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May 5, 2016

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Transportation

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 ...
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Commission to kick light-rail conversations into high gear
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Plans to bring light rail to Las Vegas are moving forward, at least for now. Proponents of the transit technology are pushing it as a way to better connect McCarran International Airport with the Strip and downtown Las Vegas. Officials have not yet resolved one of the proposal’s biggest uncertainties — how it would be funded — but they have started to make some progress on the general concept ...
California student says airline removed him for speaking Arabic
Sunday, April 17, 2016
A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic ...
RTC board adopts major transportation investment plan
RTC board adopts major transportation investment plan
Thursday, April 14, 2016
A sweeping, long-term plan to drastically improve transit in the Las Vegas area was adopted today by the board of the Regional Transportation Commission. The Transportation Investment Business Plan ...
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Allegiant’s new credit card will be ‘un-frequent-flier program’
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Allegiant Air is a deep-discount carrier with almost no frills, not even a frequent-flier program. Now it’s gearing up to issue an Allegiant-branded credit card ...
East Flamingo near the Strip to be shut down for six hours for filming
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Eastbound Flamingo Road near the Strip will be shut down early Thursday morning while filming is conducted ...
Gasoline in Nevada 3rd-most expensive nationwide
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Nevada has the third-most expensive gasoline in the nation, according to the latest AAA gas survey. The average price for unleaded regular gasoline has risen ...
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Real-time traffic app Waze to help Las Vegas drivers through rough stretch
Saturday, April 9, 2016
As Las Vegas braces for $1 billion in road construction, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is working with Waze, the popular real-time traffic app ...
Freeway project: Officials expect smooth sailing after 3 years of traffic headaches
Freeway project: Officials expect smooth sailing after 3 years of traffic headaches
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Las Vegas drivers, brace yourselves for extra traffic snarls the next few years. Project Neon, the nearly $1 billion construction project that will reshape traffic flow around ...
Photo: Amtrak investigators inspect a deadly train crash
Amtrak train hits equipment on track; 2 workers die
Sunday, April 3, 2016
An Amtrak train struck a piece of heavy equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday, causing a derailment that killed two Amtrak workers and sent more than 30 passengers to hospitals ...
Uber brings Spanish-speaking service to Las Vegas
Uber brings Spanish-speaking service to Las Vegas
Friday, April 1, 2016
Ride-sharing app Uber announced Friday the launch of a Spanish-speaking service in Nevada. UberESPAÑOL, available in Las Vegas and Reno, allows riders to ...
Police: Uber driver stabbed after making unscheduled pickup
Friday, April 1, 2016
An Uber driver was stabbed early this morning near the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas after making an unscheduled pickup, according to Metro Police. Officers responded about 2:15 a.m. to ...
Officials tout Interstate 11’s potential benefits to Henderson economy
Officials tout Interstate 11’s potential benefits to Henderson economy
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Decades down the road, Henderson could be home to bustling economic development — a hub for freight, warehouses and the manufacturing industry. The road that could make ...