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Jimbo Fails Being a Do Gooder.

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Jimbo338, May 6, 2013.

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  1. Jimbo338

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    I sat to rest on Casino Way at the bus stop while I see this couple quite frustrated with a RTC lady trying to get money into a machine for a pass. They would put money in and it would pop right out. The RTC lady was with them but they didn;t seem to be getting anywhere. Sometimes I thought, a machine just won't accept a bill for some reason and I had a pocket ful of 5's. The guy followed by his wife walked past me to the other machine and were aimlessly putting money in and pushing buttons. I was trying to find out if he wanted to try another 5. He was trying to buy 2 passes at the same time instead of bjuying one, then buying the 2nd. I asked him what bus he was taking and he didn't sound sure. The RTC lady came over and he got his passes. she walked away and then they did so i walked back to where I was sitting and told them they had to v alidate the passes cause they didn't take tickets onthe SDX. He said where and I told him below where the tickets came out and walked over to show him, he did his but not hers, as she asked me where it stopped. I told her that the map where it stops was posted and that it was an express bus where the Deuce stopped at every stop, walking back to the maps. She turned to me and asked, "Why are you following me? Stop following me!" I just said that I was sorry, and was trying to help; I'd been there 19 times and I knew where I was going! They got on the SDX with one validated pass and one that was not, had no idea where they were headed, and I felt bad for trying to be a goodie two shoes.

    JIMBO338 GOT PUT IN HIS PLACE! LOL
     
  2. Reston

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    I did the same thing last trip with a couple who was clearly confused and arguing with other. Like me they were trying to get the airport from downtown, so I stuck my nose in and helped them out. They were grateful and we had a great conversation about Vegas, Midwestern winters, and college football. So you never know....
     
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    That's like me the other day. I brought a woman breakfast in bed. Did she say thank you? No. She said "How did you get in my house?"
     
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    Too bad they were so impatient. I think riding the buses in Vegas is great, and their transit system seems to get plenty of use compared to many other U.S. cities. We always take the WAX to and from the airport, and get 24 hour passes throughout our stay since they can also be used on the Deuce and SDX (I know you're supposed to be a "local" but no one checks). When we arrive back at the airport we always give our passes to someone getting on and tell them how long they are still good for. Haven't failed to get a sincere "thank you" in response yet. Maybe that's actually doing bad, since I'm sure Vegas like every other city needs every penny they can get.
     
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    I like riding the busses too....I even met the poster just above me on a trip a couple of months ago. I just took a little trip out there thursday and friday. Rode the bus the entire time except for 1 trip on the monorail but only did that because a friend who is a local bought me a pass for a dollar.
     
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    Don't worry, there are no bad Karma points for bending the rules on tax subsidized entities.
     
  8. Jimbo338

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    Just to charify, the 24 hour All Access pass you buy on the Strip is good for the full 24 hours on ANY and ALL buses without limits by anyone. There is a 24 hour pass pass sold on residential buses and the machines at these stops which are good on Strip and SDX buses for locals who show local NV ID. They are cheaper than the All Access 24 hour pass meant to get more money out of tourists. Residential 24 hour pass is $8.00 as opposed to $ 5.00 for the 24 hour Resiential Pass.

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    Jimbo, you didn't fail.
     
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    The SDX is new to me. After buying a ticket at one of those machines, how do I validate it? Is that to start your 24 hours?
     
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    DBear:
    I believe as you face the machine on the bottom left there is a slot for the card to go in to validate it. It is clearly labeled. On other buses you can validate it in the meter that swipes but since you don't swipe or buy tickets on the SDX if you dont validate it at the machine, the pass is no good if you get checked. Some machines may be different as far as slot location but labeled clearly. I told the lady's husband that he had to validate the cards and he did one. She told me to leave them alone so I didn't tell him he had to validate the second one; I hope he got carded: smart asses!

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    DBJimbo338ear:
    Yes that is the start of your 24 hours.
     
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    since we are on the subject of the buses....We plan to take the WAX from LAS to the GN in mid June for 6 days. We plan on taking the bus alot (Deuce and the SDX) and were going to buy 3 day passes. Can I buy that pass @ LAS and use it from the start of my trip on the WAX?


    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Bus Pass

    Just have five dollars handy and ask for a 24 hour pass when you get on the WAX at the airport. They issue it right on the bus. The WAX is priced as a "locals" bus, hence the $5 price for the 24 hour pass. This pass can be used on the deuce and SDX as well. Technically you are supposed to be a local and present a local ID when using the $5 pass on the Deuce and SDX, but there is no one checking (the driver sits in an enclosed space and there's no ticket agent on the bus) and we've never been asked. No need to pay the "tourist tax" by getting the $8 24 hour pass on the Deuce or SDX.
     
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    A bus driver on the WAX told me that the pass I bought on the bus could be used on the Strip (Deuce). I used it without being checked but I always buy all access passes and my RTC reduced fare card has no address and was told by a bus driver that it was identical to the local reduced fare ID's. I assume the Deuce driver doesn't bother to check local ID's but the SDX is a different animal. The driver drives, that's all. And a security outfit rides on some buses and can get on and off anywhere and any time, and sometime is at a bus stop and checks all boarding. they can kick you off, and/or issue citations I guess. I don't know how well it is enforced but thought you should know.

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