MaksFly wrote:For Vegas locals, yes, it could work especially if they live in the outskirts of town or in Boulder City, Summerlin, etc... for tourists? Hell no.
For locals it would work ?????
Okay, if you live in the far south of the valley maybe, but anything north, east or west of say Russell it would be a nightmare.
There have been a few posts saying the new airport would be 30 minutes from Vegas, sorry but no it wouldn't for the vast majority of people, heck it's taken me 30-45 minutes to get from the spaghetti bowl to Trop a couple of times this week, when we lived at Desert Shores it was easily a 30 minute drive to get to LAS, out to the new airport you are looking at way over an hour, with good traffic, which let's face it, the 15 from Trop up to the 95 has, at 4am on a Wednesday morning, the rest of the time it is gridlock. Right now at 1am Google is saying it's 48 minutes from Desert shores to the site of the new airport.
ClipperYankee wrote:Wasn't there a plan bandied about for a while to eventually take over Nellis Air Force Base and have flights out of there? I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere, as highly unlikely it is that it ever happens.
There were a couple of pieces written about the idea, the USAF quickly pointed out that it wasn't happening and the local councils were quick to point out that Nellis pumps a lot of money into the local economy and that they love having Nellis here.
Public transportation at LAS is pathetic. I'm from the northeast where every major city has extensive public transportation. At LAS I had to wait for a bus for 45 minutes. Then I had to switch busses to get to the strip. For an airport so close to the strip, that was absolutely pathetic. An airport 30 minutes away but with a direct rail connection would be light years ahead of the current set up.
Also US west: wtf is up with the lack of public transportation?!!!
It's way better than it used to be, but yes, it's still not great.
The west as a whole....Big spaces with a spread out population, all based around the car, we out here didn't build up, we built out.