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Locals alert! Monorail rides for just a buck

Nevada residents can ride the Las Vegas Monorail for $1 per ride.

This news is new to me. Maybe this is "out there" in some circles -- LV Monorail Fan Club meetings, maybe -- but I didn’t know this to be the case until this afternoon. A couple of hours ago a friend commented to me about my blog from the CES/AEE conventions wherein I rode the Monorail for the first time, from the Sahara station to the Las Vegas Convention Center, and paid the usual fare of $5 per ride, or $10 total. I was informed that locals are offered a whopping 80-percent discount, but would have to drill into the Las Vegas Monorail Web site for verification. I found it. I quote the site: “Nevada residents can purchase Monorail tickets at customer service booths with cash only. Must have valid Nevada driver's license, State of Nevada government-issued I.D. or Nevada Sheriff's Card. Local Fare is $1 per ride. Maximum purchase: two (2) tickets per person per day. No bills over $20 can be accepted.”

Thus, a trip from the Sahara to, say, the MGM Grand and back is just $2.

That erases one of my chief complaints, and maybe even Tony Gonzales’s chief complaints, about the Las Vegas Monorail: It is too expensive. Not at a buck a ride, it isn’t. Take advantage – before it’s too late.

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