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Las Vegas Gaming

article More than 1M visited Las Vegas in June, down 70.5% (8/7/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- More than 1 million people visited Las Vegas in June, the month casinos were allowed to reopen. But the 100 percent drop in convention attendance — that’s...
article Resorts World Las Vegas receives Clark County Commission approval to connect with Elon Musk’s underground tunnel system (8/7/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Genting Group’s US$4.3 billion Las Vegas integrated resort development, Resorts World Las Vegas, has been granted permission by the Clark County...
article Resorts World gets green light for underground people mover station (8/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts World Las Vegas is cleared to move ahead with plans to build an underground station for The Boring Company's people mover. The property...
article Las Vegas Xpress train project plans for 2021 launch date (8/1/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- X-Train CEO Michael Barron has lofty hopes for his planned Las Vegas to Los Angeles luxury rail line, even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
article Las Vegas airport passenger count back up to 1 million in June — still 77% below last June (7/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport's passenger count was back over 1 million travelers in June, following the reopening of Nevada casinos...
article Elon Musk’s tweet sparks interest in underground people-mover project (7/22/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Elon Musk ramped up excitement for the Boring Co.’s underground people-mover project at the Las Vegas Convention Center late Tuesday.
article Less crowded these days, Las Vegas airport adjusts to new normal (7/12/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- While waiting for her luggage at McCarran International Airport, Christina Esposito of San Diego said she was concerned about traveling in the midst of...
article Las Vegas casinos seek connections to The Boring Company's loop system (6/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Boring Company is yet to add the finishing touches to its recently excavated tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, but a lack of polish hasn...
article Elon Musk has two Las Vegas casinos asking for Boring Company tunnels (6/12/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Elon Musk’s Boring Company is already looking to dig more tunnels in Las Vegas, Nevada, after it finished excavating the first two under the city...
article Las Vegas casino reopenings breathe life back into McCarran airport (6/4/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The first and last place people see when they fly into Las Vegas finally saw life pumped back into it. McCarran International Airport saw a surge of...
article Casino Owner Giving Away 1,000 Free Flights To Vegas — To Those Who Act Fast (5/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Casino owner Derek Stevens has announced that he will give away one thousand free flights to Las Vegas from 24 major U.S. cities to coincide with his...
article Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Ends Paid Self-Parking When the Casino Reopens (5/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas joins MGM Resorts International in dropping paid self-parking when it reopens for business. The resort tells the Las Vegas...
article Elon Musk's Boring Company has finished the tunneling for its Tesla-powered people mover in Las Vegas (5/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Boring Company completed the second of two tunnels underneath Las Vegas' convention center that will eventually be part of a Tesla-powered people...
article Las Vegas airport passenger traffic plunges 53% in March (4/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' normally bustling airport handled less than half the passengers in March compared with the same month a year ago in a drop that officials...
article Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Remains Focused on Fall 2020 Opening, Virgin Trains Receives $600M (4/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin billionaire Richard Branson, along with Richard Bosworth’s Bosworth Hospitality Partners and investment and real estate development firms...
article Las Vegas high-speed train project, once stuck in low gear, is now moving forward (3/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The last time a California railroad conductor hailed “all aboard for Las Vegas” was more than 20 years ago, after lines such as the Desert...
article Southwest cancels hundreds of flights amid McCarran tower closure (3/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The ongoing air traffic control tower closure and passenger decreases tied to the COVID-19 outbreak have significantly impacted McCarran International...
article Work begins on second Vegas Convention Center people-mover tunnel (3/23/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Excavation is underway on the second of two tunnels that will form a transportation system beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.The Convention Center...
article Las Vegas airport tower closes after controller gets virus (3/19/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas airport was running Thursday with reduced operations after an air traffic controller tested positive for the new coronavirus, temporarily...
19 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne River Sioux

article Sturgis rally visitors not allowed through Cheyenne River Reservation checkpoints (8/6/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Tourists heading to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will not be allowed through checkpoints on the Cheyenne River Reservation. The regulation is part of...
article Sturgis rally travelers shouldn’t go through Cheyenne River reservation (8/3/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Two state government agencies are advising motorists headed to the Sturgis motorcycle rally they will face tribal traffic checkpoints on two...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Turtle Mountain

