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Posts Tagged ‘NV’

Reno, NV: Stenciling Storm Drains to Reduce Pollution

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Reno, NV: Stenciling Storm Drains to Reduce Pollution

This video is about Stormwater awareness and management.

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Nevada: Flood in the Desert

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Nevada: Flood in the Desert

After flooding near Las Vegas closed Interstate 15, crews were able to re-open the flood-ravaged interstate in just four days. Here’s the story:
On Sept. 8, 2014, remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert dumped nearly six inches of rain in the Moapa/Glendale area north of Las Vegas—more than the area typically receives in an entire year.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Rudy Malfabon, Director, Nevada Department of Transportation

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Rudy Malfabon, Director, Nevada DOT

Rudy Malfabon has worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation for more than 25 years. As director, he is responsible for the daily operations of the department that has an annual operating budget of over $800 million and close to 1,750 employees.

“I think that transportation infrastructure is an investment in the economy and it grows the economy. It pays back dividends. Not just the jobs that are created during construction, but the jobs that are sustained by businesses that are improved in access by that transportation.”

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Las Vegas: Arts in Transit Along the Sahara Express

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
Las Vegas: Arts in Transit Along the Sahara Express

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) commissioned artist Susan Kaprov to develop three dynamic themes for the Arts in Transit program: “The Art of Neon,” the “Natural Environment of Southern Nevada,” and “Multi-Modal Transportation in Las Vegas.” Thirty-five transit stops along the Sahara Express route had a unique art piece installed.
-RTC Southern Nevada on YouTube

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New Solar Plant Brings Jobs, Cheaper Energy and Cleaner Air to Nevada Residents

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Building the world’s largest central tower receiver concentrating solar power (CSP) plant near Tonopah, Nevada is bringing new jobs to the area and bolstering its economy, as well as providing energy to customers hundreds of miles away…When completed, the new Crescent Dunes Solar Energy plant will power up to 75,000 homes with cleaner, cheaper solar energy during peak electricity periods. The majority of clean energy generated will be consumed in northern Nevada.

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News From the Nevada DOT

Sunday, November 17th, 2013
News From the Nevada DOT

In the first edition of NDOT News, we highlight three projects: Carlin Tunnels Project in Northeast Nevada, Carson City Bypass in Northwest Nevada, and the F Street project in Southern Nevada.
-NVDOT on YouTube

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Centennial Hills, NV: Arts in Transit

Friday, October 11th, 2013
Centennial Hills, NV: Arts in Transit

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) commissioned international artist Patrick Sullivan to create a custom, outdoor sculpture for its Centennial Hills Transit Center and Park & Ride. With more than 30 years of stone sculpting experience, Sullivan’s portfolio includes an array of pieces showcased in Germany, British Columbia and the United States among […]

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Las Vegas, NV: Project Neon Phase 1

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Project Neon is one of the most important and most ambitious undertakings in the Nevada Department of Transportation’s nearly 100-year history. The multi-phase, multi-year project will boost safety, mobility and accessibility in the most heavily trafficked corridor in the state of Nevada. Nearly 250,000 vehicles a day use the 3.7-mile stretch from the U.S. 95-I-15 […]

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Higher Gas Tax Unlikely to Gain Support in U.S. Congress

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 31

Although some infrastructure advocates are hoping to use the current budget negotiations to win support for an increase in the federal gasoline tax, the idea is unlikely to gain support in Congress or the Administration. While the 2010 Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction commission proposed raising the federal gas tax by 15 cents/gallon as part of a broad deficit-reduction plan, neither House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) nor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have endorsed the idea.

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Clark County, NV: The Billowing Waters Beneath the Hoover Dam

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The Billowing waters beneath Hoover Dam and more in HD on the Nevada/Arizona Border USA! from David Heath on Vimeo. November 2008 RIP Sherman Jones the construction worker who fell to his death on this day at the bypass bridge project.

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