$300,000 contract

Las Vegas Strip employees to get addition transportation options during Formula 1 Grand Prix

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In preparation for the upcoming Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, employees working along the Las Vegas Strip are set to benefit from additional transportation options during the much-awaited event.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) recently approved a $300,000 contract that would facilitate the transportation through buses of Resort Corridor employees from satellite parking locations to the race circuit during the race week.

According to the board's agenda, any remaining unutilized funds from this allocation will be covered by available general funds.

During a presentation at the board meeting, Southern Nevada officials emphasized that significant traffic constraints are anticipated due to the Grand Prix event. To alleviate this, they decided to offer bus transportation as an option in addition to the monorail service. 

Both the buses and monorail are expected to operate throughout the race days. The cost of the buses will be covered by the approved agenda item, while monorail costs will be borne by the employees.

Steve Hill, CEO and President of LVCVA

Steve Hill, CEO and President of LVCVA, explained the rationale behind providing bus services, saying: "Only having four bridges for access, we need to make sure we have the most effective way to move people in and out of the circuit, especially when the circuit is closed."

"Buses are the best way to do that because you're moving 50 or so people in instead of two or three in a personal vehicle. It just makes the limited access inside the circuit the most efficient."

For the convenience of Resort Corridor employees, the Las Vegas Convention Center will offer 4,300 parking spots, while employers on the Strip are expected to have at least 10 satellite parking lots.

During race activities from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., it is estimated that approximately 10,000 employees may require access in and out of the circuit. To ensure efficient transport, officials are currently examining multiple routes for each bus line, allowing flexibility based on race-day circumstances.

Steve Hill stated: "Since this is our first time, we'll learn as we go. We probably have three or four alternative routes from each parking location so that it's easy to adjust based on what's going on with the track."

For the general public, various transportation options are also in place. These include park-and-ride locations as well as Uber drop-off points. Formula 1 organizers will launch an app that provides information such as parking details, transportation options, and maps.

The Formula 1 event is expected to impact RTC (Regional Transportation Commission) bus routes in the Resort Corridor. Specific routes will experience stop closures and delays, with dates of effectiveness mentioned.

RTC officials are advising riders to anticipate significant delays if using RTC routes in the area, promising to provide ongoing updates concerning further closures and detours.

Race officials have mentioned that a comprehensive traffic control plan is being finalized and will be submitted for approval to Clark County on October 19

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