Las Vegas Approves The Boring Company’s Plan To Expand Its Underground Transportation System Under Sin City
In a word: Construction of the Vegas Loop is expected to begin in early 2023. The completed system will include more than 34 miles of underground tunnels with more than 55 stations, including stops at Harry Reid Airport and Allegiant Stadium.
The transit system will use Tesla Model X and Model Y vehicles to transport passengers directly to their destination without having to stop at other stations along the way. Officials see the network of tunnels as another way to connect major city destinations and ease congestion on surface streets.
The project is funded by The Boring Company and private properties, meaning no taxpayer funds will be required.
Anyone who has ever visited Las Vegas knows without a doubt how long it takes to get from one destination to another. Shuttles, taxis, and ride-sharing services are the preferred mode of transportation on the streets, while streetcars and the Las Vegas Monorail weave in and around venues as alternatives. Even with this infrastructure currently in place, travel can be slow.
The Boring Company already operates a short loop under the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center, dramatically reducing the time it takes to get from West Hall to North/Central Hall. On foot, the journey can take up to 25 minutes; the same trip using the LVCC loop only takes two minutes.
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