Las Vegas will welcome more than 96,000 visitors projected to attend the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show taking place, April 6-11, and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is urging visitors to use public transit during their stay to get to the Las Vegas Convention Center and around the resort corridor.
“Often conventioneers come to our city with a limited budget to pay for travel expenses so public transit is an economical, convenient, fast, flexible and fun way to travel, as there are stops up and down the resort corridor as well as to the Las Vegas Convention Center,” said Tina Quigley, general manager, RTC. “The Deuce itself is a major attraction for visitors, but so is the route as it stops at nearly every main attraction and gaming property on the Las Vegas Strip.”
RTC’s double-decker buses run up and down Las Vegas Boulevard approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day. For visitors, the RTC offers a three-day transit pass at $20.
“Quick and easy access to the Las Vegas Convention Center is a key part in maintaining our status as the No. 1 tradeshow destination,” said Chris Meyer, vice president of sales, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Direct service on the bus system adds to the tremendous mix of transportation options our convention delegates can use.”
The RTC anticipates increases in ridership during the valley’s busiest convention times, like NAB or International CES, which attracted more than 140,000 visitors early this year.
The RTC also offers travelers direct access to the Las Vegas Convention Center via its Strip and Downtown Express (SDX) route, which includes stops near major hotels and attractions. The service also goes to Town Square, the Las Vegas Premium Outlets on the ends of the Strip and the Fremont Street Experience. The SDX route also stops at the RTC’s South Strip Transfer Terminal, where riders can connect to Route 109 to and from McCarran International Airport.