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Make the Downtown rounds with Las Vegas’ new, free shuttle

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Just as we’ve become accustomed to paid parking on the Strip, the City of Las Vegas counter-attacks with a free shuttle service. Starting in June, the Downtown Loop will circle five major tourist destinations—North Premium Outlets, Plaza Hotel, Mob Museum, Fremont East and Pawn Plaza—along with the Bonneville Transit Center. During the six-month pilot program, the shuttle will run nine hours a day.

Notably absent is a stop in the 18B Arts District. We suggest adding one at the corner of Charleston Boulevard and Main Street. It’s bad form to poo-poo welcome advances in public transit, however, so we applaud the city for its free shuttle and bike share. Now if only there were a way to connect all this transit goodness with the Strip …

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