Nevada Transportation

Nevada Transportation

Transportation of Nevada

Here is a brief picture of the transportation in Nevada:

Nevada Airport

The public transportation in Las Vegas is usually provided by a four mile monorail system. Running near the Paradise Road, it serves quite a lot of casinos, the biggest attractions of Las Vegas. In the future, there are possibilities of it to extend to the McCarran International Airport, which is the busiest airport in Nevada. Another major airport of Nevada is, Reno-Tahoe International Airport (previously known as the Reno Cannon International Airport)

Nevada Railways

The Transportation of Nevada has a well-linked network with excellent trains and bus services. The California Zephyr of Amtrak runs through the Union Pacific's original transcontinental railroad. It offers daily service from Chicago to Emeryville, California. Through the way, it serves places like Elko, Winnemucca, Sparks, and Reno. The railway service in Nevada is well connected to almost all parts of the state. The Amtrak Thruway Motorcoaches provide services from Las Vegas to Needles, California, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield, California. The trains also run from Stateline in Nevada, to Sacramento in California.

Las Vegas however lacks a passenger train service after the withdrawal of the service of Amtrak’s Desert Wind in 1997. The good news is, proposals are flowing in recent times re-inforcing the need of re-introduction of the service to either Los Angeles or Southern California.

The Union Pacific railroad also offers its service in the north and south of Nevada.

The Road Network in Nevada

The Interstate 15, I-215 and spur route I-515 are the roads that serve Las Vegas and the other metropolitan areas in and around it. The Interstate 80 follows the Humboldt River from Utah roughly and heads to the northern part of Nevada. Then it passes westward through Reno and enters California. Interstate 80 also has a spur, which is I-580. Nevada is however one of the few states in the USA which does not have any continuous interstate highway to link the major population areas.

The other federal highways of Nevada are US 6, US 50, US 93, US 95 and US 395. 189 state highways form a well-woven grid of road network in Nevada.

The widely used public transit system in the Las Vegas metropolitan area is the RTC transit which offers bus service across the Las Vegas Valley. The deuce and double-decker local transit buses run through the outlying routes of the Las Vegas strip. The RTC RIDE also runs local buses throughout the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. JAC in Carson City is yet another transit system. However, most of the counties in Nevada cannot boast of any public transportation at all.

Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)

Nevada Department of Transportation Agency Overview
NDOT Formed 1917
NDOT Preceding Agency Nevada Department of Highways
NDOT Jurisdiction State of Nevada
NDOT Headquarters 1263 S. Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada
NDOT Agency Executives Susan Martinovich, P.E., Director
R. Scott Rawlins, P.E., Deputy Director, Chief Engineer
Rudy Malfabon, P.E., Deputy Director for Southern Nevada
NDOT Parent Agency State of Nevada
Nevada Department of Transportation Website

List of Airports in Nevada

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Boulder City BVU BLD KBVU Boulder City Municipal Airport
Elko EKO EKO KEKO Elko Regional Airport (J.C. Harris Field)
Las Vegas LAS LAS KLAS McCarran International Airport
North Las Vegas VGT VGT KVGT North Las Vegas Airport
Reno RNO RNO KRNO Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reliever Airports
Carson City CXP CSN KCXP Carson Airport
Henderson HND HSH KHND Henderson Executive Airport
Reno RTS   KRTS Reno/Stead Airport
General Aviation Airports
Alamo L92     Alamo Landing Field
Austin TMT ASQ KTMT Austin Airport
Battle Mountain BAM BAM KBAM Battle Mountain Airport
Beatty BTY BTY KBTY Beatty Airport
Ely ELY ELY KELY Ely Airport (Yelland Field)
Eureka 05U EUE   Eureka Airport
Fallon FLX FLX KFLX Fallon Municipal Airport
Gabbs GAB GAB KGAB Gabbs Airport
Goldfield 0L5     Goldfield Airport
Hawthorne HTH HTH KHTH Hawthorne Industrial Airport (was Hawthorne Municipal)
Jackpot 06U KPT   Jackpot Airport (Hayden Field)
Jean 0L7     Jean Airport
Lovelock LOL LOL KLOL Derby Field
Mesquite 67L MFH   Mesquite Airport
Minden MEV MEV KMEV Minden-Tahoe Airport
Overton U08     Overton Municipal Airport (Perkins Field)
Owyhee 10U     Owyhee Airport
Panaca 1L1     Lincoln County Airport
Silver Springs SPZ   KSPZ Silver Springs Airport
Tonopah TPH TPH KTPH Tonopah Airport
Wells LWL LWL KLWL Wells Municipal Airport (Harriet Field)
Winnemucca WMC WMC KWMC Winnemucca Municipal Airport
Yerington O43     Yerington Municipal Airport
Other Public Use-Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Cal-Nev-Ari 1L4     Kidwell Airport
Carson City 2Q5     Parker Carson STOLport (also see STOL)
Crescent Valley U74     Crescent Valley Airport
Currant 9U7     Currant Ranch Airport
Dayton / Carson City A34     Dayton Valley Airpark
Denio E85     Denio Junction Airport
Duckwater 01U     Duckwater Airport
Dyer 2Q9     Dyer Airport
Empire 1A8     Empire Airport
Fernley N58     Tiger Field
Goldfield 0L4     Lida Junction Airport
Kingston N15     Kingston Airport
Mercury L23     Pahute Mesa Airstrip
Mina 3Q0     Mina Airport
North Fork 08U     Stevens-Crosby Airport
Overton 0L9     Echo Bay Airport
Reno N86     Spanish Springs Airport
Sandy Valley 3L2     Sky Ranch Airport
Searchlight 1L3     Searchlight Airport
Smith N59     Rosaschi Air Park
Other Government/Military Airports
Fallon NFL NFL KNFL NAS Fallon (Van Voorhis Field)
Indian Springs INS INS KINS Creech Air Force Base (Indian Springs AF Aux.)
Las Vegas LSV LSV KLSV Nellis Air Force Base
Mercury (Yucca Flat) NV11 UCC KUCC Yucca Airstrip
Tonopah TNX XSD KTNX Tonopah Test Range Airport
Area 51     KXTA Homey Airport
        Proposed Airports
Las Vegas       Ivanpah Valley Airport (proposed opening 2017)
Notable Private-Use Airports
Mercury NV65 DRA   Desert Rock Airport (owned by U.S. DOE, was FAA: DRA)
Pahrump NV74     Calvada Meadows Airport
Round Mountain NV83     Hadley Airport (formerly public-use, was FAA: A36)
Notable Former Airports
Alamo       Delamar Lake Landing Strip
Amargosa Valley U75     Jackass Aeropark (closed 2004?)
Bonnie Claire       Bonnie Claire Airport (Scottys Airport)
Bonnie Claire       Bonnie Claire Lake Landing Strip
Boulder City       Boulder City Airport (closed 1958?)
Buffalo Valley       Buffalo Valley Intermediate Field (closed 1948-1954?)
Caliente 0L2     Caliente Flight Strip (Delamar Landing Field) (closed 1990s?)
Las Vegas       Anderson Field (Rockwell Field) (closed 1929)
Las Vegas       Barton Field (closed 2004)
Las Vegas       Sky Corral Airport (closed 1952?)
Las Vegas       Voc-Tech Airfield (closed 1999?)
Pahrump       Chicken Ranch Airfield (closed 2004)
Pahrump L57     Hidden Hills Airport
Pioche 11U     Pioche Municipal Airport (closed 1994?)