The Las Vegas City Council has voted in favor of the Boring Company’s plan for a city-wide Loop system with Tesla vehicles.
A Boring Company Loop system consists of tunnels in which Tesla autonomous electric vehicles travel at high speeds between stations to transport people within a city.
The first system is being implemented at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCVA), which pays $ 50 million for the system, but we recently learned that the Boring Company plans to connect the Convention Center Loop with casinos on the strip to eventually a city-wide Loop in Las Vegas.
This new transportation will be built around a 10-mile tunnel system that will run from McCarran Airport to the Fremont Street experience with stops at all the major resorts along the strip.
The Boring Company suggested building the network from the existing Loop system in the convention center, and they have already been approved for expansions to the two neighboring casinos.
Today, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously voted in favor of the city’s expansion.
Bloomberg reported today:
On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously to make plans to drastically expand the Musk’s Loop project from a convention center transit system to a city-wide network that would include hotels and, one day, possibly even the airport.
Here’s a map of the planned Boring Company Loop:
Speaking for approval, Steve Davis, president of Boring Company, said no public money will be used to fund the project.
Instead, the company will pay for the main tunnels, and the casinos will pay for the stations and tunnels that extend from the main tunnels.
While the City Council approval was an important step, further approvals are needed in the coming months as the company submits more detailed plans.
However, it is likely starting to look like Las Vegas will be the first city to get a full Loop.
We recently learned that The Boring Company is also going to Austin and has recently taken over a large industrial space.
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