UPDATE MAY 22: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved a $49 million contract for the first underground tunnel transit system in Las Vegas with an expected completion date in 2021.
.@LVCVA APPROVES ~49M contract project to build the first underground people mover! Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO says, “Las Vegas will continue to elevate the experience of our visitors with innovation.” Story at 5pm/6pm @KTNV. pic.twitter.com/XI4aOj5Ird— Cinthia Maldonado (@CinthiaKtnv) May 22, 2019
LVCVA CEO Steve Hill says the future tunnel could one day expand to the airport and downtown.
"Because innovation leads to a low-cost system, it can help solve congestion problems not only in the resort corridor," Hill said.
He also said tourism is crucial to the city as in 2018, 42 million people visited Las Vegas with almost 2 million attending conventions.
"Today is a day to celebrate, but it's also a day to get to work. We have 16-18 months worth of work," Hill said.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Public transportation in Las Vegas could be speeding into the future starting today.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is expected to vote on May 22 on funding for an underground tunnel transit system designed and constructed by Elon Musk's The Boring Company.
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Passengers would be transported by Tesla cars that would reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.