Musk’s The Boring Company Wins Contract To Build Las Vegas Loop

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has won a contract to build a Loop system in Las Vegas.

The Verge reports that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority voted on The Boring Company’s proposal on Wednesday where they approved the $48.6 million contract.

The Loop system will be constructed specifically for the Las Vegas Convention Center and “provide fast and convenient transportation for convention and trade show attendees across the LVCC campus. Dubbed the LVCC Loop, The Boring Company’s project will include two tunnels for vehicles as well as three stations and a pedestrian tunnel.

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The company says that it typically takes attendees at the Las Vegas Convention Center up to 15 minutes to walk between the New Exhibit Hall in the Northwest of the expansive complex and the North/Central Hall in the middle of the site. The LVCC Loop trip between these two sits will take approximately 1 minute.

The closest The Boring Company has got to previewing what its Loop will be like is a test tunnel unveiled in Los Angeles late last year featuring a Tesla Model X running on specially-design tracks through a tunnel. The firm says the finished Loop will house autonomous Model 3 and Model X vehicles as well as “high-occupancy AEVs” which use a modified Model X chassis to transport up to 16 passengers at a time.

Future expansions to the Las Vegas Loop system are being considered by the company to include services down the famous Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas Stadium, McCarran International Airport, and even a service to Los Angeles.

  • Paul

    How Boring Is It?

  • europeon

    Corrupt and incompetent officials are dime a dozen, but this stupid to fall for this nonsense… amazing.

  • Adam

    Considering how fat we are getting. That 15mins walk is a great ideal

  • GS27

    Let’s hope the quality is as high as the test tunnel aka “skid on industrial castors guided by poorly laid concrete grooves” unveiled last year. 🤣

  • MarketAndChurch

    Sounds pretty cool. I almost feel like a pedestrian tunnel might not be the safest thing in a city like Vegas. But we’ll see.

  • john1168

    $48.6M to save people from walking 15 minutes??? Sounds like another waste of money, horse $h!t program to me.

  • CBV2020

    An innovator, dreamer, entrepreneur would know that a man who flys rockets and has also introduced the first globally known electric automotive company is not focused on saving people a 15min walk through a convention center–this is a puzzle piece to something else he’s chipping away at. And while people criticize him, he will continue to be successful because he knows how to focus and move past the judgments of others. The world is only seeing the tip of the Musk iceberg.

    • Super Rob

      Elon is everything you said, and the one thing he is not….is a CEO. Similar to Steve Jobs, there are guys who have a million ideas running through their heads and it doesn’t translate to day to day running a company of thousands. If Elon would invent, then turnover the products manufacturing to someone else, he would have built the greatest company ever by now. Unfortunately he is going to ride it into the ground and watch it sold off at auction.

    • john1168

      Right now he is focused on reducing a 15 minute walk to a one minute vacuum tunnel maglev ride. But you’re right, he is chipping away at something bigger. And I believe it’s a hyper loop between Vegas and LA. This hyper loop at LVCC is a test bed to try to prove his system works and convince other areas to invest in it. But I don’t appreciate my tax dollars being wasted on what is essentially a totally unnecessary project. This money could be better used on improving the roads and infrastructure in the Las Vegas area. The city needs to focus on that first. I’m not against Elon or his ideas. I love his privatized space program and I think his electric cars are pretty cool too. But I was never a big fan of his hyper loop idea, at least not for transporting people. To me the only major advantage of the hyper loop is the tunnel network makes the “not in my yard” crowd happy but I personally think it’s dangerous for transporting people. I do think it’s good for cargo though. Personally I’d rather see a proper high speed maglev train system get going in the USA. I think it would be safer for people and way more cost effective.

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