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Old 04-20-2012, 02:09 AM
 
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Default No 30 day Bus Pass Sold on the Strip?

Made the mistake of not buying the monthly bus pass at the airport and figured i would buy it on the strip as i was told by others there are many machines that sell it. Well, i walked around the strip from Venetian all the way to Paris and saw 5-6 of these machines. Most of them only sold the 2 hour $5 pass and the $7 24 hour pass. I did see 1 machine sell the 3 day $20 pass.
Does anyone know if there is any place I can buy the monthly 30 day pass for $65 on the strip? I also went to 2 walgreens in between venetian and planet hollywood and none of these 2 places sell it.




Because if there isn't, I'm going to buy the $5 2 hour bus pass and then once i get downtown, i would get the $65 pass.


I see the site that shows all the vendors here.


Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) | Vendor Location (http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/fare_vendors.cfm - broken link)






But is even 1 of these locations on the strip?
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:31 AM
 
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Best bet would be to take a bus to the downtown bus depot to purchase one. Or taking a bus to an Albertsons or Walgreens located off a major street that connects with Las Vegas BLVD.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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Okay, i just spoke with someone on the phone on RTC. They told me since i dont have nevada id... then i will not be allowed to board the bus even though i can buy it. Can someone confirm if this is true? She told me i could buy the pass but when i board the bus, the bus driver or security will ask to see if i have nevada id and if i dont have it, i will have to get off the next stop.

Someone in another forum told me they are not strict about it but the phone operator told me if they do see i dont have nevada id, my monthly card will be useless.


HOWEVER, she states that even though i could buy the 30 day pass, I need to have Nevada Id. She said if i buy the pass and then board the bus, the driver or security will ask me for my Nevada Id and if I don't have one, which I don't... then they will ask me to get off the bus next stop. She told me this nevada resident thing was new as in started september 2011. I told her i spoke with some ppl who know go to vegas and ride the bus and told me they could ride the bus with the 30 day pass and they are not Nevada residents. She said well thats the rule and its a big risk that one takes because if they ask and you dont have it, you wont be able to ride the bus and lose that $65.

Has anyone here had problems with the 30 day pass as in getting denied and not being a nevada resident? She said many times it wasnt allowed and said security will check when you swipe your pass and it shows a 30 day pass.

Also, what should i do right now? I'm thinking about just getting the 24 hour $7 pass at the moment downtown just to see what i can do from here. She suggested i could take the CX bus downtown to las vegas club casino or the stop before that called 4th street carson and then buy the pass there and then hop on the Cx again and that cost an additional $2. But she did mention CX buses take very long... like 30 minutes to come during the weekday and 1 hour wait time during the weekend... is this true?

She said if i buy this pass, I can only ride the CX and buses like the 202 and 108 bus and NOT the Deuce nor the SDX which goes directly to and from downtown to the strip. So i will have lots of waiting if i do this. I had told her its only for the weekends as i will be staying downtown on the weekend only and she said if thats the case... go and buy the 3 day $20 pass. Does anyone here think this is probably the best idea? I think i rather just buy the $7 pass 24 hour everyday but since its 24 hours... i can buy it later when i leave etc and thus save a day or so? I figured earlier hey if i get the monthly pass, i could ride the strip bus on the weekdays as well if i wanted to.

Also, she stated that the CX bus is express which is very fast but mentioned ppl dont ride it as much because its a residential bus and not a strip one.

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Old 04-20-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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well .... there you have your answer.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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This is just really confusing. Another person i spoke to on the phone at first said i can board the deuce bus with the 30 day pass... but if i do this i have to pay an additional $2 each time. That makes no sense at all since i read you cant pay cash on the deuce.

Well then she spoke with a supervisor like the other ppl i spoke to on the phone and now she tells me her supervisor says you do not need nevada id to be able to use the 30 day all access pass and i could take ANY BUS whether strip, residential or whatever.

I really dont understand how 3 different operators on the RTC could have 3 different answers at first and even after speaking to their supervisor, 2 ppl mention no nevada id is fine and another mentions a nevada id is a must.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) | Transit Fare & Pass Information (http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/fare_passes.cfm - broken link)

It looks to me they are confused between residential and strip/downtown passes.

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All residential passes are valid on Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce on the Strip with a local I.D.
(http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/fare_passes.cfm#reduced - broken link)
I don't have any first hand knowledge though.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) | Transit Fare & Pass Information (http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/fare_passes.cfm - broken link)

It looks to me they are confused between residential and strip/downtown passes.



I don't have any first hand knowledge though.
I have never seen a Duece driver ask anybody for an ID although I am not a regular rider. Also it doesn't say what a "local ID" is. You can get a CCW permit without being a resident and use that as a "local ID" since it says "Las Vegas Police Dept" and has your picture on it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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This is just really confusing. Another person i spoke to on the phone at first said i can board the deuce bus with the 30 day pass... but if i do this i have to pay an additional $2 each time. That makes no sense at all since i read you cant pay cash on the deuce.

Well then she spoke with a supervisor like the other ppl i spoke to on the phone and now she tells me her supervisor says you do not need nevada id to be able to use the 30 day all access pass and i could take ANY BUS whether strip, residential or whatever.

I really dont understand how 3 different operators on the RTC could have 3 different answers at first and even after speaking to their supervisor, 2 ppl mention no nevada id is fine and another mentions a nevada id is a must.
Ever heard the expression, " the right hand does not know what the left is doing" That is how the RTC has operated as long as I could remember. get your pass and be done with it. The only hassle I ever witnessed was people using expired passes or half fare passes without the proper ID card.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:24 AM
 
Location: H-Town... "A place to call home"
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Hold up, hold up...

CAT Bus Attack - YouTube
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Hold up, hold up...

CAT Bus Attack - YouTube
That is why people need to stay away from public transportation. It is too much like public housing.
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