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August 18, 2017

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Woman hits $1.6 million jackpot at Las Vegas airport
Woman hits $1.6 million jackpot at Las Vegas airport
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
There’s nothing worse than waiting in the airport, unless you’re waiting to be paid a $1.6 million jackpot like a California woman was Tuesday at McCarran International Airport. A woman from ...
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How RTC will fight violent passengers on your bus route
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Passengers attacked each other on local buses more frequently last year, but less assaulted bus drivers than in the past. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada saw mixed results when comparing violent acts on buses in a year-over-year comparison. Assaults on operators decreased while ...
Why even the hyperloop probably wouldn’t change your commute time
Why even the hyperloop probably wouldn’t change your commute time
Sunday, August 13, 2017
The hyperloop, Elon Musk has boasted, could whisk you from New York to Washington in 29 minutes. Other maglev boosters sell similar dreams: San Francisco to Los Angeles in under 30. Dallas to Houston; Portland, Oregon to Seattle; Orlando, Florida to Miami in the same. The half-hour trip is something ...
Lower gasoline prices, ride-sharing mean lower bus ridership, revenues for RTC
Lower gasoline prices, ride-sharing mean lower bus ridership, revenues for RTC
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Mass transit is seeing the effects of ride-sharing companies in Southern Nevada, according to new statistics from the Regional Transportation Commission. ...
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Interstate 11 segment near Railroad Pass to open on Wednesday
Friday, August 11, 2017
The first portion of the Interstate 11 project is set to open next week. The Nevada Department of Transportation will open the southbound lanes of I-11 from Foothill Drive in Henderson to Silverline Road in Boulder City on Tuesday. ...
First section of Interstate 11 set to open
Thursday, August 10, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced the first section of Interstate 11 will open next week. The southbound section will open on Tuesday, running more than 2 miles between ...
Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to ...
Designed to keep pests out, Yermo station to be replaced
Designed to keep pests out, Yermo station to be replaced
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The cause of many motorists’ ire on their way from Las Vegas to Southern California on Interstate 15 is set to be replaced within two years. The Yermo ...
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Despite funding issues, projections rosy for high-speed train linking Las Vegas, Victorville
Monday, August 7, 2017
When XpressWest was chosen in 2015 to build a high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern California, the company said it could start construction as early as fall 2016. That didn’t materialize, but XpressWest ...
County tests the waters for elevated expressways in Las Vegas
County tests the waters for elevated expressways in Las Vegas
Friday, August 4, 2017
Touting it as the most readily available option to handle increased traffic flow to and from the resort corridor and the airport, the county and design firms explained ...
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Lyft-Hertz partnership marks 1 million rides in Southern Nevada
Friday, August 4, 2017
Two years after two transportation giants teamed up, the pair is celebrating a milestone ride. Lyft and rental car company Hertz recently celebrated providing 1 million rides in Southern Nevada through their Express Drive Rental Car Program. The program has helped hundreds of drivers without vehicles to earn ...
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Hyperloop One achieves 192 mph in latest test
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Accelerating their quest to bring a new high-speed mode of travel to life, Hyperloop One officials said they achieved a faster speed and a longer distance in a second round of testing Saturday at its Southern Nevada track. The Hyperloop One XP-1, the company's first-generation pod, accelerated for 984 feet of the 1,640-foot track, gliding above the track using magnetic levitation before braking and coming to a gradual stop, according to ...
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Northbound U.S. 95 to be closed overnight Wednesday
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Northbound U.S. 95 will be closed Wednesday night for continued work to install a high-tech message system. ...
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Making Las Vegas a bike town: Improvements aim to change the way we move around the city
Monday, July 31, 2017
Because of the valley’s sprawl and cheap parking, we are unlikely to see the masses commuting by bicycle. However, focusing strictly on commuting is a limited way to think about cycling within cities. If we look at moving around our suburban neighborhoods, there’s a lot of potential for two-wheeled travel to ...
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Las Vegas airport 500K ahead of half-year 2016 passenger tally
Thursday, July 27, 2017
McCarran International Airport is reporting that it handled 500,000 more passengers in the first half of 2017 than the first six months last year. Clark County aviation officials reported Wednesday that the ...