Las Vegas approves The Boring Company’s underground Tesla shuttle system expansion plans

Evelyn Arevalo by Evelyn Arevalo December 17, 2020

Las Vegas approves The Boring Company’s underground Tesla shuttle system expansion plans

The Boring Company is building the first real-world, high-speed ‘Loop’ transportation system beneath Las Vegas. The underground network will shuttle passengers aboard Tesla vehicles at 150-miles per hour. The first tunneling project is almost complete, it is a two-mile-long tunnel that connects several Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) buildings across streets. The Boring Company plans to expand the LVCC tunnels to connect them to a network of tunnels that will feature several key destinations.

On December 16 the Las Vegas City Council unanimously voted to approve The Boring Company’s plan to expand the underground Loop shuttle system across downtown Las Vegas. Citywide expansion plans were presented on Wednesday to the city council, in which a The Boring Company President Steve Davis said the zero-emission underground transportation system will be funded by the company and will not utilize tax dollars. The tunnel that gained the Commission’s approval will begin at the LVCC and connect to downtown Las Vegas. The Loop will run through Las Vegas Boulevard, connect to Ogden, and lead back into Main Street. The company shared the map with the City Council of where the tunnel will be built, pictured below. The company ultimately plans to connect the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop to a network of tunnels that will connect “to casinos along the Strip, McCarran International Airport, Allegiant Stadium, downtown Las Vegas, and eventually to Los Angeles. Vegas Loop will provide fast and convenient transportation to the Las Vegas community, its visitors, and beyond,” according to the company’s website. 

Source: The Boring Company document to the Las Vegas City Council 

This week, on December 14, the company also submitted a proposal with the Clark County to expand the tunnel into a 10.5-mile-long Loop shuttle system to connect the Las Vegas Strip of casino hotels, including a shuttle line that would transport Tesla shuttle riders around Caesars Entertainment resorts only: Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, the Linq, Bally’s, The Cromwell, Harrah’s and Planet Hollywood Resort. The proposed tunneling project would enable individuals to travel underground aboard Tesla vehicles from the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop to Mandalay Bay area in 3 minutes – typical drive time between those areas is 30 minutes during peak traffic hours (map shown below) The Boring Company’s additional expansion applications will be reviewed over the course of two Clark County Commission meetings by February 2021, according to an announcement by the Commission via Twitter.

 

 






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