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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...
article Las Vegas’ airport sees busiest January passenger volume in history (2/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The new year got off to a soaring start for Las Vegas’ airport as it surpassed the 4 million passenger mark in January for the first time. McCarran...
article Virgin Trains plans big station south of Las Vegas Strip (2/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The proposed station that Virgin Trains Las Vegas will call home would span more than 273,000 square feet on land near the South Premium Outlets mall,...
article Las Vegas area’s airports make $35B economic impact, report says (1/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- McCarran International Airport and surrounding airports were responsible for $35 billion in economic output in Clark County in 2018, officials say. Las...
7 Total Articles 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

COVID-19

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...
article Virus’ impact to dampen Las Vegas regional gaming, study finds (3/13/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A Thursday study from investment firm SunTrust Robinson Humphrey found Las Vegas Strip room rates are continuing to drop amid the virus outbreak. Analyst...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe enacts travel restrictions due to spread of Coronavirus (3/8/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian Bear Runner has called an emergency meeting for 10 a.m., Monday to address a travel ban he is enacting for tribal...
article Official: White House didn't want to tell seniors not to fly (3/7/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial...
4 Total Articles 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

First Nations

article Winter road conditions pose challenge to Liberals' timetable for lifting boil water advisories: minister (3/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- Fort Severn First Nation in northern Ontario declared a state of emergency this week after the pump that supplies its water failed — and warmer-than-...
article Fort Albany First Nation 'alarmed' by Northern Road link announcement (3/5/2020)
(Ontario) -- A northern Ontario Indigenous community says it's "alarmed" over the recent announcement of the building of an all-season road which would run...
article 'Critical step' to reconciliation: Manitoba to transfer control of northern airports to First Nations (2/20/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba has begun the process of transferring the province's northern airports and marine operations to First Nations ownership and operation. Premier...
article 'They have a monopoly': Northern Manitoba First Nations decry Perimeter Aviation following crash (1/21/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A group of northern Manitoba First Nations says Perimeter Aviation has longstanding issues after a plane crash on a remote community left passengers "...
article Plane crashes into snowbank in northern Manitoba (1/20/2020)
(Manitoba) -- There were some tense moments for passengers on a plane that crashed into a snowbank shortly after landing in northern Manitoba on Sunday. The Perimeter...
article Yukon gov't, First Nation agree on road project in southeast Yukon (1/17/2020)
(North Canada) -- The Yukon government and the Liard First Nation have signed a deal for the first phase of upgrades to the Nahanni Range Road. It will mean training and...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Appeals court supports tribal lawsuit over oil trains (3/6/2020)
(Washington) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling protecting the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s right to sue to enforce an agreement that restricts...
article BNSF Loses Bid to Keep Hauling Shale Oil Across Tribal Land (3/4/2020)
(Washington) -- BNSF Railway Co.'s shipments of crude oil across tribal land in Washington state violated a right-of-way and easement agreement, a federal appeals...
article Ottawa 'very concerned' about blockades as CN Rail says it will close 'significant' parts of its network (2/12/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the federal Liberal government is "very concerned" about growing anti-pipeline protests that are crippling...
article Dozens rally at Halifax container terminal in support of Wet'suwet'en (2/11/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- About 100 protesters blocked access to the Ceres container terminal in Halifax Tuesday afternoon. The crowd gathered in solidarity with the Wet'...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Swinomish Tribe

article 9th Circuit says Indian tribe may stop oil train traffic on reservation (3/5/2020)
(Washington) -- A federal appeals court affirmed on Wednesday a lower court ruling that held it could order a freight railroad company to stop running 100-car trains...
article Appeals court sides with Swinomish in BNSF suit (3/5/2020)
(Washington) -- A federal appeals court sided Wednesday with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in its lawsuit against BNSF Railway. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

GasLink

article Behind CN, CP's quiet deal to skirt railway blockades and keep Canada's vital goods moving (2/25/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Quiet talks brokered by a government desperate to stop a growing economic threat led to two rail rivals coming together with a workaround to bypass...
article New rail blockade goes up in northern B.C. (2/24/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Demonstrators are once again setting up a new rail blockade in northern B.C. less than two weeks after the previous one was dismantled. Gitx'...
article Canada pipeline project brings paralyzing rail blockades and protests (2/20/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The latest trouble began in early February with rail blockades in Canada over a natural gas pipeline project that crosses traditional territory of...
article 'We need Canadians to show resolve': Trudeau asks for patience as rail blockades continue (2/18/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Addressing the House of Commons Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Canadians to be patient with his government as it seeks a negotiated end to...
article Via Rail service to resume between Ottawa and Quebec City (2/18/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Passenger trains will run again between Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City starting on Thursday. Via Rail said CN, which owns those rail lines, has notified...
article It’s no coincidence that Wet’suwet’en protesters are targeting railways. Here’s why (2/16/2020)
(Canada) -- When a cluster of luminaries in top hats gathered in 1885 to hammer the very last spike on Canada’s new coast-to-coast railway into the ground, the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Wynn Resorts proposes gondola system to link casino and Assembly Row instead of a footbridge (2/25/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Is the lure of Wynn Resort’s Everett casino enough to take a gondola across the Mystic? Even before the Encore Boston Harbor got off the...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation, San Juan County officials say partnership could make railroad a reality (2/20/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer and San Juan County Commission Chairman Jack Fortner gathered Feb. 20 in the San Juan...
article On the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, a dispute over rights of way means rough roads, long bus rides (1/29/2020)
(Utah) -- “Whoa! There’s a rut,” said San Juan County Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy as coffee sloshed from a gas station cup wedged between the front...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation Receives Federal Transportation Safety Funding (2/18/2020)
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation was among six Washington tribes to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation...
1 Article on this Issue

