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English Double Decker Buses to Make Strip Debut

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 20th April 2005 11:56pm
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A fleet of 50 double-decker buses imported from Great Britain, like the ones used in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York, are set to begin operating on the Strip in May as part of an effort by the Regional Transportation Commission to ease traffic and bus congestion on the boulevard.

The buses, made by the firm Transbus, the largest bus builder in Britain, cost about $560,000 apiece, according to the commission. Las Vegas will join San Francisco and Vancouver as the only North American cities that have ordered the company’s two-floor vehicles.

Under the commission’s plan approved last year, the buses will run along the Strip first and could eventually extend to western and eastern Las Vegas and 40 miles southwest to the border town of Primm on Interstate 15.


[ Buses: 1 Monorail: 0 at the end of the first inning - Ed ]



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