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Boring Company begins construction for underground people mover in Las Vegas

Company seeks to hire over a dozen people
Posted at 5:08 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 18:17:17-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — One of Elon Musk's companies, The Boring Company (TBC), is looking to fill over a dozen positions in the Las Vegas valley as construction begins on an underground people mover at the convention center.

Open positions posted on its website include: civil engineer, electrical engineer, lead architect, tunnel engineer, land surveyor, and other engineering, operations and production jobs.

Earlier this year, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved a $49 million contract with TBC to design, construct and operate an underground people mover at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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The people mover will use Tesla vehicles -- another company Musk founded -- to transport passengers between three stations at the convention center campus.

The three stations will be:

  • Station One: East of South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center Red Lot
  • Station Two: Immediately adjacent to Central Hall
  • Station Three: West of the currently under construction West Hall

It will take about one and a half minutes to carry passengers across the campus, currently a 15-minute walk, the company says.

The Tesla vehicles will have with the capacity to go 150 mph, but because of the short distance of the tunnel they will only travel between 35-40 mph.

However, the company says the underground people mover has the potential for future expansion and connectivity to resorts on the Strip, downtown Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport and more.

Tunneling for the project begins Friday and is expected to be complete in 2021.