Welcome!

News Feed Item

Las Vegas Monorail Carries 60 Millionth Passenger

LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Las Vegas Monorail Company transported its 60 millionth rider yesterday, with the lucky rider receiving a Las Vegas gift package including a weekend stay, souvenirs and tickets to iconic Las Vegas shows and attractions. Steve Riley from San Diego, CA had the good fortune to be the 60 millionth rider through the fare gates Thursday afternoon, while visiting Las Vegas with his wife Laura, and was greeted by Las Vegas Host Committee Chairman & official ambassador of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman with his signature martini, traditional showgirls, Monorail representatives and a showering of Las Vegas prizes.

Las Vegas Ambassador Oscar Goodman, 60 millionth rider Steve Riley and wife Laura Riley, Las Vegas Monorail Company Vice President and CMO Ingrid Reisman and showgirls mark the occasion

"We're thrilled to welcome our 60 millionth rider on the iconic Las Vegas Monorail," said Monorail Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ingrid Reisman.  "It is an exciting time to be in Las Vegas.  With the recent openings of the High Roller observation wheel and the Linq entertainment, dining and shopping district, as well as the much anticipated openings of The Cromwell and SLS Las Vegas which are all easily accessible from our Monorail stations, we are able to even better deliver visitors and locals alike to the diverse array of options the Las Vegas Strip offers."  

The prize package the lucky passenger will receive includes:

  • 2 night stay at Bally's from Caesars Entertainment
  • Dinner for 2 from The Palm Restaurant at Caesars
  • 2 Tickets to Jubilee from Caesars Entertainment
  • 2 tickets for Las Vegas High Roller from Caesars Entertainment
  • 2 tickets to Absinthe from Outdoor Solutions
  • Dinner for 2 from Pampas Brazilian Grille
  • Las Vegas Night Strip Bus Tour w/Champagne Toast from Grayline Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas Strip helicopter flight for 2 from Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
  • Raft Trip for 2 from Black Canyon Adventures
  • Bootleg Canyon Zipline Tour for 2 from Flightlinez
  • Gift Package compliments of CSI: The Experience
  • Admission for 2 for the Mob Museum
  • Gift Package compliments of myVEGAS
  • Welcome to Las Vegas Light up sign from LVCVA

For Las Vegas visitors enjoying a long weekend, an extended stay or a convention or tradeshow, the Las Vegas Monorail is an easy and hassle free way to travel between all things Las Vegas. Vegas's hottest attractions and entertainment can be found along the Monorail's seven stop route, including the newest additions to the Las Vegas Strip: The Linq and the High Roller observation wheel, and the soon to open properties: The Cromwell boutique hotel and SLS Las Vegas.  

The Monorail has seen an increase in first quarter 2014 ridership and revenue, reporting 13.1% ridership increase to 1,148,619 riders over the quarter and 10.3% revenue increase to $5,090,958 total fare revenue for the quarter. The system continues to experience increases in advanced sales, and the launch of the new Monorail website has resulted in increased online traffic.

"This marks the third consecutive quarter of increased ridership on the system, and yet another positive milestone," said Reisman.  "We will also be celebrating the system's 10th anniversary this July, completing our first decade of service for both Las Vegas visitors and locals to quickly and conveniently navigate the traffic and crowds on the Las Vegas Strip."

When asked why they chose the Monorail to navigate the Las Vegas Strip, Steve said, "[The Las Vegas Monorail] is a very convenient and effective way to get around Las Vegas, and we take it every time we are here."

Video of the event can be found here, http://youtu.be/t1FLeEEpa7g

Note to Editors:

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 (closest station to The Cromwell boutique hotel opening this year); Harrah's/The Quad (closest station to The Linq and High Roller observation wheel); Las Vegas Convention Center; LVH; and Sahara Avenue (connected to the soon to open SLS Las Vegas). As one of the nation's most environmentally-friendly public transportation systems, the Monorail's electric trains are zero emission vehicles.  For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.lvmonorail.com; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations and station hotels.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140418/76515

SOURCE Las Vegas Monorail Company

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Twistlock, the leading provider of cloud container security solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Twistlock is the industry's first enterprise security suite for container security. Twistlock's technology addresses risks on the host and within the application of the container, enabling enterprises to consistently enforce security policies, monitor...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...
The goal of Continuous Testing is to shift testing left to find defects earlier and release software faster. This can be achieved by integrating a set of open source functional and performance testing tools in the early stages of your software delivery lifecycle. There is one process that binds all application delivery stages together into one well-orchestrated machine: Continuous Testing. Continuous Testing is the conveyor belt between the Software Factory and production stages. Artifacts are ...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost and time for product recall as well as advance trade. Are you curious about Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation and growth? In her session at 20th Cloud Exp...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Most Influential ‘Smart Cities - IIoT' Account and @BigDataExpo has been named fourteenth by Right Relevance (RR), which provides curated information and intelligence on approximately 50,000 topics. In addition, Right Relevance provides an Insights offering that combines the above Topics and Influencers information with real time conversations to provide actionable intelligence with visualizations to enable decision making. The Insights service is applicable to eve...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Grape Up will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company specializing in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the U.S. and Europe, Grape Up works with a variety of customers from emergi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon Valley, California.
Developers want to create better apps faster. Static clouds are giving way to scalable systems, with dynamic resource allocation and application monitoring. You won't hear that chant from users on any picket line, but helping developers to create better apps faster is the mission of Lee Atchison, principal cloud architect and advocate at New Relic Inc., based in San Francisco. His singular job is to understand and drive the industry in the areas of cloud architecture, microservices, scalability ...
Back in February of 2017, Andrew Clay Schafer of Pivotal tweeted the following: “seriously tho, the whole software industry is stuck on deployment when we desperately need architecture and telemetry.” Intrigue in a 140 characters. For me, I hear Andrew saying, “we’re jumping to step 5 before we’ve successfully completed steps 1-4.”
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain.
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTred processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.