Las Vegas Super Bowl Visitors To Have Bus Service After Deal Reached With Drivers

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Posted on: February 4, 2024, 04:52h. 

Last updated on: February 4, 2024, 04:52h.

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Las Vegas transit workers person agreed to a tentative statement conscionable days earlier Super Bowl LVIII is played astatine Allegiant Stadium.

An RTC busAn RTC bus, pictured above. Transit workers agreed to a tentative statement which averts a threatened strike. (Image: KTNV)

Bus drivers and mechanics had threatened to spell retired connected onslaught if they didn’t get an acceptable offer.

Super Bowl Impact Averted

That could person caused chaos for galore of nan 330K expected visitors for nan Super Bowl crippled and nan days starring up to nan iconic event.

Public buses are among nan only options for visitors and section residents to move successful and astir Las Vegas.

A peculiar interest for nan Super Bowl was that authorities are not readying to fto taxi cabs, arsenic good arsenic Uber aliases Lyft vehicles, to thrust adjacent Allegiant Stadium, according to national members.

Employees astatine galore Las Vegas hotels, casinos, and restaurants besides trust connected nationalist buses to get to and from work.

But pursuing caller negotiations, drivers and mechanics agreed to nan tentative contract, officials announced connected Saturday.

Transdev, which operates nan nationalist autobus work for nan Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada, and nan Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1637, person been negotiating for months to scope an agreement.

The woody still needs nan support of immoderate 1,200 rank and record national members. A anterior connection was turned down by workers successful January.

Details connected nan caller statement weren’t released to nan public.

There was alleviation nan caller statement was reached earlier Super Bowl week.

We convey nan members of nan ATU for their work to nan organization and are pleased to displacement attraction connected moving passengers safely and reliably passim Las Vegas — including this coming week arsenic each eyes are connected america pinch nan upcoming Super Bowl,” Ron Bushman, Transdev’s location vice president, said successful a statement.

Worker Safety

Beyond net levels, autobus drivers person been concerned astir worker safety. Seventeen acts of violence took spot connected RTC buses betwixt March and September of 2023.

Drivers person been spit on, punched, and assaulted, and person seen different convulsive incidents connected nan autobus service, according to nan union.

Kickoff for nan Super Bowl is astatine 3:30 p.m. PT. The crippled will characteristic nan Kansas City Chiefs vs. nan San Francisco 49ers, and Usher will beryllium nan halftime performer.

The Culinary Union has threatened to spell retired connected onslaught connected Monday if settlements aren’t reached betwixt 3 remaining Las Vegas properties and hospitality workers.

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