Las Vegas Casino Workers Don’t Know How They Will Get to Work During F1 Weekend

  • The Las Vegas F1 will close the Strip to casino workers for the weekend of November 16
  • F1 organizers told officials that they are still working on a plan for Strip employees
  • They say it could include using the monorail, remote parking lots, and RTC buses
Empty Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip casino workers still do not know how they will get to work during the F1 weekend. [Image:]

The Formula 1 is returning to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time in more than 40 years next month. It’s a moment hotly anticipated by motorsport fans and racers alike, but there remains one major issue for those working in casinos on the Las Vegas Strip – they don’t know how they are going to get to work.

the plan for employee transportation is “still a work in progress”

With the Las Vegas Strip to be closed to the public from Thursday, November 16 to Saturday, November 18, casino workers will have to find other routes for their commute. Representatives for F1 told a Clark County Commission meeting on Tuesday that the plan for employee transportation is “still a work in progress.”

Some options suggested by F1 include using monorail, remote parking lots, and RTC buses. The organization said that it will run some trials next month to test out the chosen system. Come the next Clark County meeting on November 7, F1 is confident it will have a more concrete plan in place.

The 3.8-mile F1 course will run along the Strip, past famous landmarks such as Caesars Palace and the Bellagio Fountains. F1 has been busy constructing grandstands around the area, closing off sections to the public and causing some disruption along the way.

One particular construction trade union member even warned that the construction of the grandstands is unsafe. His warnings preceded the death of a construction worker who was working on the VIP grandstand at the Bellagio Fountains.

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