Las Vegas provides tourists and locals with several options when it comes to public transportation. Taking the bus has become an easy solution to getting around the city. Citizen’s Area Transit (CAT) replaced the Las Vegas Transit System (LVT) in 1992. The LVT was voted the worst transit system in America at one point. Many of the bus lines consisted of loop routes that would double back on themselves before getting people where they needed to go. Eventually the LVT was forced to cease operations and CAT buses took over. In 1997 the American Public Transportation Association presented CAT with its most prestigious honor, Best Transit System in America. Today CAT owns different fleets of buses in various parts of town.
The Max is one service that operates on North Las Vegas Boulevard. It connects Nellis Air Force Base to the Downtown Transportation Center. Technologically advanced systems allow the buses to steer themselves, drivers only operate the accelerator and brakes. The Max is the second busiest of all CAT bus routes. Many people depend on the service to get to and from work. On October 27, 2005 the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada introduced its new double-decker bus service called The Deuce. The two-story buses can accommodate almost 100 people apiece providing yet another affordable means of transportation for tourists and locals. The upper deck is a great place to take pictures from and lets you enjoy the sights as you cruise by.