Public transportation is getting a much needed update this fall when ACE begins shuttling passengers between major Las Vegas destinations. The new service will be a “train-like” bus that will travel in dedicated lanes and make fewer stops compared to the currently available bus service. ACE will connect riders traveling in and around Downtown, World Market, The Strip and eventually down to the South Terminal at the airport.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that the construction cost is about $52 million.
Visit the Regional Transportation Commission’s (RTC) website for ACE to see a cool video demo of ACE and detailed maps of planned routes and stops.
ACE & Deuce Pricing
$3 one-way ride
$7 day pass
$65 monthly pass
Many residents have swimming pools in their backyards. Those with children in the household should be aware of thes sobering statistics about infant and child drownings in Las Vegas:
- 2009: Two drownings: one-year-old and a two-year-old
- 2008: 10 drownings. All under age four. 44 near drownings
- 2007: Nine drownings. 46 near-drownings. 86 percent were children under four-years-old
- 2006: Seven drownings. 33 near-drownings. 80 percent under four-years-old.
Treasure Island was sold to Phil Ruffin who was the former owner of the New Frontier. He purchased the property from MGM Mirage for $775 million with $600 million paid upfront in cash.
From the comments in the LVRJ article, employees, residents and industry-folk all see this as a good thing for Treasure Island.
These were the Top 10 stories reported on local news website earlier this week:
#1 Police shoot gunman dead at St. Rose Dominican Hospital
Geez, the hospital is supposed to be a place people go to get better, not shot.
#2 Steve Wynn and wife divorcing… again
So much for Las Vegas being the Wedding Capital of the World.
#3 Expectant couple attacked during nightly walk
You’re kidding me, right?
#4 Herbst Gaming to file for bankruptcy
Another sign of the ailing gaming industry. Herbst Gaming owns the Terribles chain of gas station and convenience stores. They also own what used to be Primm Valley at the California border.
#5 Mother hopes to find body of missing daughter
Very sad. Too many of these headlines involve children as you will see.
#6 Lawmakers seek harsh penalties for child prostitution involvement
#7 Vegas: All the break travelers need this spring
We’re a discount destination!
#8 Senate bill aimed at banning texting while driving
Probably a good thing considering how bad drivers in Las Vegas are to begin with.
#9 Infant killed in bicycle-television stand accident
This is probably just bad luck and not related to Las Vegas in any way but still really sad to hear.
#10 Henderson man charged in infant’s death
Not related to #9.
It’s official: Las Vegas is the worst real estate market in the country.
Wishing you’d left the game earlier is a time-honored Las Vegas tradition. Today, that’s true not only for gamblers but for homeowners there. The last time Las Vegas properties were worth more than the average mortgage? August 2003.
Blame overbuilding and risky loans, a gambling mentality or even the desert sun, but based on Thursday’s results from the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, which measures metro home prices in 20 cities through December 2008, Las Vegas is the weakest market in the country.
So we have established that I won’t be visiting Aliante Station but I probably will check on the M Resort. After all, it was “built by locals, for locals.” And the marketing was awesome: it made me want to go.
There were ads all over the place, they flew a blimp over the city and residents received all kinds of promotional materials in the mail (an invitation to join their rewards club, coupons for the restaurants and gaming vouchers). I am particularly excited about 32 Draft which will have a selection of 96 different beers.