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July 28, 2016

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Aircraft mechanic facing charges in Las Vegas airport incident
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
An aircraft mechanic who police say created a disturbance at a Las Vegas airport security checkpoint and referred to planes falling from the sky is ...
Photo: A Tesla Model S in New York, May 22, 2016.
Tesla and Google take different roads to self-driving car
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
In Silicon Valley, where companies big and small are at work on self-driving cars, there have been a variety of approaches, and even some false starts. The most divergent paths may be the ones taken by Tesla, which is already ...
Photo: A Southwest Airlines flight approaches McCarran In
Southwest Airlines doesn't want stadium next to airport
Friday, July 1, 2016
The airline with the largest share of passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport doesn't want an NFL stadium nearby, saying football fans' cars could clog the roads for passengers trying to catch flights and bright signage and pyrotechnics could hinder pilots' vision. Southwest Airlines executives wrote a letter to ...
Allegiant flight reports tire blow-out, returns to Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
An airport official says an Allegiant Air flight to Indianapolis returned to Las Vegas with 213 passengers and crew aboard after ...
Self-driving minibus to hit streets in Las Vegas
Self-driving minibus to hit streets in Las Vegas
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Self-driving vehicles are coming to Las Vegas. Later this year, Arizona-based Local Motors expects to deploy an autonomous minibus in Las Vegas through a partnership with the ...
Alaska Airlines CEO says he might keep Virgin America brand
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden said Wednesday that he might keep the Virgin America brand, running it and Alaska as two different products within ...
Plane returns to Las Vegas with possible cracked windshield
Plane returns to Las Vegas with possible cracked windshield
Friday, June 10, 2016
A Delta Air Lines flight returned to Las Vegas this morning because of a possible cracked windshield, McCarran International Airport spokeswoman ...
Condor to offer direct flights from Las Vegas to Munich
Thursday, June 9, 2016
German leisure airliner Condor plans to offer twice-weekly nonstop seasonal service from Las Vegas to Munich, Germany, starting next year, the company announced Wednesday. The new routes ...
Las Vegas firm seeking high-speed rail cuts ties with China company
Thursday, June 9, 2016
A Nevada company that wants to build a multi-billion-dollar high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California has broken ties with a Chinese firm that ...
Jet returns to Las Vegas after report of blown tire
Jet returns to Las Vegas after report of blown tire
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
A Southwest Airlines flight taking off from McCarran International Airport returned to Las Vegas after reports of a possible blown tire and tail strike, an airport spokeswoman said. The Boeing 737 landed ...
Clark County Commission wants further study of multiple transit proposals
Clark County Commission wants further study of multiple transit proposals
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Clark County Commission put light rail back on its radar Tuesday, urging that multiple proposals to improve traffic flow near the Las Vegas Strip be more thoroughly studied. The board, at the suggestion of Chairman Steve Sisolak …
Union: New Las Vegas airport tower must be remodeled before opening
Union: New Las Vegas airport tower must be remodeled before opening
Monday, June 6, 2016
Two state-of-the-art airport towers due to go into operation this fall in San Francisco and Las Vegas are designed for electronic tracking of planes as ...
Is light rail feasible for Las Vegas? Two experts debate the question
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 ...
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 ...