Transit

COMMENTARY

Tired of high housing prices and nightmare traffic? Little-known unelected boards hold the key.

BY: - November 30, 2022

There is a little secret that Nevada developers and road contractors are using to boost profits at the expense of taxpayers, drivers, prospective home buyers, and the environment, all while fomenting the scourge of high housing prices and traffic problems that plague us. These problems are arguably the most important issues of our time and […]

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Will Detroit remain the U.S. auto industry’s center amid the switch to EVs?

BY: - August 24, 2022

Nearly seven years ago, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said she had “no doubt that the auto industry will change more in the next five to 10 years than it has in the past 50 years.” She was prescient, to say the least. About the only thing that hasn’t changed is Barra, who still runs […]

Citizen scientists, Latino residents to track air quality in East Las Vegas 

BY: - July 15, 2022

Study after study shows an important and often overlooked need in Latino communities: cleaner air. Air pollution is one of the most prevalent environmental health risks in the United States, but is disproportionately inhaled by Latino Americans. Now a community-led project in Southern Nevada is betting local Latino households and vendors can develop community-driven solutions […]

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Deaths and injuries in road crashes are a ‘silent epidemic on wheels’

BY: - June 1, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated mind-numbing statistics over the past two years: half a billion cases, 6 million deaths, 1 million in the U.S. alone. But another, less-publicized global scourge preceded it and is likely to outlast it: traffic deaths and injuries. Around 1.35 million people die each year on the world’s roads, and another […]

CDC concludes a mask mandate is still needed for travelers, clearing way for court battle

BY: - April 21, 2022

The Biden administration will fight a court decision for the authority to mandate masks on airplanes, trains and other public transit, following a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation Wednesday night that a mandate was still needed. The CDC said in a statement that the mandate keeps transportation safer for immunocompromised people and the greater public. […]

County may raise smog check fees to help repair, replace ‘classic’ cars

BY: - April 19, 2022

An unknown number of vehicles in Nevada bearing license plates designating them as Classic Vehicle, Old Timer, or Classic Rod in order to escape smog emission standards have until the end of the year to make necessary repairs or replace their vehicle.  Assembly Bill 349, passed by the 2021 Legislature, is designed to close the […]

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Cortez Masto asks IRS to help combat higher gas prices

BY: - March 25, 2022

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is calling on the Internal Revenue Service to help lower costs for people who use their cars for business and medical purposes. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Cortez Masto, both Democrats, wrote the IRS Friday requesting that the federal tax agency increase the standard mileage rate used to deduct their […]

What role does transportation play in charter school inequity? A lot, argues one charter

BY: - March 21, 2022

When David Blodgett and other founders of Nevada Prep began recruiting prospective students to their charter school, they didn’t know where exactly their physical building would be, but they made parents a promise: We will get your kids there. The charter school, which enrolls students in kindergarten through eighth grade, decided early on that it […]

Traffic study says bike path in front of Reno casinos would snarl traffic for blocks 

BY: - February 25, 2022

A study commissioned by RTC Washoe indicates traffic would be backed up for blocks if the City of Reno proceeds with an option to construct a bike path on Virginia Street.   In November, the Current reported a previous $140,000 taxpayer-funded study of three alternatives, including Virginia Street, settled on Center Street as the best route. […]

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Las Vegas airport rids itself of a crummy name

BY: - December 15, 2021

“I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished….we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of […]

Regulators approve $100 million plan for EV charging stations

BY: - December 3, 2021

Nevada approved a $100 million effort to build nearly two thousand electric vehicle chargers over the next three years, one of the state’s largest investments to expand charging infrastructure so far. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada authorized NV Energy to invest in charging infrastructure for electric cars and trucks. The draft plan approved Nov. […]

Maryland Pkwy, cleaner RTC fleet among projects in line for infrastructure act funding

BY: - November 23, 2021

Poor road conditions caused by potholes or cracked and uneven roads, often worsened because of a lack of investment in infrastructure, are more than just a minor inconvenience, said U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Among the many consequences, transit-related problems have costly effects on people and result in higher commute times, which are worse for communities […]