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February 13, 2016

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Nevada DMV putting more money toward virtual line technology
Nevada DMV putting more money toward virtual line technology
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is putting more money into a virtual line system that it blamed for long wait times last summer. The state Board of Examiners ...
First ‘Electric Highway’ charge station running in Beatty
Monday, February 8, 2016
The first in a series of electric car charging stations in the rural stretch between Las Vegas and Reno is up and running ...
New option to get around is rolling into downtown Las Vegas this year
New option to get around is rolling into downtown Las Vegas this year
Monday, February 8, 2016
Expect to see more bicyclists pedaling around the city this year. We explain the ins and outs of bike-sharing program expected to launch by the end of August. Users sign up online or pay at a kiosk at a bike station. Then they choose …
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Tourism committee begins examining light rail, other transit plans
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Light rail, an expanded monorail and new pedestrian bridges on the Strip were among the key transportation proposals examined today — at some points critically — by an influential group of tourism leaders. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee met to hear in detail about a range of transportation proposals, including many covered by a sweeping plan recently released by the Regional Transportation Commission. Called ...
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Las Vegas airport saw 45.4 million passengers in 2015
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Las Vegas officials say 2015 saw the third highest passenger count in airport history with more than 45 million people who came ...
Getting a seat at the national highway table
Monday, January 25, 2016
EDITORIAL:
We need effective, safe and modern ways for people to get here, now and long into the future. Our international airport is filling the bill, but we must be sure our highway system — which delivers about half of our visitors — and future transportation strategies also work to our benefit.
Photo: Maurice J. Gallagher Jr., chairman/CEO of Allegian
Allegiant Air exec promoted in management shake-up
Friday, January 22, 2016
A week after a top deputy resigned, Allegiant Air boss Maurice “Maury” Gallagher has given the job to an existing executive as part of a management shake-up. Las Vegas-based Allegiant announced ...
Audit: Las Vegas-area cabs overcharging public by $47M a year
Audit: Las Vegas-area cabs overcharging public by $47M a year
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it's not all in your head — auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous. Las Vegas-area cabs are overcharging customers ...
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Light rail: The future of transportation in Las Vegas?
Monday, January 18, 2016
THE IMPACT OF LIGHT RAIL: We dissect an idea that is crucial to the valley's prospects for success going forward
For Las Vegas, light rail would create new development opportunities and strengthen the heart of our economy by improving the Strip. Tourists like trains — just ask the operators of San Francisco’s cable cars or New Orleans’ streetcars — and light rail would make getting up and down Las Vegas Boulevard a convenient attraction for visitors, not a bumper-to-bumper buzzkill. Improving the visitor experience is crucial for our future. Remember, the days are long gone when Las Vegas tourists checked into a resort, headed straight to the casino and holed up for as long as their bankroll held out ...
How does Southern Nevada pay for a new mass transit system?
How does Southern Nevada pay for a new mass transit system?
Monday, January 18, 2016
THE IMPACT OF LIGHT RAIL:
Building 1 mile of light rail costs from $25 million to more than $100 million, depending on whether it’s built above, at or below ground level. That means constructing a ...
How does a plan like this come to be? Who is responsible?
Monday, January 18, 2016
THE IMPACT OF LIGHT RAIL:
The push started more than three years ago, when Rossi Ralenkotter, president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, brought local tourism industry leaders together to talk about transportation issues. Ralenkotter made it clear from the outset the group needed to think beyond its own specific interests about how to keep Las Vegas globally competitive ...
Rail projects in other cities: How’d they do it?
Monday, January 18, 2016
THE IMPACT OF LIGHT RAIL:
Phoenix; Denver; San Diego; and Orlando, Fla., have provided blue prints Las Vegas can follow when it comes to building public mass transit systems. We examine their costs and the impact the systems have had on their cities.
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How mass transit will affect Southern Nevada tourism
Monday, January 18, 2016
THE IMPACT OF LIGHT RAIL:
Light rail would affect the Strip, conventions, the north Strip and international visitors ...
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How mass transit will affect downtown Las Vegas
Monday, January 18, 2016
THE IMPACT OF LIGHT RAIL:
Light rail would affect the Smith Center and Symphony Park, the city of Las Vegas, Fremont Street and the Arts District ...
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How mass transit will affect North Las Vegas
Monday, January 18, 2016
THE IMPACT OF LIGHT RAIL:
Would light rail help the city shed its status as a bedroom community and become an economic driver for the entire valley?

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