Las Vegas Monorail 'Best Bet' for Travel on New Year's Eve When the Strip is Closed to Traffic

Las Vegas, NV, December 25, 2008 --( With thousands of revelers descending upon the Strip on New Year’s Eve, the Las Vegas Monorail will continue to operate even when the Strip closes to vehicles and buses – representing a convenient transportation option for visitors looking to get to the city’s hottest spots safely, quickly and efficiently. On New Year’s Eve, the system will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. to transport people throughout the night.

“Rather than walking, visitors can let the Monorail do the driving for them, traveling the entire distance of the Strip in 15 minutes or less – which means less time traveling and more time celebrating,” said Ingrid Reisman, vice president of corporate communications for the Las Vegas Monorail.

The Las Vegas Monorail Company offers a ticket type to suite every traveler’s needs: a $5 Single Ride Ticket; $12 Unlimited Ride Day Pass and a $28 Unlimited Ride Three-Day Pass. With trains arriving every few minutes, visitors can glide above the Strip from one party to the next and let the Monorail connect them to Las Vegas’ world-class restaurants, clubs, shows, shops, hotels and casinos. Even as the city’s famous firework displays light up the skies, the system will continue to offer reliable, non-stop service until 3 a.m.

About The Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is an easy and convenient connection to the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to the city’s world-class restaurants, shows, shops, clubs, hotels and casinos. Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in 15 minutes or less in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately-funded Monorail system has seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/Imperial Palace; Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas Hilton; and the Sahara. As one of the nation’s most environmentally-friendly public transportation systems, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero emission vehicles and consistently run at 99 percent operational efficiency, indicating an optimal level of performance from people, processes and technology. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call (866) 4-MONORAIL or (866) 466-6672; visit; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations and station hotels.

Las Vegas Monorail Company
Kristen Hansen