Las Vegas to Extend Monorail to Airport

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Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas is making a major move to cut travel times by extending its monorail service to McCarran International Airport beginning in 2011.

The Las Vegas Monorail Company said the elevated train that currently runs between the Sahara and the MGM Grand would be extended 4.2 miles with five new stops, including Terminal 1 and the planned Terminal 3 at McCarran.

Company President and CEO Curtis Myles called the extension an answer to growing traffic congestion in Las Vegas since about 70 percent of travelers arriving at the airport go directly to one of the major hotels along the Strip. He also cited plans for more than 40,000 new hotel rooms in the next few years and an expected increase in visitor volume.

The company offers bulk ticket purchases to organizers of conventions and trade shows.

Reach Curtis Myles at (702) 699-8200 or curtis@lvmonorail.com