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Las Vegas Monorail Company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Posted at 6:26 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 21:26:12-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Monorail Company has filed a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

The company’s Board of Directors authorized the filing.

“The Las Vegas Monorail has served a critical mobility need in the resort corridor for over 16 years, carrying over 85 million riders during that time. Like many other companies, we were forced to shut down on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are not yet able to reopen,” said Curtis Myles, president & chief executive officer.

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“As a result, it is in the Las Vegas Monorail Company’s best interest to file for bankruptcy and effectuate a sale of the system assets to a party who intends to keep the system in operation and help ensure that the mobility benefits the Monorail provides continue during conventions, events and throughout the year.”

The Monorail has entered into a sales agreement with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority which the Monorail will submit to the bankruptcy court pursuant to an auction sale during which other qualified bidders can participate.