The Boring Company May Build Loop Under Las Vegas Convention Center

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company could build a two-mile Loop system under the ever-expanding Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) revealed that it would recommend The Boring Company to construct the loop under the convention center on Tuesday. The recommendation must be approved by the authority’s board on March 12 to move forward, Ars Technica reports.

The LVCVA has been prompted to think up some kind of transportation system because when the convention center’s expansion project finishes by early 2021, visitors will have to walk approximately two miles (3.2 km) from end-to-end. Companies were asked to reply to a request for proposals in 2018 and Musk’s tunneling company stood out.

According to them, the Loop system could cost between $35 million to $55 million. In addition, they submitted a map of potential stops on an expanded loop that could extend from the convention center down to The Strip and other locations throughout Las Vegas.

If The Boring Company is tasked with building this Loop system under the Las Vegas Convention Center, it will be just the latest in a number of projects they are involved in. Last year, they revealed that they would build a Loop system from an LA Metro station to Dodgers Stadium. The Boring Company has also been contracted to build a Loop system from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport.

Unlike Musk’s proposed Hyperloop, the simpler Loop transportation system involves ferrying passengers around on autonomous electric skates traveling at between 125 and 150 mph (201 km/h – 241 km/h).

Note: The Boring Company’s LA test tunnel pictured below

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  • Super Rob

    How about build a loop that carries cargo containers. Take them off the ship then shoot them through the loop to some regional inland facility. Take the trucks off the road and cargo can be moved at 150mph without having to stop.

    • Astonman

      Now there’s a man that’s thinking!

    • Mr. EP9

      Great idea. However, the trucking and rail industry would fight it tooth and nail.

  • europeon

    You misspelled tunnel and subway.

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