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Las Vegas airport monthly passenger traffic holds steady
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport held steady last month compared with January 2014. The monthly numbers released Thursday showed an overall increase of about ...
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Uncertainty in Nevada as federal highway funding in limbo
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Per-capita federal highway funding going to Nevada, which had been climbing, fell 6 percent from 2008 to 2013 and faces an uncertain future even as the state's population grows and infrastructure ages.
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States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads ...
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Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction
Sunday, February 22, 2015
For nearly a century, the gasoline tax has provided the financial foundation for the nation's roads. For each gallon they pump, motorists have paid several additional cents in taxes to their state and federal governments.
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Plane lands in Las Vegas after pilot locked out of cockpit
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The pilot was locked out of the cockpit of a Las Vegas-bound Delta Air Lines flight today, forcing a first officer to land the plane, according to a McCarran Airport representative. Delta flight 1651 from ...
Northeast storm triggers cancellations of Las Vegas flights
Northeast storm triggers cancellations of Las Vegas flights
Monday, January 26, 2015
Dozens of flights between Las Vegas and the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor were cancelled today as the Northeast braces for a powerful winter storm expected to dump as much as 3 feet of snow. According to McCarran International Airport’s website, more than ...
Diamonds may be drivers’ new best friend
Diamonds may be drivers’ new best friend
Monday, January 26, 2015
5-Minute Expert:
A newly designed highway interchange that opened this week at Horizon Drive and U.S. 95 in Henderson temporarily routes drivers to the left side of an overpass bridge. Why? State Department of Transportation officials say “diverging diamond interchanges” improve traffic flow and increase safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians because ...
Wreckage believed to be small plane headed to Henderson
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Authorities have tentatively confirmed that wreckage spotted in the Mojave Desert mountains is from a small airplane with a husband and wife aboard ...
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Remembrance too painful for sole survivor of Reno plane crash
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The lone survivor of a 1985 Reno airplane crash that killed 70 people who were returning from a Super Bowl junket says he can't bring himself to attend a memorial on the 30th anniversary of the disaster. George Lamson Jr. was 17 when Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashed in a field in south Reno on Jan. 21, 1985. Rescuers responding to the fiery wreckage found ...
Nonstop flights from Reno-New York City big economic boost
Nonstop flights from Reno-New York City big economic boost
Monday, January 19, 2015
JetBlue Airways' plans for the first non-stop, daily flights linking Reno and New York City have local business and tourism officials excited about the potential impact on the region's broader economy. New opportunities range from ...
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U.S. fines Southwest record $1.6 million for long flight delays
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Southwest Airlines is being fined $1.6 million for not letting passengers get off planes that were stuck on the ground for hours during a freezing winter storm in Chicago. The storm hit during an increase in employees calling in sick, which the airline has said was widely seen as a protest against stalled contract negotiations. It is a record fine for ...
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Las Vegas’ McCarran tops list of buzzworthy U.S. airports
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except when travelers are stuck at the airport. According to a new report from the media tracking company Zignal Labs, McCarran Airport was the most mentioned airport on online media during ...
Nevada’s new temporary license plates will be harder to fake
Thursday, January 8, 2015
State officials say they're changing up temporary license plates that are easy to counterfeit. Officials from the Department of Motor Vehicles say they're adding security features to the paper placards ...
Plane returns to Las Vegas after reporting flight-control issue
Plane returns to Las Vegas after reporting flight-control issue
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
A Boeing 737 that departed McCarran International Airport this morning is turning back because of a reported flight-control issue, an airport spokeswoman said. American Airlines ...
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California to begin work on nation’s first bullet train
Monday, January 5, 2015
California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in ...

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