Carpool lanes, digital signs will change how Las Vegas drives

Las Vegas Review Journal » Rather than express lanes, motorists will be able to access carpool lanes along Interstate 15. And, giant, dynamic digital screens will tell us how fast to drive and warn of potential traffic snarls. The improvements are part of the $1 billion Project Neon, which calls for widening the Spaghetti Bowl freeway interchange of I-15 and U.S. Highway 95 by 2019. Just a year into construction, Project Neon is about 40 percent complete.

2017-08-09T12:50:06+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Highways, Nevada|

Downtown Las Vegas glimpses possible transportation of the future

Las Vegas Review-Journal » The city’s test with driverless cards is over. Here’s what officials learned.

2017-06-29T12:58:26+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Nevada, Urban|

Project Neon’s next phase set to snarl traffic in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Review-Journal » Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers, after hearing about the project, said, “I think this is going to be a miserable couple of years.”

2017-06-29T14:38:32+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Nevada, Roads|

China will not build L.A.-to-Vegas rail line – U.S. company calls the deal off

Los Angeles Times » In September 2015 XpressWest announced a joint venture with China Railway International (CRI) to build a high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV. XpressWest has now terminated their partnership with CRI due to concerns about timely performance, CRI’s challenges in obtaining authorization from the U.S. federal government to move forward with development of a high-speed rail line, and the federal requirement for high-speed trains to be American made. There are currently no high-speed train manufacturers in the U.S.

2017-06-30T10:37:39+00:00 June 8th, 2016|California, China, Nevada, Privatization, Rail|

3-million-pound vehicles take a toll on nation’s roads

Nevada Today by the University of Nevada, Reno » At the request of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the University of Nevada, Reno has conducted experiments to determine the effects that heavy vehicles, weighing up to 6 million pounds, have on flexible pavement. The results of the study will assist transportation agencies with development of policies and fee structures that may help cover the cost of maintaining and repairing the nation’s highways.

2017-06-30T10:36:26+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Nevada, Roads|
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