So, it is sunny and time to vacation, perhaps time for a drive to the seashore or your lake cabin. Refiners are producing a pricier blend of fuel for summer months. But not to worry: the current price of gasoline in Las Vegas is $3.38, actually 12 cents lower than the price a year ago. Locals are encouraging tourists to come and enjoy the Strip and new, improved downtown or cool off in nearby Mount Charleston or Lake Mead.
Pump prices around Nevada are continuing to fall. If you live in California, the bad news is that the highest average state price reported by AAA was achieved by California, which reached an average of $3.70 making it the third highest gasoline in the country.
It could be worse: Hawaii topped the list at $4.42 a gallon, followed by Alaska with the second highest price at $4.09.
Tired of higher gasoline prices? Move to Venezuela and you could fill your gasoline tank for $0.09 a gallon.
It's time to be a Hog. Despite falling gasoline prices this summer, the popularity of motorcycles has risen.
High-speed rail plans between Las Vegas and California have been in the works for over a decade. DesertXpress Enterprises is already trying to build a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Victorville. But what does one do after reaching Victorville? Problem solved: representatives of Desertexpress Enterprises and the Los Angeles MTA have signed letters that open the door to the Las Vegas-Los Angeles route.
The agreement includes a plan to build a 50 mile high-speed line between Victorville and Palmdale. Not only is this a plus for visitors to and from Las Vegas and California, the thousands of Los Angeles commuters who live in Victorville and the surrounding area and would benefit from a rail connection.
Those of us who drive between Las Vegas and California have all experienced the "rigors" of the road traffic jams if one is going to or from Las Vegas on a Friday or Sunday night — as well as some epic car crashes slowing traffic for hours.
Originally published in the September 2012 issue of the O&A
Copyright 2012 by KAL Publications Inc.
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