Sale of monorail to LVCVA gets approval

Purchase price is just shy of $25M

Mitch Kelly
November 25, 2020 - 5:54 am
Aerial View Of The Las Vegas Monorail

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The Las Vegas Monorail is now officially owned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

A judge approved the sale of the Vegas Monorail yesterday.

The LVCVA purchased the transit system for a little over 24-million dollars.

Why would the LVCVA want to purchase the monorail, which has been a moneyloser since its inception? According to Rick Velotta of the Las Vegas Review Journal, The LVCVA’s primary interest in acquiring the system is to control a noncompete agreement that enables Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. to build a competing underground transit system on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard.