Saturday, July 17, 2004

Monorail News, 17 Jul 2004

Monorail's first day smooth as 30,515 use new system (Las Vegas Review-Journal) - The Las Vegas Monorail drew 30,515 passengers on its first day of service Thursday, according to company officials, who declined to say whether the number met projections.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Monorail News, 16 Jul 2004

Monorail opens on the Strip to rave reviews (Las Vegas Review-Journal) - After a private debut Wednesday, the world's first fully automated monorail mass transit system opened to the public Thursday morning. The 4.4-mile system runs between Sahara and Tropicana avenues on a route east of the Strip.

Monorail opens in Las Vegas after months of delays
(CNN) - After months of delays, Las Vegas launched a $650 million monorail Thursday that shuttles gamblers to casinos on the Strip while easing traffic along the stretch of glittering resorts.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Light Rail News, 15 Jul 2004

Steps taken to improve safety of METRO light rail (KTRK-TV, Houston) - On Thursday METRO held a meeting to discuss ridership and safety issues. Two specific ways they say they're stepping up safety for drivers and pedestrians: better signs and clearer pavement markings. Since the light rail started up in January, there have been 49 accidents. Now, METRO Chairman David Wolff says they're down to an average of one accident a week.