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Blog post
April 23, 2020, 8am PDT
Some progress, but not nearly enough, has been reported as California and its cities scramble to procure temporary shelters to house homeless people during the pandemic.
James Brasuell
April 3, 2020, 8am PDT
A $4.8-billion project to run high-speed rail from Southern California to Las Vegas is securing needed funding.
Los Angeles Times
November 14, 2019, 8am PST
A development deal described as the most complex in recent Southern Nevada history is moving forward. The end result could be another digitally enabled city, in line with efforts in other cities like Toronto and TK.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Las Vegas has approved a law that prohibits the homeless from camping in large swaths of the city. The measure provoked the opposition on most of the public in attendance at a City Council hearing this week.
Las Vegas Sun
September 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
Trouble in the Desert? The sources quoted in this article by Bloomberg aren't betting on the success of a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and San Bernardino County in California.
Bloomberg
September 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Excessive heat will impact the desert city in the coming years, and major steps need to be taken now to change its course.
The Guardian
September 10, 2019, 9am PDT
A study by scholars at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University finds that renters around the country are more likely to pay a larger share of their income on housing than homeowners do.
NPR
September 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, is making progress on long-anticipated plans for a high-speed rail connection between Las Vegas and Victorville, California.
ABC News
September 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Clark County Commission is extending a sales tax, created in 1998, which could have drawn to a close after raising $2.3 billion or the year 2025, whichever came first. The tax will remain in place indefinitely.
Las Vegas Sun
August 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
Zappos, a shoe company, is working with Geoship, a geodesic dome company, to build a village of the domes in Las Vegas.
FastCompany
August 4, 2019, 9am PDT
In the rush to get the LVCC Loop ready for a major conference in 2021, concern grows about the potential of the project to damage the existing Las Vegas monorail system.
TechCrunch
May 31, 2019, 2pm PDT
The U.S. News World and Report, better known for ranking colleges and universities, recently released a ranking of state transportation systems.
U.S. News & World Report
May 28, 2019, 10am PDT
Transit agencies and advocates are developing a genre of criticism that could be described as calling Elon Musk on his BS. Musk still has plenty of support on social media.
SFGate
May 20, 2019, 8am PDT
Las Vegas is the first city to pay for the services of Elon Musk's Boring Company.
The Guardian
May 4, 2019, 11am PDT
It's legal to smoke marijuana in Nevada, but the adult tourists traveling to Las Vegas have had a hard time finding places to smoke marijuana legally.
The Boston Globe
April 29, 2019, 9am PDT
A regional transportation planning authority, comprised of local representatives that tilt representation away from the urban core, rejected a voter-approved proposal for light rail in Southern Nevada.
Las Vegas Sun
April 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Developers have withdrawn an application to build the world's largest concentrating solar-thermal power facility.
Bloomberg Environment
April 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Las Vegas has almost maximized its growth potential given projects for its future water supply—something has to give.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 18, 2019, 9am PDT
The Regional Transportation Commission is looking for ways to reverse ridership figures that have plummeted since the advent of transportation network companies.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 26, 2018, 9am PST
A new survey by Governing and living Cities examines what it takes for cities to innovate.
Governing