Las Vegans often complain about the traffic. But even in rush hour our problems pale in comparison with other cities. Except in one place - the Strip.
In recent decades, the road has been widened and bridges have been built to stop herds of pedestrians blocking intersections. The monorail was supposed to cut down on traffic and then the RTC added express buses to encourage tourists to leave their cars in the parking garage.
But if any of that has made much difference, that's not easy to see most Saturday nights on the Strip when the traffic is usually bumper to bumper. So what can be done to fix the problem? Extend the monorail? Build extra car lanes? Put tunnels under the Strip so tourists don't block hotel driveways every time a light changes? Can we extend the freeway?
Tom Skancke, President and CEO, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Bruce Woodbury, Former Clark County Commissioner and Director, Las Vegas Monorail Company
Tom Hawley, Traffic and Transportation Reporter, NEWS 3
Steve Sebelius, columnist, Las Vegas Review-Journal
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