Tourism agency in talks to take over Las Vegas Monorail Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun · July 15, 2020 at 6:14 am The Las Vegas Convention and Tourism Authority is in talks to buy the Las Vegas Monorail, the head of the tourism group said. “We think that the monorail is an important transportation option when the destination is at full strength,” Steve Hill, president, and CEO of the LVCVA, said at a board meeting today. “It moves nearly 5 million per year, and a lot of those people are attendees here at the (Las Vegas) Convention Center. We want to make sure that the monorail system has the ability to continue to operate in the coming years,” he said. The elevated train, which runs a 3.9-mile route along the Strip, is owned and operated by the private Las Vegas Monorail Co.