Plans are underway for Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system to expand through the destination of Las Vegas
During the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors meeting today, Steve hill, chairman and CEO of LVCVA, said the Musk tunneling company recently submitted its application for a special use permit to the City of Las Vegas and intends to file a land use application (design review) in Clark County soon, the first stages of the process of building the system through Las Vegas.
Vegas Loop will feature underground tunnels stretching as far north as downtown Las Vegas, across the corridor of the Strip and as far south as Allegiant Stadium, awaiting approval later this week by the Stadium Authority, the stadium’s owner. Passengers will travel through tunnels in all-electric Tesla vehicles.
“The Vegas Loop will be a game-changer for our visitors looking to quickly access world-class attractions and resorts throughout the destination in a fun and convenient way,” said Hill.
“We are very excited about the future of loop transportation in Las Vegas and we are grateful for the enthusiasm shown by Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, LVCVA, resorts and attractions, “President of Vegas Loop Steve davis said.
The company’s first commercial underground tunneling venture began with the construction of the $ 52 million Loop of the convention center connecting the existing 3.2 million square feet Las Vegas Congress center at its $ 980 million Extension of the west hall. The Loop will transport convention attendees across the 200-acre campus in less than two minutes in Tesla vehicles. The convention center loop is scheduled to end in January.
Musk’s underground transportation system was born out of his desire to solve the traffic jam problem. As a result, the company is focused on building low-cost, quick-to-build underground transportation systems to reduce traffic congestion. Underground construction has several advantages, as the tunnels are structurally safe, weatherproof, noise-free, and can accommodate increasing capacity by easily adding multiple levels.
SOURCE Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)