John and I were talking last night about public transportation and Las Vegas. In case you don’t know, Las Vegas’ Monorail just declared bankruptcy. No interruption in service, but I’m sure it won’t make potential investors very confident. Already stations have closed.
John: Casinos don’t really want an easy way for people to leave their property. That’s why they have the big expensive tram that goes from one property to the other.
Me: Yeah…. What they really need is a monorail station at the airport.
John: Yes, but the taxicab “syndicate” would never allow it. You know they successfully stopped hotels from picking up guests at the airport.
Me: I think the last guy who proposed a monorail station at the airport to the city council “accidentally” locked in the trunk of a burning car in the desert.