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New rideRTC Mobile App

The RTC’s official smartphone app, rideRTC  is now available. It allows you to  plan your trip, find a bus  and buy  transit passes, all on your smartphone.
You can buy passes ahead of time and then activate them when you need them (similar to the way Monorail passes work). For full details, visit the RTC’s  mobile app page.

The iOS version is available via iTunes here:

The Android Version is available in the Google Play store here:

The RTC has also announced a number of schedule and route changes effective November 6, 2016. The Deuce and SDX are not affected. The full list is available here:  http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/november-6-2016-service-changes/


Parking at MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts in Las Vegas will start charging for parking on  June 6, 2016.  If you use the Self-Parking garages, the first hour will be free. After that, the  rates vary.  Here are the details:

Registered Hotel Guests

  • Parking is not included in the Resort Fee.
  • The Parking  Fee may be charged to your room bill.
  • Your parking fee provides you with in-out privileges within the same parking type (self or valet) across all MGM Resorts destinations (subject to availability).
  • Use your room key to access all parking facilities until 11:59 p.m. on the day of check out

M life Rewards Members

  • Self-parking is complimentary* for Pearl, Gold, Platinum and NOIR M life Rewards Members
  • Valet-parking is complimentary* for Gold, Platinum and NOIR M life Rewards Members
  • Scan your qualifying M life card for entry and exit (you do not need to take a ticket)

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48 Hours in Vegas Trip Report

On Monday, I posted about my planning process for this trip. This is how it all turned out. Warning: This is a long narrative post.

Monday morning after only a few hours of sleep I headed to the airport. I got there at 5am for a 6:25am flight on Southwest. I almost missed the flight due to surprisingly long security lines. Continue reading 48 Hours in Vegas Trip Report

Allegiant Air Rewards on myVEGAS

myVEGAS has added Allegiant Air as a partner. They are currently offering Rewards for free carry-ons, seat assignments, priority access, airfare credits, companion tickets, free round trip tickets and even full Vegas Vacation and Orlando Vacation packages. The fine print says the Rewards are only good for new bookings, so you probably won’t be able to use a Reward to get a free carry-on or priority access for a flight you already have booked.

Visit myVEGAS for full details.

myVEGAS Allegiant Air Rewards
myVEGAS Allegiant Air Rewards

Las Vegas Taxi Rates Increasing

Although a date has not been set for the new rates to go into effect, the Nevada Taxicab Authority has approved a rate hike. The new rates will be:

  • $3.45 for the initial drop ($0.15 increase)
  • 22 cents per 1/13th of a mile (2 cent increase)
  • $32.40 per hour of wait time ($2.40 increase)
  • The McCarran Airport pickup fee will remain $2.00.

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