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November 23, 2017

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DC Solar offers free electric-vehicle charging in Las Vegas
Thursday, November 23, 2017
They can charge one or two vehicles at a time depending on the model. They are powered by solar panels attached to each station, and there is a biodiesel generator on each unit for backup ...
How to reduce Thanksgiving travel stress
How to reduce Thanksgiving travel stress
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Because of the high expectations, tight schedules and long journeys, holiday travel can be an exercise in frustration. But local transportation authorities say a small amount of preparation and a healthy dose of patience can go a long way to make the experience easier. ...
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Why technology, not new roads, could ease congestion
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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As the Las Vegas Valley grows and traffic becomes more congested, the answer is to use technology to ease it, as opposed to laying down more roads ...
Clark County commits $4.5M a year for monorail extension to Mandalay Bay
Clark County commits $4.5M a year for monorail extension to Mandalay Bay
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Las Vegas Monorail Co. officials say they are just weeks away from securing private financing for a planned expansion to Mandalay Bay. Their confidence comes from ...
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Pedestrian safety-awareness event set for Charleston Boulevard today
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Butterball One, a police officer wearing a turkey outfit, will cross the sidewalk on Charleston Boulevard east of Valley View Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers from Metro and troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol will give tickets to motorists who do not yield the right-of-way to Butterball and other pedestrians in a marked crosswalk. ...
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DMV braces for ‘Black Monday’ rush after Thanksgiving
Monday, November 20, 2017
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says the Monday after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the agency that registers autos and grants driver’s licenses. The day has been dubbed “Black Monday,” and the ...
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Las Vegas airport sees record passenger traffic in October
Monday, November 20, 2017
McCarran International Airport saw record traffic of 4.34 million passengers in October, the Clark County Department of Aviation reported today. The passenger count eclipsed the previous monthly record of 4.33 million set in July and was up 1.5 percent from ...
New lanes to open next week as ‘Big Squeeze’ ends early
New lanes to open next week as ‘Big Squeeze’ ends early
Friday, November 17, 2017
Originally scheduled to finish in January, the final touches of the “Big Squeeze” portion of the nearly $1 billion road project will begin to open this weekend, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced Thursday. ...
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Cool heads prevail on Eastern Avenue median project
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Two large steel art installations in the median of Eastern Avenue near the 215 Beltway have heads turning. The final pieces of Clark County’s “Centered” art median project were installed last month, featuring a pair of large steel heads titled, "Norte y Sur," created by Las Vegas artist Luis Varela-Rico. ...
Crews installing steel posts along Strip for pedestrian safety
Crews installing steel posts along Strip for pedestrian safety
Monday, November 13, 2017
Crews are installing the first set of bollard safety posts along the southern portion of the Las Vegas that are meant to keep pedestrians safe. Officials say the thick steel posts are ...
'Very exciting day': Driverless shuttle starts yearlong stretch in downtown Las Vegas
'Very exciting day': Driverless shuttle starts yearlong stretch in downtown Las Vegas
Thursday, November 9, 2017
If you see a blue vehicle traveling on a street in downtown Las Vegas without anyone behind the wheel, don’t worry — you’re not seeing things. A self-driving shuttle, designed by ...
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5 products at SEMA to bolster your ride
Friday, November 3, 2017
Of the products being showcased, technology-based items offer some of the most useful driving enhancements. Here are five products utilizing the latest technology that stood out ...
New land speed record attempt to close road from Pahrump next week
Thursday, October 26, 2017
An 11-mile stretch of southbound State Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump will temporarily close next week while a new land speed record is attempted
Rogich envisions high-speed rail for Las Vegas-Southern California in ‘5 to 8 years’
Rogich envisions high-speed rail for Las Vegas-Southern California in ‘5 to 8 years’
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
A high-speed connection from Palmdale, Calif., to Las Vegas could jump-start the high-speed rail industry in the U.S., which could be “transformational” to ...
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Southbound Interstate 15 near downtown to be closed overnight Wednesday
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation will close southbound Interstate 15 from Washington Avenue to the Spaghetti Bowl interchange from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday to install Active Traffic Management (ATM) signs.