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May 31, 2016

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Transportation

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Is light rail feasible for Las Vegas? Two experts debate the question
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Former Nevada Regional Transportation Commission Chairman Bruce Woodbury and Brookings Mountain West Co-Director Robert Lang agree that Las Vegas' transportation systems are overdue for improvements. But how to go about them? When the Sun invited them to discuss solutions, they had different views ...
Few Memorial Day travel headaches, most wait times bearable
Monday, May 30, 2016
Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close ...
Fewer intruders getting over security fences at Las Vegas airport
Fewer intruders getting over security fences at Las Vegas airport
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Fewer intruders are getting past the security fences that protect McCarran International Airport's runways than years past. The number of breaches at the Las Vegas airport has ...
Man detained after wrong-way walk at McCarran security line
Man detained after wrong-way walk at McCarran security line
Monday, May 23, 2016
Authorities say a man was arrested after he walked the wrong way through a security checkpoint at McCarran International Airport. Airport spokesman Chris Jones says ...
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Smoke, cockpit woes signal chaotic finale for EgyptAir plane
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Leaked flight data showing trouble in the cockpit and smoke in a plane lavatory are bringing into focus the chaotic final moments of EgyptAir Flight 804, including a three-minute period before contact was lost as ...
School District got more than $5 million in erroneous DMV payments
School District got more than $5 million in erroneous DMV payments
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Clark County School District received more than $5 million from a faulty Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles computer payment system that mistakenly distributed ...
DMV mistakenly sends $19 million to local governments, school districts
DMV mistakenly sends $19 million to local governments, school districts
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A programming error with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles’ online payment system wrongly directed more than $19 million to school districts and ...
Councilman: Improve pedestrian safety along Charleston Boulevard
Councilman: Improve pedestrian safety along Charleston Boulevard
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin is calling for pedestrian safety improvements, particularly along Charleston Boulevard, where sidewalks are often blocked by streetlight and utility poles. His comments came during a presentation of ...
Commission delays talks on proposed elevated expressways
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Clark County Commission today postponed discussion about proposed elevated expressways between McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip. Commissioners want more time to ...
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TSA baggage screening system back online at Phoenix airport
Friday, May 13, 2016
A screening system problem that caused more than 3,000 checked bags to miss their outbound flights in Phoenix has been fixed, officials with ...
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New designs emerge as Nevada revamps its welcome signs
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Nevada's welcome signs that have greeted highway motorists at state-border entry points for about two decades are set for a makeover ...
Why light rail trumps an elevated airport expressway
Why light rail trumps an elevated airport expressway
Monday, May 9, 2016
A proposed solution to Las Vegas’ traffic snarl would help get people to the Strip, but would do little to ease congestion once they got there. The fix, one that is being welcomingly received by many transportation experts, would be the construction of a light-rail system that would ...
County commission pushes back on criticism of proposed Strip-airport expressway
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Plans to build an elevated expressway between McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip were again received favorably by county officials Tuesday as they discussed some $427 million in financing for ...
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Allegiant Travel revenue, earnings up in 1st quarter
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The parent company of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, an ultra-low-cost carrier that flies mostly from small, underserved cities to warm-weather tourist spots, reported earnings today for ...
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Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean
Sunday, April 24, 2016
A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world ...