article Turtle Mountain Tribe invests in roads (7/24/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A part of a phased approach to planning and spending CARES act funding, the Turtle Mountain tribe began infrastructure improvements with the Turtle...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article With input from local tribes, LMN’s Washington ferry terminal is optimized for minimal environmental impact (7/17/2020)
(Washington) -- When the Mukilteo ferry terminal—the eastern terminus of the Washington State Ferries (WSF) system’s Mukilteo-Clinton route—was...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Guangdong quarantine lifting won’t cause COVID-19 rebound (7/15/2020)
(Macau) -- The Macao government said on Tuesday it believes that today’s lifting of Guangdong’s 14-day quarantine requirement for all arrivals from Macao...
article Macao casinos applaud relaxing of Guangdong border-crossing rules (7/14/2020)
(Macau) -- The planned relaxation of border-crossing rules between Macao and China’s Guangdong Province on Wednesday is encouraging to casino operators, Asian...
article Over 100,000 apply for Macau-Guangdong border clearance on strong pent-up demand (7/14/2020)
(Macau) -- More than 100,000 people have tried to complete the transcoding procedures connecting the health codes of Macau and Guangdong Province over the past two days...
article Macau would benefit from getting into Hong Kong’s travel bubble (6/25/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau is desperate for tourists, and it needs them more from neighboring China and Hong Kong than anywhere else. These two sources of visitors make up the...
article Macau’s leader watching for good news in July on travel (6/25/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, said on the sidelines of a public event on Thursday that he was watching to see whether there would be any “...
article Macao casinos set to get a boost from easing travel restrictions (6/11/2020)
(Macau) -- Travel restrictions are being lifted between China’s Guangdong Province and Macao, a move that could spark increased business for Las Vegas companies...
article Macau Health authorities confirm no immediate schedule for easing border controls (5/19/2020)
(Macau) -- Progress on the potential easing of border controls between Macau and Guangdong Province has stalled this week, with Macau unable to offer any guarantees on...
article Macau sees 69% fall in visitors from mainland China in 1Q20 (5/19/2020)
(Macau) -- The number of visitors arriving in Macau from mainland China fell 69.2% year-on-year to 2.29 million in the first quarter, according to statistics published...
article Guangdong, HK, Macau, mull relaxing travel quarantine: Lam (5/11/2020)
(Macau) -- Guangdong in mainland China and its neighbouring jurisdictions Hong Kong and Macau are currently in discussions over a plan that would allow residents of the...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Manila airport authority severs ties with consortium over US$2 billion NAIA upgrade (7/14/2020)
(Philippines) -- The Manila International Airport Authority has terminated a deal with NAIA Consortium – a group comprising several of the Philippines’...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article Fauci, CDC chief raise concerns about full airline flights (6/30/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The government’s top experts in infectious diseases on Tuesday criticized American Airlines' decision to pack flights full while the...
article South Dakota DOT puts up checkpoint advisories for motorists around two Indian reservations (5/14/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Motorists traveling on several highways in western South Dakota are now being advised they face checkpoints at the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Indian...
article BIA and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Square Off on Reservation Highway COVID-19 Checkpoint (4/26/2020)
(South Dakota) -- As COVID-19 began to spread across the country in late March, the tribal chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe ordered checkpoints on that would...
article Scores of Alaska villages implement travel restrictions amid pandemic (4/13/2020)
(Alaska) -- About 70 Alaska tribes have implemented travel restrictions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, limiting incoming air, land and water traffic in remote...
article Alaska villages to ban, restrict air travel amid coronavirus (3/21/2020)
(Alaska) -- Multiple Alaska villages have proposed banning or restricting passenger air travel in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Local air carrier Wright Air...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Nı̨̀ı̨̀kè! Yellowknife now has stop signs in English and Wiliideh (6/25/2020)
(North Canada) -- The stop signs are part of the city’s reconciliation plan, based on community feedback that Wiliideh, the dialect spoken by Yellowknives Dene, should...
article Supporters propose changes to N.B. motor vehicle act to honour Brady Francis (5/8/2020)
(New Brunswick) -- Friends and family of Brady Francis, a 22-year-old man who died in 2018 after a hit-and-run collision, are proposing changes to make reporting vehicle...
article Northern Manitoba chiefs voice support for new remote First Nation travel restrictions (4/17/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Leaders in some northern Manitoba First Nations are relieved a new provincial order will restrict movement in and out of remote communities where a COVID-...
article Aamjiwnaang First Nation closes traffic to non-residents as COVID-19 precaution (4/10/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Aamjiwnaang Band Council has taken steps to ensure community safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The council has decided to slow the flow of traffic to...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article Which Southern California casinos have resumed bus programs (6/22/2020)
(California) -- As Southern California’s tribal-owned casinos have reopened they’ve powered on slot machines, fired up the grills at restaurants and some...
1 Article on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article DOT issues photo IDs on Standing Rock reservation (5/22/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation is working with Indian Affairs to insure Native Americans have access to mail-in voting. With the primary...
1 Article on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Melco Resorts chartered plane to fly home some of its Philippine workers stuck in Macau (5/19/2020)
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment has chartered a special flight from Macau to Manila in order to transport some of its Philippines workers back to their...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports in Las Vegas

article Raiders Way street signs installed near team’s Henderson headquarters (5/19/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- When Raiders management moves into the team’s under-construction headquarters and practice facility next month, the road leading to the Henderson facility...
1 Article on this Issue

