Las Vegas—A Significant APM Market

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by Edward S. Neumann, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV:

Abstract: Las Vegas, the gambling and entertainment center of the nation, contains the world's largest concentration of hotels and casinos, and attracts over 18 million visitors a year. APMs have been and continue to be studied and implemented as a means of internal site circulation. At present there are five internal circulation systems in operation in or near Las Vegas, and three more are under construction. In addition, two different maglev proposals have been developed to connect major activity centers within the City. One of these proposals is still active. As growth of the area continues, the need for increased transportation capacity along the Strip also will grow. However, gaming establishments along the Strip design environments which attempt to capture and retain visitors on site and discourage easy access to competing establishments. This places constraints on the planner and limits physical solutions.

Subject Headings: Business management | Marketing | Vehicles | Construction management | Magnetic fields | Magnetic levitation trains | Commercial buildings | Urban areas | People movers | North America | United States | Nevada | Las Vegas

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