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Elon Musk's The Boring Company Drills Down Next Steps in Las Vegas Expansion Goals

Elon Musk's The Boring Company Drills Down Next Steps in Las Vegas Expansion Goals

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The Boring Company has taken the first steps in expanding an underground transportation system that will extend into the tourism corridor, including downtown Las Vegas and the Allegiant stadium.

The first steps to expand the innovative underground tunnel system throughout Las Vegas will soon be underway. The Vegas Loop will be the first-of-its-kind travel destination transportation solution that offers convenient transportation and reduced congestion throughout the Las Vegas resort corridor.

During the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, LVCVA President and CEO, Steve Hill, said The Boring Company—which is constructing an underground transit system at the convention center—recently submitted a special use permit application to the city of Las Vegas and intends to file a land use application with Clark County soon, according to Financial Times.

The Vegas Loop would consist of tunnels stretching as far north as downtown Las Vegas, throughout the Strip corridor, and as far south as the Allegiant Stadium. The project is awaiting approval this week from the Stadium Authority, the owner of the stadium.

"The Vegas Loop will be a game changer for our visitors seeking to quickly access world-class attractions and resorts throughout the destination in a fun and convenient way," says Hill.

"We are very excited about the future of Loop transportation in Las Vegas and are grateful for the enthusiasm shown by Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, the LVCVA, the resorts, and attractions," Vegas Loop's President Steve Davis says.

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The first of The Boring Company's tunnel project is actively under construction in Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The $52.5 million LVCC project, will be comprised of a Loop system with two one-mile long tunnels adjacent to each other, that will connect the New Exhibit Hall [West Hall] building to the South and North / Central Hall. On May 14, The Boring Company finished excavating both tunnels that will make-up the Loop transportation system.

“Loop is an express public transportation system that resembles an underground highway more than a subway system. Passengers arrive directly at their final destination without stopping,” the company states. “To put it another way, if a subway line had 100 stops, a train would typically stop at each station, so the trip between Stop 1 and Stop 100 would be long. In contrast, Loop passengers travel directly to their destination […] without stopping at the intermediate stations.”


Elon Musk hopes that Boring's people-moving technology will help revolutionize urban transport in an increasingly crowded world—empowering people to move long distances quickly. The company appears to be acting according to plan and is continuing to expand with confidence.

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