NDOT Shares DataWith App Waze
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app. Through the app, NDOT state road construction, incident and closure data will become available to Nevada drivers. In a two-way data exchange, Waze will provide NDOT with anonymous traffic incident and slow-down information reported by users to display on the Nevada 511 Travel Info system.
Owner of Grand Sierra Resort to Acquire SLS Las Vegas
The Meruelo Group, which owns the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, has announced plans to acquire the SLS Las Vegas in the third quarter of this year. The purchase will make Merueulo one of the only privately held companies to own major resort properties in both Reno and Las Vegas. The company also recently announced an agreement to purchase a top ranked radio station in Los Angeles, expanding the firm’s media holdings.
CSN Receives STEM Grant for UAS Discipline
The College of Southern Nevada has received a grant of nearly $200,000 to cover the cost of equipment and supplies for a new discipline in unmanned aviation systems (UAS). The grant was provided by the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology. The college expects to launch the full degree discipline in the fall of 2018 within its existing engineering technology department. The discipline is being developed with input from industry leaders and experts.
Greater Nevada Credit Union Named SBA Lender of the Year
Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU), headquartered in Carson City, has been recognized as a 2017 Nevada Small Business Administration (SBA) Lender of the Year. The award is given to Nevada lenders that had a positive impact on the small business community. GNCU lent over $10.7 million in SBA 7(a) lands and nearly $1 million in SBA 504 loans. In addition the credit union was recognized as the first ever Nevada Community Credit Union of the Year.