional monorail, above or especially BELOW ground.Quote: Wizard
I'd like to see the city add more buses as the ones they already have are often filled to capacity on busy days.
Would you ride it if tickets were priced to pay for it over time ? $ 73 per one way ride ?Quote: MrV
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?
I understand that the cost of installing an underground transportation system now would probably be prohibitive, but why didn't they consider it "back in the day?"