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.