Nez Perce Tribe

article Design work for casino interchange on track (2/18/2020)
(Idaho) -- Design work for an interchange at the Clearwater River Casino is on track to be completed in time for the next round of grant opportunities that will be...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article DOT’s Elaine Chao Announces $8.9 Million in Grants for Tribal Nations (2/18/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently announced that $8.9 million in grant funding will be dedicated to improving highway safety in tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Gun Lake

article MDOT: Gun Lake Tribe paying for US-131/M-179 rebuild (2/16/2020)
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe is expected to foot the bill for the majority of a highway rebuild near its casino south of Wayland. The tribe will pay for about 95...
article Gun Lake Tribe funding nearly all of U.S. 131 interchange rebuild (2/9/2020)
(Michigan) -- The U.S. 131 interchange to the Gun Lake Casino will be rebuilt. Preliminary work on the rebuild of U.S. 131 interchange at M-179 will begin in fall 2020....
article Gun Lake Tribe funding nearly all of U.S. 131 interchange rebuild (2/6/2020)
(Michigan) -- The U.S. 131 interchange to the Gun Lake Casino will be rebuilt. Preliminary work on the rebuild of U.S. 131 interchange at M-179 will begin in fall 2020....
article Gun Lake Tribe to pay for US-131 interchange work (2/6/2020)
(Michigan) -- A southwest Michigan indian tribe is shouldering most of the financial burden to rebuild an interchange on U.S. 131. The Michigan Department of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Casino's backers gambling on road extension (2/8/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Ottawa has submitted a new plan for its $318-million casino expansion, but now the entertainment complex will face a road that doesn't yet...
article Gondolas open at Hard Rock Stadium for Super Bowl LIV (2/1/2020)
(Florida) -- Last year, Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel announced that Hard Rock Stadium would be installing a gondola system to take fans from the lots closer to the stadium...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Graton Rancheria

article Campaign Spending On SMART Train Tax Breaking Local Records (2/7/2020)
(California) -- The campaign spending war over the SMART train tax extension is smashing local records. Each side has now raised north of a $1 million, nearly double the...
1 Article on this Issue

Suquamish Tribe

article Day Road roundabout falls from top of priority list (1/31/2020)
(Washington) -- State and local officials have backed away from a controversial proposal to build a stormwater holding pond on undeveloped land next to the Day Road...
1 Article on this Issue

Yocha Dehe Wintun

article ‘Cache Creek Casino Direct’ offers regional daily bus trips (1/24/2020)
(California) -- Cache Creek Casino Resort is now offering a stylish way to visit Brooks and the Capay Valley. The casino’s new motorcoach service, “Cache...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Waze app instead sending Borgata casino visitors to New Jersey woods, police say (1/20/2020)
(New Jersey) -- Users of the Waze navigation app may want to take extra precaution if they're planning a trip to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City...
article Seeking AC’s Borgata, Waze Users Get Stranded in NJ Wildlife Area, Police Say (1/20/2020)
(New Jersey) -- No, the luxurious Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa isn’t located in a central New Jersey wildlife preserve. The Jackson Township Police Department,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Lawmaker wants data to support ‘radiation table’ safety claim (1/20/2020)
(Macau) -- A Macau lawmaker has insisted that data be presented to prove the claim that so-called “radiation tables” in casinos are safe for croupiers and...
1 Article on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article $225 million casino project proposed for Des Moines airport (1/15/2020)
(Iowa) -- A development group that wants to build a $225 million casino and hotel at the Des Moines airport said the project would help pay for a planned new terminal....
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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....
article Health care too often blocked for rural and underserved communities (12/21/2019)
(USA) -- For many Americans, health care is difficult to obtain. This has little to do with whether or not they have insurance. Rather, it concerns the distribution of...
article Highway marker honoring Native American athlete is missing (12/18/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Officials say a highway marker honoring a Native American Olympic gold medalist has gone missing. News outlets report the marker honoring James...
article 2 men banned from PAL flights after making racist remarks to Indigenous passengers (12/10/2019)
(North Canada) -- Two men have been banned from PAL Airlines after making racist remarks to Indigenous passengers aboard a flight Monday from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to...

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