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Wheels Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 20, 2015

Car Rental & Rail | Michael Isenbek | December 20, 2015

Wheels Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 20, 2015

Las Vegas is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, yet its mass transit situation is chaotic at best, especially during a major event. To compete with other destinations that have more organized systems, the city’s transportation leaders have masterminded a 30-year, $12 billion plan. Click for details.

Holiday train rides are popping up all over the place this season, and another great one is happening through the new year from Grand Canyon Railways. Seats are still available for its Polar Express ride, where families can enjoy a moonlit journey through the Arizona wilderness with Santa himself. Click for details.

A record-breaking holiday travel period is about to commence, according to a new study by AAA. Between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, 2016, the company predicts that over 100 million people will travel 50 miles or more for the occasion. The vast majority — 91.3 million — will take to the roads during this time. Click to find out this trend’s contributing factors.

For those making early Superbowl plans, check out the Napa Wine Train’s “Big Game Train.” This special version of the 36-mile rail trip through the heart of California wine country will feature NFL Hall of Fame meet-and-greets, plus plenty of food and wine before the big game in nearby Santa Clara.


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