Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 | 2 a.m.
Richard N. Velotta’s article in Friday’s Sun on the new board for the monorail does not instill confidence that anything will be different in terms of its viability.
Now that the bankruptcy has thrown the bondholders under the bus, the logical thing would be to have the monorail taken over by the Regional Transportation Commission.
The RTC would be more than capable for its operation and be able to incorporate the monorail into an RTC network of buses.
An airport bus extension for the Koval station together with airport/hotel baggage checking would demonstrate whether an airport extension would be profitable with the increased ridership.
Buses could be used to connect monorail stations to west-of-the-Strip hotels.
The incorporation with the RTC also would serve to eliminate a number of politically appointed administrators making six-figure salaries.