Vegas Loop Expansion Gets Green Light

Vegas Loop ExpansionPlans for a Vegas Loop expansion that would add 29 miles to the existing Las Vegas Convention Center Loop underground transport system gets OK from Clark County Commission.

The Boring Company recently got the green light from the Clark County Commission to move forward with its plans to expand the existing Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop, which currently runs less than a mile under the LVCC, another 29 miles. The company, owned by Elon Musk, got approval for a special use permit that will enable it to get the permits it needs to build a 29-mile-long tunnel transportation system that will connect to the existing Loop.

The Commission also green-lighted a franchise agreement that will allow The Boring Company to run the transport system, including collecting fares from passengers and managing promotion and partnerships. While the company will pay to develop the system, property owners will fund the 51 Vegas Loop passenger stations planned for both the Las Vegas Strip and in Clark County, as well as a station at McCarran International Airport.

“We are very excited to take the next steps, working with Clark County leaders and our partners throughout Las Vegas, to build a fast, safe transportation system for this incredible destination,” said Steve Davis, president of The Boring Company.

The first section of the Vegas Loop, a 0.8-mile two-way tunnel that runs under the LVCC was launched in June just in time for the World of Concrete, the first major U.S. trade show to be held in person since the pandemic began. That stretch, which eventually will use driverless cars that can hold up to 12 passengers, currently can speed up to 4,400 conventioneers from the new West Hall to the North/Central/South Halls in less than two minutes, shaving a lot of time and saving a lot of shoe leather for those who used to have to hoof the 25-minute cross-campus walk.

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