The Boring Company’s underground transportation system will be more extensive than originally planned. It has just received approval from the city to bring its underground transportation system called the Vegas Loop to the city limits. When Clark County Commissioners first approved the Vegas Loop, it was to be a 29-mile tunnel network connecting 51 stations. Now the network will span 54 miles and have a total of 55 stations, including stations that will serve the Harry Reid International Airport and the Allegiant Stadium.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Steve Davis, president of Boring Co., said tunnel construction in downtown Las Vegas could begin in 2023: “This is step two and there are eight steps we need to open. a long way to go and a lot of work to do. But if I guessed on the spot, I’d think we’d have machines in (the ground) next calendar year.” According to the publication, downtown stations are the Strat, Fremont Street Experience, the Slotzilla attraction, the Garage Mahal at the Circa Resort, and the Plaza Hotel. Boring could also add other stations in the future, with each station costing between $1.5 and $20 million to build.
Davis also said a ride from downtown Fremont Street Experience to Reid International would cost about $12 and take about eight or nine minutes. Before Boring’s monorail system can transport people to and from downtown Las Vegas, it must first receive a number of permits and design approvals. As The Verge points out, only 2.7 miles of the Vegas Loop is currently operational under the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). That said, Steve Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said he expects more portions serving parts of the Resort Corridor to be operational sometime in 2023.
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