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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. to expand high-speed transport Loop across Las Vegas

Posted at 11:40 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 21:21:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Come January, if all goes according to plan, trade show attendees in Las Vegas will zip around the Convention Center at high speeds in the world's first commercial Loop transportation system designed and built by Elon Musk's The Boring Company.

But the Convention Center is only the beginning. The company has officially taken one of the first steps toward expanding construction of the Loop across the city.

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The Boring Company recently submitted its special use permit application to the City of Las Vegas, and it intends to file a land use application in Clark County soon, according to Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Steve Hill.

In June, The Wynn and Resorts World submitted land-use applications and design plans to connect to the transport system.

"It's more than two who want to do this," Hill said at the time, "but these are the first two that make sense.

Indeed, a map for the Vegas Loop project shows the underground tunnel system stretching from downtown Las Vegas to the Las Vegas Strip and ending at Allegiant Stadium.

There are some stops at off-Strip casinos as well like the Rio, Gold Coast, the Palms and the Orleans.

According to its website, The Boring Company plans to add McCarran Airport -- and eventually Los Angeles -- to the Vegas Loop expansion.

The soon-to-be Convention Center Loop, which was previously referred to as a "People Mover," is the first commercial transportation project for The Boring Company, which has a test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.