There’s a new on-demand rideshare app in Las Vegas called Trip to Strip. Behind the app is the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, which is hoping to take on Uber and Lyft. Well, sort of.
Unlike Uber and Lyft, Trip to Strip doesn’t take you from directly point A to point B. Per the website: “Customer pickup locations include RTC bus stops and designated RTC paratransit stops. Trip to Strip drivers will make every attempt to pick up customers near their location and get customers as close as possible to their final destination, but customers may be required to walk a short distance after being dropped off.”
Trip to Strip is available on both Android and iOS. It’s billed as a shared ride “microtransit service” that promises no surge pricing, though no prices are currently listed on the website. After downloading the Trip to Strip app, you can request a ride for up to 11 passengers and go to the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas or McCarran Airport. The service takes multiple passengers heading in the same direction in a shared vehicle. Once you input your address, you’ll be matched with a vehicle going your way and be provided an arrival time.
The bottom line is that the app seems to be a last resort unless you’re traveling by yourself and you don’t care how long and how many stops it will take to get where you want to go. Download it so you have it in case there’s a big event in town and you can’t get a taxi or Uber/Lyft. At the very least, Trip to Strip is a better option than walking. Here are some frequently asked questions pulled directly from the website:
How much does it cost to ride Trip to Strip?
Affordable pricing based on distance of ride and number of people included in booking party.
How long will I wait?
You’ll always get an accurate estimate of your pick-up before booking. You can also track your vehicle in real time in the app.
How many passengers might be sharing the ride with me?
The number of passengers you share a ride with varies based on capacity and your chosen destination. Our vehicles accommodate up to 11 people.
Is there enough room in the Trip to Strip vehicle to accommodate luggage?
Yes, there is room to accommodate each customer’s luggage. Trip to Strip drivers will even assist riders with luggage. Additionally, Trip to Strip vehicles will be able to accommodate oversized items.
Can customers take the Trip to Strip service to destinations outside of the Las Vegas Strip?
Trip to Strip provides service in and around the Las Vegas Strip, the Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 only). The service area expands north to downtown Las Vegas and as far south as the M Resort.
Does Trip to Strip operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
Yes, Trip to Strip operates around the clock.
Will the vehicles be able to accommodate customers with wheelchairs?
Yes, some of the Trip to Strip vehicles are equipped with ramps and are ADA-accessible.
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