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A dozen new cab medallions issued for EDC traffic

A dozen new cab medallions issued for EDC traffic

The Taxicab Authority allocated more cab medallions for the upcoming Electronic Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

According to the authority, the extra medallions, which are licenses that allow cabs to operate, were needed because the music festival is expected to bring in about 130,000 people each day of the three-day festival, which is up significantly from EDC 2013.

The three-day festival takes place June 20 through 22, but tickets were sold out shortly after they were released in March.

Each of the 16 cab companies registered to run in southern Nevada will be allowed 12 more medallions for each 12 hour period for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival.

Unlike other events in Las Vegas, EDC takes place off the Las Vegas Strip and in the late-night and overnight hours. Many festival-goes must take a cab to get to the event.

Maverick Helicopters Offering Rides for NASCAR Weekend

Maverick Helicopters Offering Rides for NASCAR Weekend

NASCAR will return to Las Vegas March 7 through 9, and the race always brings traffic headaches.

Maverick Helicopters is again offering rides to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a way to avoid the traffic tie ups.

The company is the only helicopter company to provide air travel to and from the speedway. Last year, more than 600 race fans used the service.

Round-trip transportation on Saturday and Sunday is $500 per person, while a one-way flight on Sunday will be $300 per person. The package price includes ground transportation from all Strip properties.

All flights depart and arrive through the company's private terminal at 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South, near Mandalay Bay.

Maverick Helicopters are accepting reservations now at (888) 261-4414, or at flymaverick.com.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Street Closing for Water Pipe Work

Street Closing for Water Pipe Work

 

 A section of a street in the eastern part of the Las Vegas valley will close this week.

Crews from Clark County will be working on underground water and storm water pipes along Toiyabe Street. From 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday of this week, the street will close between Carey and Rocky Mountain avenues.

Steel plates will cover the work area at night, allowing drivers to use the streets when construction crews are not there.

Drilling Project will Force Lane Restrictions Along Las Vegas Blvd.

Drilling Project will Force Lane Restrictions Along Las Vegas Blvd.

 

A drilling project will cause traffic trouble along Las Vegas Boulevard from Tonopah Avenue to Craig Road, which is roughly from Jerry's Nugget Casino to the entrance to Nellis Air Force Base.

The Nevada Department of Transportation will restrict both north and southbound lanes along the busy street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Crews will be closing the right lanes and bus lanes in both directions for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. Two lanes of traffic in both directions will remain open.

Crews will be taking soil samples to determine what kind of construction materials they will need to use to repave the road in the future. 

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is going to restrict air space around Las Vegas from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon while President Barack Obama is in town.


An FAA statement issued Friday says eight local Grand Canyon sightseeing tour companies will be able to use nearby Jean Airport during that time. Jean is 25 miles south of the Strip. Several other area airports will be closed to general aviation. Commercial traffic at McCarran International Airport won’t be affected.

Two helicopter air tour companies also will be able to conduct night sightseeing tours out of McCarran.

The president plans a campaign event late Sunday at a Las Vegas high school. He’s scheduled to stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas to hold debate practice sessions for two additional days before his scheduled debate against Republican nominee Mitt Romney.