Las Vegas, if your cell phone is charged and you have the Uber app, you are good to go. (Literally!)
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Our own Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) agreed to form an alliance with Uber to make it much easier for us to get around town without driving our own cars and having to pay for parking (I call it highway robbery) at most Strip casinos.
Tourists who lost all their money at the craps table (thank you for educating the children of Clark County; it wasn’t all a waste!) can now get to the airport affordably.
How The New App Works
Here’s how it works. Bus riders and car riders can now book both kinds of rides on one app. Bus riders do this by purchasing RTC bus passes on their devices through the Uber app.
Bus riders can find all their favorites on Uber’s menu bar in the “Transit Section”:
- Strip and All Access passes
- Hourly passes
- Monthly passes
Just board the bus and scan the ticket from your phone on the onboard validation devices.
Your bus tickets are available even when you are off line.
How You Can Save Money
But this marriage gets even better: You can ride your Uber to a bus stop and then board the bus, making your journey even more economical.
Uber rolled out this hybrid program in Denver last May. Las Vegas is the second city (not Chicago!) to see if public and private can work together for the good of …us!
OK, Las Vegas, I love to “get appy!”
P.S. Dear readers, if you use the hybrid modality to get to the Strip or the airport, let me know how it really works.
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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