The Boring Company Ready To Expand Their Las Vegas LoopAugust 18, 2020 0 By Looper
Some time ago Elon Musk’s Boring Company has announced that they have completed excavating the first Las Vegas tunnel. This tunnel is planned as a part of an underground loop system in Las Vegas. It is being built for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and it is designed to use autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs) at up to 155 miles per hour (around 250 kilometres per hour) to transport the passengers. The route could connect the McCarran International Airport, downtown Las Vegas, the Vegas strip and more. The due date for this project was scheduled on January 2021.
Right now, after the first tunnel has been created, came the time for the second one. There are also plans to take it even further and use it to connect Las Vegas with Los Angeles.
Most recently, The Boring Company has received the permission to begin expanding its loop project, with the use of Tesla electric vehicles. At the beginning LVCVA, which operates the city’s convention centre, needed this system to transport people between various halls present in their venue. Now it seems as if Musk’s firm is planning on their expansion casino by casino on the Strip, since both Resorts World Las Vegas and Encore At Wynn have applied to have their casinos connected via the loop.
The Clark County Commission approved their application and now the construction works can move forward. The anticipated time needed to go from the new resort to the convention centre, with the use of Musk’s tunnels, would take only two minutes.
Having a contract with two casinos and the convention centre, The Boring Company counts on the rest of casinos following the pattern of getting the loop system, not to be the ones who are left out.
At this point the biggest issue is the financial fluidity of all of the casinos, which are now suffering the consequences of the ongoing pandemic. This might be the factor preventing them from investing money in such a futuristic approach to transportation in Las Vegas.
There have also been some introductory conversations that The Boring Company held with McCarran International Airport, as it was mentioned by Chris Jones, who is the airport’s spokesman.
The approval, which The Boring Company got from the Clark County Commission, brings Musk’s team one step closer to the expansion of his underground transportation system. The next steps, according to a spokesperson for Clark County, consist of building permits and a license as well as maintenance agreement from a county department. Scott Sibella, the head of Resorts World Las Vegas, has stated that he is very excited about the project and that the construction is planned to begin by the end of this year.