The Nevada Transportation Authority intends to create a new category of luxury transportation services in light of a growing industry trend. Relatively unique to the Las Vegas market, this trend of high-capacity livery vehicles specially altered with luxurious add-ons like stripper poles, strobe lights and fog machines, requires new definitions and subsequent rules according to the state regulatory group.
As a result, these vehicles would be officially categorized as “livery limousines,” and would be regulated separately from other private transportation services throughout the state of Nevada. The precise definition of “livery limousines” would include any vehicle with a nine to 16 passenger capacity, or those with the additional luxury features mentioned above that one may traditionally associate with nightclubs and lounges.
After the NTA decides on the details of the new categories and their associated rules, any coach operating as a bus would be required to not have features like stripper poles, lights and fog machines. Stripper poles in vehicles have been a particular issue of contention on the Vegas Strip, frequently cited for several years as potentially distracting to drivers.
The city’s limousine drivers and the associations to which they belong have made statements in support of the NTA’s move to regulate these types of vehicles under different rules. Such a policy would protect them from competition from charter buses, who call themselves limousine services despite not having the proper license to do so.
View a draft of the NTA's proposed legislation.