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Vegas Monorail Launch Put Off

Vegas Monorail Launch Put Off

NAB showgoers will have to wait until next year to ride the new monorail in Las Vegas. It won’t open in time for NAB2004.
The company overseeing the $650 million futuristic transit system announced that the opening of the monorail system would be delayed because of final testing that had to be conducted at the monorail’s eight stations. Building officials in Clark County, Nev., ordered a demonstration test, in which the system would be run for 30 days continuously.
Due to additional testing, the transit system is slated to open sometime this summer, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“We’ll open it when we’re ready to open, when it’s right and when it’s done,” Jim Gibson, chairman/CEO of monorail manager Transit Systems Management told the Journal.
Developers previously had hoped that the monorail would begin operating by March 1; that date then was pushed back several weeks, as reported here earlier.
NAB has said it is prepared to accommodate attendees with its fleet of shuttle busses and will provide the same number as it did during the 2003 convention.