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April 28, 2017

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Las Vegas airport sets record with 4.2 million passengers in March
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
McCarran International Airport had its busiest March in history, accommodating 4.2 million passengers, according to statistics released today by the Clark County Department of Aviation. The number represents a 3.2 percent increase from March 2016. The previous high for the month was ...
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NDOT active in recruiting engineers to fill major vacancies
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
With a constant flow of projects lined up across the state and in the midst of the largest road project in Nevada history, the Nevada Department of Transportation is short on engineers ...
'People are asking for this': Lawmaker hails broad support for light-rail bill
'People are asking for this': Lawmaker hails broad support for light-rail bill
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Light rail in Las Vegas is getting closer to reality as lawmakers consider a bill that would let communities pursue funding options for these types of ...
Closure of Warm Springs ramp to Beltway to begin
Thursday, April 13, 2017
A weekslong closure of the Warm Springs Road ramp to the 215 Beltway will start this weekend. ...
Probe of British Airways jet fire in Las Vegas points to compressor issue
Probe of British Airways jet fire in Las Vegas points to compressor issue
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
An ongoing investigation into a British Airways jet that was damaged by fire during an aborted takeoff in Las Vegas in 2015 points to a failure in the engine compressor. The National Transportation Safety Board today ...
NDOT’s new website, app aim to keep motorists informed
NDOT’s new website, app aim to keep motorists informed
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation recently unveiled two improved ways people access road and traffic information online. In conjunction with the nearly $1 billion ...
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Executives discuss the pros, cons of Southern Nevada as distribution hub
Monday, April 3, 2017
Its proximity to Southern California ports and interstates as well as the low costs of labor and transportation have made the Las Vegas Valley an increasingly popular location for distribution centers, including an Amazon fulfillment center under construction in North Las Vegas. ...
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With NFL stadium on the way, attention turns to I-15 upgrades
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Now that the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas has been approved, focus is shifting to what needs to be done for the $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium to be complete for the 2020 season. As important as any aspect is the access to the proposed stadium site on ...
Goodman clings to downtown NFL stadium dream; traffic study reveals why
Goodman clings to downtown NFL stadium dream; traffic study reveals why
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman persistently advocates downtown for the proposed NFL stadium for the Raiders, raising the question: Which is better? The Cashman Field site or the Raiders’ favorite, the Russell Road site?
Cooking fire sets off false evacuation call at Las Vegas airport
Friday, March 24, 2017
Las Vegas airport officials say smoke from restaurant grill triggered a false evacuation call at a terminal. Officials say the smoke coming from 360 Burrito, a restaurant inside ...
Study: Minority pedestrians more at risk in crosswalks
Study: Minority pedestrians more at risk in crosswalks
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
An ongoing study led by a UNLV professor showed motorists in high-income areas are more likely to travel through an intersection while a black pedestrian was ...
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Strife in the fast lane: Fines proposed for slow drivers
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
If slow drivers in the far-left lane of a highway irk you, help may be coming to get them out of the way. Assembly Bill 329 was introduced Monday by Assemblyman Chris Edwards R-Las Vegas, and Assembly BIll 334 introduced by Assemblyman John Ellison, R-Elko, would amend the existing law, making the act misdemeanor and ...
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Putting the Squeeze on U.S. 95
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Project Neon:
Work crews began a new phase of Project Neon that constricts a portion of U.S. 95 near the Spaghetti Bowl on Monday night. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) put “The Big Squeeze” on U.S. 95, which reduced travel to two lanes in each direction between Rancho Drive and the Spaghetti Bowl interchange in downtown Las Vegas. ...
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Attention U.S. 95 commuters: Prepare to be squeezed
Monday, March 20, 2017
Transportation officials and motorists are bracing for big traffic tie-ups near downtown Las Vegas with a next phase of work to improve the state's busiest freeway interchange. U.S. Highway 95 will be squeezed from ...
With full year of Model X, Tesla’s revenues soar
With full year of Model X, Tesla’s revenues soar
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tesla saw a sizeable charge in total revenues tied to its operations in 2016. Revenue from operations totaled more than $7 billion in 2016, up $2.95 billion or 72 percent for the year compared to 2015, according to ...