The Boring Company Plans Las Vegas Expansion
The Boring Company has some exciting plans for Las Vegas. The company is planning a massive citywide expansion of its underground transportation system that is being built under Las Vegas.
The Boring Company now says it wants to build a 10-mile sub-surface “loop” that serves the famous Las Vegas Strip of casino hotels and reaches the city’s downtown area as well as McCarran International Airport. The company also wants to build an additional loop that connects properties owned by Caesars Entertainment, the Review Journal reports.
All travel will be aboard Tesla vehicles, Model 3s and Model Xs. A new “tram” based on the current Model 3 platform is also expected to be built soon, and it will accommodate up to 16 people. The goal is for all the vehicles to drive autonomously, but at launch it’s likely they will still need drivers.
The Boring Company’s expansion plans come after the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) completed the purchase of the Las Vegas Monorail, which filed for bankruptcy in September after shutting down in March. The acquisition killed a noncompete agreement that had previously kept The Boring Company from digging any tunnels that served the same areas reached by the monorail.
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the convention center isn’t even on the main trunk route, and requires a spur that’s rather twisted, so say the least. you build a huge ass platform, just to allow 16 passengers embarking at once (which will be slower than boarding a subway train),
….didn’t mention anything about how they expect the traveling times will be during peak demand (how many lanes inside the system allow cars to pass straight through, and when it’s backed up, how bad can it get ? cuz any car based system is still that – cars, with all the congestion effects associated with automobiles – placing it underground inside tubes doesn’t automatically allow it to gain the efficiency of a train-based system while allowing one to remain inside the comfort and privacy of cars.),
almost comical level of inefficiency in spacing its stations – (one at Vdara and ANOTHER at Cosmo ??),
they’re being driven by humans so it’s an underground uber/lyft then. are we expected to tip ? I love to actually see them showcase how during the height of CES week they can bring someone from Mandalay Bay to Convention Center in 3 minutes (their own claim), and that congestion for even departure out of the pod bays at MB, the congestion along the tubes, and also congestion at drop off will all magically disappear, despite this is an underground uber network that definitely requires plenty of drilling, and hardly any of the benefits associated with implementing a proper rail system
Sounds boring to me…. ha ha