If you like to explore while Downtown, You can now get around a little quicker and safer then you could before. I Love exploring the entire downtown area, including the "rough" areas. I just consider it part of Vegas lore and the History that made Downtown what it is today. Atomic Liquor and Bunkhouse, Pawn Plaza and Pawn shop, Chicago Joes and El Sombrero and on and on. I have jumped buses and even walked in 110 degree heat just to experience these places in the pass. I always feel like an Idiot when I get to where Im going and im full of sweat and my feet are killing me because I'm way older then I was when I lived in the area. There are so many great restaurants, parks and shopping spots throughout the Downtown I cant believe it took this long to conjure up a free shuttle. From what I understand locals and visitors alike are welcome to use the service. It makes 7 important stops as of today.
1. The Bonneville Transit Center,
2. Art Way and Boulder Ave.
3. Pawn Plaza, 4. Fremont East. 5. The Mob Museum, 6. Fremont Street Experience, (Main Street) and 7. Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. I am on board this idea in a huge way. I can now do more spur of the moment trips and cut down on bus rides. 2 shuttles will be running constantly so plan about 20 minutes between stops.
The big picture calls for expansion to The Natural History Museum and possibly Cashman sports complex, which could be available after the initial 6 month trial run. The Mayor said she is hoping advertisement dollars will keep the shuttles a float for a long time to come.
If I was her I would talk with Mr. Tony Hsieh, I heard he's on board with developing the downtown area, or so he says.