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Getting around on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas | 2018

Posted at 8:30 AM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 11:56:27-05

Don't want to drive on New Year's Eve? Or are you worried about road closures? Here's what you need to know.

The Las Vegas Monorail is staying open for 43 hours starting at 7 a.m. Dec. 31. Locals can purchase $1 single-ride tickets, $5 for others. Multi-ride tickets and unlimited ride tickets also available.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will offer free rides on all 39 fixed routes starting at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and ending at 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Riders can simply board any fixed route vehicle without purchasing or presenting fare. The free rides extend to express services between park-and-ride facilities and downtown Las Vegas.

AAA Nevada is offering its Tipsy Tow service on New Year's Eve. The service will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and runs through 6 a.m. Jan. 1. Tipsy Tow provides a free ride home and vehicle tow of up to 10 miles for any driver, not just AAA Members. For mileage beyond this, motorists are charged a standard towing rate. To use the service, anyone who wants to ensure a safe ride home for an impaired motorist should call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and state that they need a Tipsy Tow.

The Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities wants people to ring in 2019 responsibly by providing up to $10,000 in free Lyft ride credits. New and existing users can use code “LASNYE10" for $5 off two rides while supplies last. After a successful inaugural year, the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities is doubling down on efforts to eliminate impaired driving by providing $200,000 in free Lyft credits on typically high volume consumption holidays throughout 2019.