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Hot on the heels of a similar plan
in Los Angeles, serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has been given the green light to build underground ‘express-route’ tunnels in Las Vegas, US.
The decision by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will allow Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) to construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center. The service, expected to cost $35-$55 million, will operate via a loop of tunnels that could carry up to 11,000 passengers per hour in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds, TBC claims.
LVCVA says the project has the potential to connect the downtown area with the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor and the McCarran International Airport.
The partners will now determine construction and operational plans as well as negotiate a contract for final approval by the LVCVA board in a meeting which is anticipated by June.
The Las Vegas Convention Center, currently in the process of expanding, is set to cover 200 acres when complete in time for the Consumer Electronics Show in 2021.