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Shocking news from the high-speed rail industry, as Brightline announced its purchase of XpressWest, which is underway with plans to link Las Vegas to Victorville, California and eventually to Los Angeles.
June 27, 2018, 10am PDT
Congress and presidents have threatened Amtrak service on the Southwest Chief, connecting Los Angles to Chicago, in the past. This time the threat is coming from inside Amtrak.
June 11, 2018, 8am PDT
All that empty acreage means that these big, rapidly developing cities don’t really have to sprawl.
June 4, 2018, 12pm PDT
Las Vegas home and business owners can now receive $3 for every square foot of lawn they replace with less water-intensive landscaping.
May 4, 2018, 9am PDT
On May 3, the public could take rides with a new fleet of self-driving cars in Las Vegas.
April 2, 2018, 10am PDT
In its first dive into a touchless transportation payment system, Google Pay is partnering with NXP's MIFARE on a Las Vegas Monorail pilot.
March 8, 2018, 1pm PST
The city of Las Vegas is buying land on Foremaster Lane and making it legal for homeless residents to camp there.
January 5, 2018, 7am PST
Located primarily in the western states, some suburbs were hit hard by the 2008 recession and still haven't recovered. Many have seen an influx of low-income residents and upticks in crime.
December 21, 2017, 11am PST
A proposal to build an elevated expressway to provide passage for cars to and from the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has folded.
November 20, 2017, 6am PST
The much-reported Las Vegas Autonomous bus got into a fender bender on its first day of service, the Las Vegas police department concluded the other vehicle was at fault.
November 9, 2017, 6am PST
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would have a deleterious effect on major infrastructure proposed by the private sector. The loss of Private Activity Bonds would hike borrowing rates for road, transit, stadium, and even affordable housing projects.
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March 28, 2017, 10am PDT
Planetizen rounded up the pertinent news stories on the big move by the NFL's Raiders from their home in the East Bay to Sin City. The Las Vegas Raiders will be a thing by 2020 at the latest.
March 17, 2017, 7am PDT
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has proven its seriousness about an ambitious proposal to build a light rail connection between McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.
February 19, 2017, 5am PST
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
January 23, 2017, 9am PST
The city hopes to alleviate traffic in a popular corner of Downtown Las Vegas with an electric, self-driving shuttle fleet.
January 11, 2017, 1pm PST
Tony Hsieh laid out a grand ambition two create a more dynamic downtown in Las Vegas that would change cities all over the world. Now, after a series of setbacks and with dwindling funds, that vision seems unlikely to be realized.
December 28, 2016, 2pm PST
The Raiders are threatening to move to Las Vegas, but the city of Oakland intends to offer a land and infrastructure deal to convince the team to stay.
October 30, 2016, 7am PDT
An intrepid reporter took a tour of the new RTC Bike Share system in Las Vegas—along the way illustrating the bike-friendly realities of Sin City.
October 9, 2016, 9am PDT
Casinos are energy intensive and often located in areas with specific resource constraints and surpluses (i.e., Las Vegas), thus they offer a perfect case study for the future of solar energy.
September 16, 2016, 10am PDT
Research from BuildZoom, a San Francisco-based contractors' website, shows that housing affordability increases with a region's ability to build outwards, as opposed to upwards. Densification largely has not accompanied efforts to curb sprawl.