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February 25, 2017

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Transportation

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Major freeway ramp in Las Vegas set to reopen Wednesday morning
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The ramp was moved farther north to clear room for an 81-foot-tall, 2,606-foot-long high occupancy vehicle (HOV) flyover. That improvement is part of Project Neon, an almost $1 billion effort that includes 3.7-mile-long widening of I-15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue.
Photo: Traffic backs up along the I-15 northbound and ont
Zipper merging to be emphasized in Project Neon’s latest lane closures
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Motorists who see signs their lane is closing and habitually merge far in advance will soon be advised to wait a bit and to take turns merging using more of the remaining pavement. That’s the goal of the Nevada Department of Transportation as it plans for another major closure associated with Project Neon. A press conference is slated for ...
Massive high-tech freeway signs on the way as part of Project Neon
Massive high-tech freeway signs on the way as part of Project Neon
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The way the Nevada Department of Transportation alerts freeway motorists is receiving a high-tech upgrade. NDOT began installing the first of 52 ...
Photo: Taxicab Authority Police Investigator II L. Walker
Taxicab Authority to lawmakers: Ride-sharing has spurred crime
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Adding ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft to the Las Vegas Valley has resulted in more illegal cabs and more passengers being ripped off, said Ronald Grogan, administrator of the Nevada Taxicab Authority, at a Senate Transportation Committee meeting today. The increased competition from ...
Photo: Project Neon, the largest construction project in
MLK ramp to be closed overnight Thursday
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Project Neon:
The Martin Luther King Boulevard onramp to northbound U.S. 95 will be closed overnight Thursday as work continues on Project Neon. ...
The car of the future is already on the road in Nevada
The car of the future is already on the road in Nevada
Monday, January 30, 2017
Nevada has taken a leading role in the testing and development of autonomous vehicles. Once a science fiction fever dream, self-driving cars equipped with lasers, cameras and radar ...
Delta US flights grounded due to 'automation issues'
Delta US flights grounded due to 'automation issues'
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Delta Air Lines has grounded its domestic flights because of "automation issues." Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant said the airline was facing a "systems outage," but flights already in the air were unaffected ...
2016 was McCarran’s second-busiest year
2016 was McCarran’s second-busiest year
Thursday, January 26, 2017
McCarran International Airport served 47.4 million passengers last year, making 2016 the second-busiest year in the airport’s 68-year history. ...
Computer glitch grounds domestic United Airlines flights
Sunday, January 22, 2017
United Airlines says all of its domestic flights are grounded on Sunday because of a computer problem ...
Schumer: Airlines shouldn't charge extra for overhead bin
Sunday, January 22, 2017
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is concerned about airlines charging passengers for the ability to use space in the overhead bin ...
Electric buses to test autonomous driving technology in Nevada
Sunday, January 22, 2017
A study of autonomous driving technology will use electric buses in Reno, Sparks and Carson City ...
215 Beltway closing overnight at airport for construction work
Monday, January 16, 2017
The 215 Beltway will be closed in both directions at the Airport Connector tonight and Tuesday night as construction crews continue building a new flyover ramp. Westbound 215 will close at 9 p.m., with eastbound lanes shutting down at ...
Plane lands in Las Vegas after passenger accused of pointing knife at child
Plane lands in Las Vegas after passenger accused of pointing knife at child
Thursday, January 12, 2017
An Oklahoma man is facing federal charges after allegedly holding a knife to a child's stomach during a commercial flight from Los Angeles to Tulsa that was ...
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Self-driving shuttle bus launches test run along Fremont East, a first in the U.S.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman took a cruise down Fremont Street Tuesday afternoon that made history. Goodman rode in the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle to ever be deployed on a public roadway in the United States. The driverless vehicle — called Arma and developed by the ...
Photo: This 1972 file photo shows Elvis Presley, the King
Finally, Elvis honored with a street name
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dean Martin’s is the longest, then Roy Horn’s. Next is Sammy Davis Jr.’s followed by Jimmy Durante’s and then Jerry Tarkanian’s. What about Elvis’? Well, his is not very long at all. Keep your mind in the gutter but forget about the sexual comparisons. Each of those celebrities — as well as many more — have Clark County streets named after them. And apparently, the importance of ...