Underground Transportation Spans The Strip, ‘Vegas Loop’ Gets Green Light From County Commissioners
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Clark County Commissioners on Wednesday approved plans to move forward with an expanded underground transportation system that will lie beneath the Las Vegas Strip and connect to Allegiant Stadium and the UNLV .
The company’s plan is to extend the Vegas Loop to 29 miles. It is said to have 51 stops along the Las Vegas Strip corridor, including downtown, Allegiant Stadium, and the airport.
The company says visitors and locals will be able to use the system. No tax dollars will be used. The deal is that the Boring Company will fund the tunnels and the hotels will pay for the construction of their own stations.
“The drilling company and Elon will fund the cost of the tunnels and the properties have agreed that they will pay the costs of their stations,” said Steve Hill, CEO of LVCA. “There will be a fair billed, it will be per car, not per passenger, the Boring Company is committing it to be between the bus fair and what it would cost to drive an Uber or a Lyft.”
The company says Teslas will be driven underground at first, but the goal is to become driverless.
The project is expected to last several years.
Boring’s first commercial project, the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, opened in June and its Teslas began moving conventioneers through underground tunnels to different convention halls. The system was capable of transporting over 4,000 people per hour.