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CX bus/senior pass [split thread]

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Dewey089, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Dewey089

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    Great details, kkinwi, Thanks for taking the time to post. I especially appreciated the information on the senior pass.
     
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    Tell me a bit about current bus fares. I get conflicting answers on the rtc website.
    Is there still a 15 day all access pass, can I get it at Bonneville Transit, and for what price once I have the reduced fare pass?
    If I ride the Boulder Highway bus with senior pass, is the fare a dollar or three dollars?
    Are all routes other than strip routes just a dollar with senior pass?
    I did install the two RTC phone apps, but they confuse me. I'd rather not have to bother with them.
     
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    Thanks for posting—we haven’t been to LV for two years because of health issues and the COVID, and we need to renew our senior passes. Thanks in part to Dewey, we have become quite proficient in riding the bus system. We often have stayed a Sam’s and have ridden the 109-202 without issues repeatedly, but we are considering Uber and Lyft too. Thanks, lots of good info here!
     
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    I bought the 3 day pass for $10 senior rate. The 108 was $1 plus my senior card. The BTC had 2 different ticket machines with different fare classes available (I had to go outside to get the 3 day one). I am not sure on the pricing for 15 and 30 day passes.
    And @ddechenne the Boulder express is a good bus to catch to/from Sam's. I did the 202 once....took forever!!
     
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    Hey @kkinwi,
    If you get back to Vegas anytime soon the CX effectively replaced the WAX for airport travel. It stops at 4th & Carson coming from the airport and picks up at Casino Center by Binions to return to the airport.

    I just received a senior pass last month and my pass expires in 5 years...
     
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    If I read the schedules correctly, the CX picks up at the airport in Terminal 3. If I arrive at Terminal 1, is there a shuttle to Terminal 3?
    It also has a stop at the BTC if I'm reading that correctly. Is that right?
     
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    Hello Dewey,

    The CX stops at both terminals now. Zero level at terminal 1 and outside door 44 at terminal 3.
    You are correct, the CX stops at BTC.

    Happy travels to you, glad you’re getting back to Vegas!
     
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    The CX picks up at both Terminal 3 and Terminal 1. It goes from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 and then onward through its route.
    There is a stop at the BTC.
    https://rtcws.rtcsnv.com/routepdf/cx.pdf
     
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    Thanks again, folks, for the advice and good wishes.
    Depending upon how rested I feel after the plane lands, I might ride into the BTC to get my pass renewed and then ride the Boulder bus to the Longhorn. If the CX stops at the airport, I suspect they will have adequate room for my luggage.
    If I board the Boulder bus right at the BTC, I won't be rushed and should be able to position my bag.
    However, I might be overtired and just take the ease of a Lyft. Good to have choices. You folks all helped me set that up.
     
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    Just a head's up about the CX and its schedule (RTC website)...though I've only taken a couple of rides on the route, the bus wasn't "on time"...whether it's way early or way late, I don't know...so, don't be discouraged when you're waiting at the stop at LAS (the CX stop at Terminal 1 is the same place where the WAX used to stop)...as far as luggage space on the CX...well, it either sat next to me or in the aisle...Happy Trails...
     
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    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
    How they can send buses to the Airport with no room for luggage is a puzzle to me.
     
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    FYI, The CX is operating on weekend schedule. Space was not an issue in January as I rode the CX 4 times and the bus was nearly empty each time. No luggage rack however...

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    The photo is very helpful. This is just a different style bus than say the 202. Those seats along the wall of the bus free up aisle space, so luggage can be held in front of passengers and folks can still pass. Of course, if there are few folks on the buses, that is even better.
    If I remember correctly, the 202 had just three seats in that face the aisle position. Others were in conventional rows of two seats per row, perpendicular to the aisle.
    I may seem to be nit picking here, but this different seat arrangemen means a lot to me as I try to negotiate my luggage in and out of the bus.
    Thanks for taking the time to clarify.
    I don't have a lot of luggage, just one suitcase and one backpack that easily sits on my lap. I used to go with a huge suitcase because I went for three weeks or more and hopped between free rooms. Once I get to the Longhorn, I'll just stay there. My hopping days are over.
     
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    I have a feeling that if you post your arrival date/time, someone from here who happens to be in town with a car might give you a ride. I know I would if I were in town then. I'd even stop at a liquor store for you to pick up your Tisdale! ;-)
     
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    Thanks. I hate to bother people. As for the Tisdale, or the Myer's Rum I always had at El Cortez while playing poker with Jackie Gaughn and Action Jackson....well, I've had to go dry. Seltzer from here on out or one NA beer, Claushauser being my favorite.
     
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    Sadly the CX doesn't start its route until 5:30 a.m. I wanted to be at LAS by 5. The good news....the walk from GN to the transit center is much better lit than the last time I did it!
     
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    Thanks. Neither of those issues affects me. If I take the CX from the airport, I'll just get my new senior pass, and then take the BHX to the Longhorn. I'll have to see if I have the energy, as well as whether I actually arrive from Denver when I am currently booked or get switched by SW. I won't have to walk from downtown to the BTC.
     
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    Using the CX, can you pay cash or is a ticket required?
     
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    Cash is accepted. If you don't have exact change you will not get money back.
     
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    Thanks. How much for non-senior?