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Old Posted Jan 18, 2010, 4:34 PM
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Actually, in real cities, like London, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Chicago, Boston, rail lines are used, and used frequently. Unfortunately, in car-infested, sun-belt cities like las vegas, the cost of car ownership is much lower and folks opt for cars. Rail will never work in Vegas since it's economic base is tourism and the 'industries, e.g. hotels/casinos' have vested interests in maximizing guest immobility (keep em in YOUR casino).
I disagree. I think tourist would love to use rail or monorail in Las Vegas if it, as was noted in earlier posts, hit the airport and went on to downtown. Right now it is just to limited, kind of set to fail.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Looks like Im heading to Las Vegas next week.

I was doing some research on getting from the strip to downtown. But the public transit website SUCKS.

The website says that "in late January" the Deuce bus will not go downtown anymore, but a new ACE service will. But it looks like this information was posted in OCTOBER.

So whats the latest update. When I get to vegas next week, should I be looking for the deuce or Ace? Im going to be in town from january 25 to 28.

Also, looks like theyre planning 4 BRT routes....why isnt there a thread about them in the transportation forum?
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2010, 11:05 PM
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Looks like Im heading to Las Vegas next week.

I was doing some research on getting from the strip to downtown. But the public transit website SUCKS.

The website says that "in late January" the Deuce bus will not go downtown anymore, but a new ACE service will. But it looks like this information was posted in OCTOBER.

So whats the latest update. When I get to vegas next week, should I be looking for the deuce or Ace? Im going to be in town from january 25 to 28.

Also, looks like theyre planning 4 BRT routes....why isnt there a thread about them in the transportation forum?
I'll change that. Now that every component of Project City Center is done with the exception of the Harmon, what are the other projects that are underway? I know there are still a good handful, but I am just a waitin for the Font to finally get back underway for God sake!!!
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2010, 3:26 AM
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http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010...au-las-vegas-/

Carl Icahn to take ownership of Fontainebleau Las Vegas resort

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Carl Icahn is expected to take over ownership of the bankrupt Fontainebleau Las Vegas resort after two potential competitors vying to buy the property failed to submit qualifying bids as of a 5 p.m. deadline Friday.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2010, 5:02 AM
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Well about time I heard something about the Fontainebleau development! Hopefully they can get the ball rolling on moving foward with construction! With most of City Center complete, the new buyer of the Fontainebleau development should hopefully get a decent bid from a decent firm.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2010, 8:36 AM
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The dude that did those Encore expansion renderings took them off the Revit site (probably by Wynns request) did anyone here capture those? If so please send them to me at markadams@vegastat.com thanks much
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2010, 8:33 AM
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Just read in an article yesterday in the Las Vegas Sun that Carl Icahn, the dude that bought Fontainebleau, has just obtained gaming licences for three different properties including Fontainebleau. Hopefully this means that things get back on track with this one soon! It has been a long wait so far...
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2010, 3:18 PM
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Just read in an article yesterday in the Las Vegas Sun that Carl Icahn, the dude that bought Fontainebleau, has just obtained gaming licences for three different properties including Fontainebleau. Hopefully this means that things get back on track with this one soon! It has been a long wait so far...
No. The three licenses are for the Tropicana Express and River Palms casinos in Laughlin, and the MontBleu in Stateline. No gaming license for the Font yet. They don't issue gaming licenses for buildings that aren't built yet, though it does have gaming entitlements.
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photos of the trops $125m facelift in todays sun http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010...illion-faceli/
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2010, 1:53 AM
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photos of the trops $125m facelift in todays sun http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010...illion-faceli/
Good, now that City Center is for the most part complete and the construction of both Echelon and Fontainebleau being on hold, this will keep the construction crews busy and employed at least somewhat. Also, it's good to hear that one of Vegas's oldest hotel and casinos is getting rejuvenated...

Also, those interior shots are looking sharp.
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Has anyone seen any/taken any new images on the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge?
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 11:06 AM
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These are from last month--Dec. '09--the freshest I could find! There are more pics at the link along with high-res-super-giant versions. It sounds like they're roughly at the point of installing the giant steel which will support the concrete roadway: http://www.hooverdambypass.org/whats_new.htm
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...Spandrel columns on the arch were completed in December 2009. These columns will now support the superstructure of the bridge. Remaining work includes placement of the steel tub girders sequential construction of the cast in place concrete deck, pedestrian and barrier rails...
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On the Nevada approach deck, steel girders are staged with steel safety lines attached along the top of the upper flange. These girders, weighing upwards of 50 tons will be transported by the highline crane and placed to span between the spandrel pier caps, on top of which, the concrete roadway deck will be constructed.
Oh yeah, web cam here too, btw: http://www.hooverdambypass.org/
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 4:05 PM
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Fontainebleau

Icahn expected to get approval from bankruptcy court..
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010...bleau-hearing/
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 4:10 PM
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Has anyone seen any/taken any new images on the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge?
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2010, 7:37 PM
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Nevada left off funding list for high-speed rail projects

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Old Posted Jan 29, 2010, 1:33 AM
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Nevada left off funding list for high-speed rail projects

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Gibbons sounds like a douche...and btw, I'm no big fan of Reid or Obama. Nevada already has a few hundered yards of mavlev. That's the reality. There's also the fact that when you're slicing up only $8B--it's naturally going to go to more populous areas. That's how it works with HSR.

That's actually my big gripe with Obama and Reid--the $8B. China just announced $300B for HSR. They're in a quandry though. The only place the money could come from is the massively bloated Pentagon budget--the US spends more on "defense" than the rest of the world combined. Is Gibbons on board to get some transportation funds that way? Doubt it...not that Obama or Ried have even suggested it. It's kinda hard to spend all your money on eternal wars and bases in 160 countries--and expect more than bread crumbs for public transportation.

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Gov. Jim Gibbons blamed Reid and President Barack Obama for Nevada’s lack of funding for the maglev project.

“Nevada already has a high-speed magnetic levitation train plan in place,” Gibbons said in the statement. “It is disgusting and disgraceful that Reid and Obama ignored our efforts.”
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2010, 2:07 AM
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The main problem is that Maglev would have a hard time linking into California's more conventional system. Plus the Maglev is three times the cost and a new sort of anything will always have price overruns.

Maglev is cool and all, but if the rest of the country is doing rail HSR, we need to take maximum advantage of that.
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Old Posted Feb 1, 2010, 8:21 AM
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Saw this near the Mandalay Bay last month but forgot to mention it. If it hasn't been mentioned yet here it is

http://www.lasvegassun.com/photos/ga...09/cloud-nine/

http://www.vegas.com/attractions/on_...cloudnine.html


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Old Posted Feb 1, 2010, 8:48 PM
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