Tule River

article Supes approve road improvements for 2020/21: Initial work on Tea Pot Dome for Eagle Mountain Casino included (5/4/2020)
(California) -- At its meeting on Tuesday, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved the 2020-2021 County Transportation Improvement program. The program...
1 Article on this Issue

CARES act

article White Earth Public Transit receives $511,558 grant (4/25/2020)
(Minnesota) -- White Earth Reservation Public Transit was awarded Federal Transit Administration funds from the CARES Act for Public Transportation on Indian...
1 Article on this Issue

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

article Bois Forte Band imposes travel ban, closes tribal court (3/23/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Just two hours after St. Louis County health officials confirmed its first presumptive case of coronavirus, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa on Saturday...
1 Article on this Issue

Covington

article Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations members stop visitors en route to Tofino and Ucluelet (3/17/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Members of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation (TFN), an Indigenous community located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, are stopping cars travelling...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Partner of Sask. woman who died in Alta. icefield crash calls for increased bus safety (7/21/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- Devon Ray Ernest remembers Dionne Jocelyn Durocher as a loving person, a caregiver and someone who loved her family more than she loved herself....
article U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5 Million Funding Opportunity for Tribal Transit Projects Nationwide (6/1/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $5 million in Fiscal Year...
article Winnipeg group gives free bikes to Indigenous students in need of transportation (5/10/2020)
(Winnipeg) -- A new program is giving bicycles to Indigenous youth who move to Winnipeg for school to help them get around the city as they pursue their studies. The...
article Work starts on Cattaraugus Territory section of Thruway (3/10/2020)
(Nevada) -- New York State Thruway Authority officials said Tuesday work has begun on a "critical" infrastructure project to repair and completely rebuild an...
article Ravn blames Quinhagak for hard landing that lead to lawsuit (3/6/2020)
(Alaska) -- In May of 2019, a Ravn plane landed so hard on the Quinhagak airstrip that it knocked off one of its landing wheels and scared the three passengers on board...
article Inuvik stop signs to include Indigenous languages (3/3/2020)
(North Canada) -- A new multilingual stop sign project in Inuvik, N.W.T., is hoping to highlight the importance of Indigenous language preservation. The community-based...
article Sinema cosponsors legislation to improve tribal roads (2/29/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has introduced the bipartisan Tribal Transportation Improvement Act with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota. The...
article Sen. Thune introduces bill to fund tribal transportation infrastructure (2/28/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Thune, introducing a bi-partisan bill in Washington to help funding for tribal transportation programs. Sen. Thune introduced the bill...
article Alaska Natives say their voices are being ignored in ferry reshaping group (2/21/2020)
(Alaska) -- With the Alaska Marine Highway System in dire straights, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced in January the formation of an AMHS Reshaping Work Group to come up...
article Treaty 3 communities, Ontario transportation ministry sign highway-twinning agreement (2/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- Four northwestern Ontario Indigenous communities have signed an agreement with the province's transportation ministry over the planned twinning of the...
article Warm weather creating 'crisis' for First Nations that rely on ice roads (2/4/2020)
(Ontario) -- Warm weather is playing havoc with the winter road network that connects remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario to the provincial highway system,...
article Shared-use paths picked for funding help in seven South Dakota communities (2/1/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A state panel has chosen seven South Dakota communities to receive transportation alternatives funding this year. They’ll be added to the state...
article Winter Roads Conditions Impacting Northern Ontario Communities (1/31/2020)
(Ontario) -- Northern Winter Roads are currently closed to full loads for transport trucks. Timmins – James Bay MP Charlie Angus says, “I spoke up in the...
article Napleton’s to pave lot for temporary casino parking in Rockford (1/28/2020)
(Illinois) -- Napleton Auto Group has purchased 3 acres behind its Perryville Road dealership that could be used to accommodate overflow parking when Giovanni’s...
article TSA apologizes after employee grabbed Native America woman's braids and said "giddy up" (1/16/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Transportation Security Administration is apologizing to a Native American woman after she was reportedly humiliated by an agent during a security...
press release Houlton Band of Maliseets Getting Federal Funding To Purchase Snow Removal Equipment (1/16/2020)
(Maine) -- An American Indian tribe whose members live near the most northeastern point of the United States is getting help from the federal government to buy snow...
press release Nearly $5 million in funding awarded through FTA’s Tribal Transit Program (1/16/2020)
(Alaska) -- Approximately $5 million in federal funding has been awarded to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to support 39 transit projects in 20...
article TSA apologizes to Native American woman 'humiliated' during security screening (1/15/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has apologized to a Native American woman who was recently “humiliated” by an agent’s...
article PassApp drivers hold protest over casino pickup policy (1/2/2020)
(Cambodia) -- Nearly one hundred PassApp rickshaw drivers staged a protest yesterday in front of the Poipet City Hall in Banteay Meanchey province to demand permission...
article Closure of bus depots on Vancouver Island part of industry wide struggle: CEO (12/22/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A member of the Ahousaht First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island says the decline in bus service in the province is wearing on her....

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