While tipping is popular in Las Vegas, it’s not a good idea to tip those freeway angels who work for the Nevada Transportation Department’s Freeway Service Patrol or Incident Response Vehicle programs. They’re not allowed to accept them.
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When you travel the same route every day, it’s easy to miss Nevada Transportation Department surprises, such as the exit from southbound Interstate 15 to U.S. Highway 95 that was moved earlier this month.
While thousands of local parents may be pleased to get their kids out of the house, the upcoming first day of school also means motorists are going to have to be extra vigilant when we drive to and from work on the daily commute.
Las Vegas motorists seem to be getting smarter about being aware of flood warnings from the Clark County Regional Flood Control District and the National Weather Service, and if that’s not enough, a new app is out.
With a local company on the verge of releasing details of a smartphone application that would enable people to hail a ride with a touch of a button, it will be interesting to see Uber’s next move, the ride-sharing company that hopes to establish a foothold in Southern Nevada.
The new and improved Interstate 15 has a flaw — a “collector-distributor” that sends eastbound Beltway traffic into a bottleneck.
There’s been a fair amount of fiction among the “facts” a number of readers have shared about the Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation, but the bottom line is this: FAST isn’t perfect, so start your drive a little early.
Nevada transportation experts say there’s no way to accurately predict wait times for motorists traveling through the lengthy Interstate 15 tie-up north of Las Vegas.
Complaints are rolling in from motorists upset about a traffic-clogging repaving project on I-15 north of Las Vegas.
Even though it’s summertime and for most Las Vegas kids, the classroom is a distant memory, it’s still a good idea to pay attention to school-zone signs.
Among the burning questions that emerged a few weeks ago when it was announced with great fanfare that traffic signals would be built in the vicinity of the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park in southwest Las Vegas was why are taxpayers on the hook for the cost and what took Clark County so long to get around to dealing with the traffic issue.
One more big hearing is coming to Las Vegas on three options for the Interstate 11 project’s corridor through the Las Vegas Valley.
NHP answers the question: What should motorists do when facing a yellow signal? Speed through to avoid possible rear-ender? Or follow the law and stop?
In the months ahead, you might be seeing tractor-trailer rigs on Nevada’s interstate highways traveling within 20 feet of each other at top speed. It’s called platooning, and it’s considered safer and more efficient.
A report titled “Dangerous by Design,” issued last week by the National Complete Streets Coalition, ranks Las Vegas the 13th most dangerous for pedestrians of 51 metropolitan areas in the U.S., but those numbers don’t consider the number of walking tourists.
Who doesn’t love driving a golf cart? Most of them are nimble and quick with a tight turning radius. The electric ones have a quiet takeoff, just like a Prius.
It’s been a long wait for a new interchange at U.S. Highway 95 and the 215 Beltway on the north side of town, and we’re going to have to wait longer.
Visitors will learn to walk and locals will have to make a paradigm shift, but no “traffic and parking nightmare” is envisioned for the MGM arena that’s now under construction in Las Vegas.
The Nevada Department of Transportation will close lanes in the Spaghetti Bowl overnight Saturday for a road striping project.
The city of Las Vegas’ long-envisioned plan to turn Main and Commerce streets downtown into parallel one-way couplets is on track and once the project that is expected to cost at least $34 million is done, a new president will be in the White House, Resorts World Las Vegas will be open on the Strip and students entering high school next fall will be ready for their senior year.
The merger of Southwest and AirTran could bring more international — and maybe Mexico — flights to Las Vegas.
At the Horizon Drive overpass crossing above U.S. Highway 95, X marks the spot for a hidden treasure — a big diamond that will save motorists their time.
If you’re planning a road trip to Utah or Colorado on Interstate 15 in the next couple of years, be sure to have the snacks and car games in reach after you’ve zipped through Mesquite. You could be in for a long wait.
Traffic engineers say roundabouts not only are efficient traffic movers, they’re also the safest intersections out there.
With the alarming increase in the number of vehicle-pedestrian accidents in Southern Nevada over the past two years, it’s important for motorists to know when they can make a right turn when pedestrians are present in a crosswalk.