Free Downtown Loop Shuttle Service Launches

There’s a new way to get around downtown Las Vegas, and it’s free.

The Downtown Loop shuttle service is a six-month pilot program paid for by the City of Las Vegas.

The service runs daily, and bumps uglies (probably not the official term) with seven stops in downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Loop Las Vegas

The folks at Pawn Plaza and the Mob Museum must know a guy.

The Downtown Loop stops at Bonneville Transit Center, The Arts District, Pawn Plaza, Fremont East (on Las Vegas Boulevard, south of Fremont Street), the Mob Museum, Fremont Street Experience (Main Street, south of Fremont) and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

The free shuttle runs from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The 19-passenger buses hit their stops about every 20 minutes.

The new shuttle is a great way to explore parts of downtown you might not otherwise venture to, especially Fremont East, the Mob Museum and Pawn Plaza.

The shuttle costs a pretty penny, $550,000 ($275,000 for the first six months with an option to extend), but would likely be continued if deemed successful, based upon ridership and economic impact.

It remains to be seen what the interest level is. It’s likely the City of Las Vegas will want businesses benefiting from the shuttles to pay for them if they become a permanent offering.

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8 thoughts on “Free Downtown Loop Shuttle Service Launches

  1. RustyHammer

    Brilliant, and overdue.

    Now if they could just add a stop in front of an artisanal casserole joint, they’ll have a successful venture.

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    1. EnuffBull

      It’s just a hop (onboard the deep dish lovemakeing), skip (the anchovies) and a tommy-gun jump from the Mob Museum!

      Reply
  2. Kevin Rackley

    This appears to be a fantastic way to get from the Plaza to El Cortez. But the other way around, not so much.

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  3. Bouldersteve

    Great idea. It will be a hit if its promoted correctly. At least Vital Vegas has done its part.

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    1. AccessVegas

      Plenty of people enjoy the Outlet Mall, and the short hop to the Arts District for some boozing and eating is worth checking out.

      Reply

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