Las Vegas Destination One Step Closer to Reducing Traffic Congestion
Elon Musk’s tunnel company receives important approval by Clark County Commission for its Vegas Loop
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas tourism community took a significant step forward today in the development of the Vegas Loop, an express underground transportation solution that will help ease traffic congestion and offer visitors and locals convenient access to world-class resorts and entertainment.
The Clark County Commission unanimously approved the special use permit and franchise agreement for the proposed 29-mile tunnel transportation system designed by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company. The special use permit allows The Boring Company to apply for and receive building permits to construct the proposed tunnels. The franchise agreement allows the company to operate the system, collect fares and oversee advertising and partnerships.
“We are very excited to take the next steps, working with Clark County leaders and our partners throughout Las Vegas, to build a fast, safe transportation system for this incredible destination,” says Steve Davis, president, The Boring Company.
There are currently 51 planned stations for the Vegas Loop throughout the Las Vegas Strip and Clark County. The system is also anticipated to connect to the City of Las Vegas and McCarran International Airport. Passengers can travel directly to their desired location without stopping and the Vegas Loop will be a must-experience attraction for visitors.
“Las Vegas continues to innovate and transform itself. The Vegas Loop will be a game-changer for our visitors in moving them around our exciting destination quickly, conveniently and in an entertaining ‘Only Vegas’ way,” said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).
The development of the Vegas Loop will be paid for by The Boring Company, passenger stations paid for by respective property owners, and it will be fare-based for passengers. The Vegas Loop will also connect to the existing Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, the .8-mile, bi-directional tunnel underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop became operational in June and allows up to 4,400 convention attendees per hour to be transported across the sprawling campus in just under two minutes, free of charge. By foot, the walk would take approximately 25 minutes.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop designed and operated by The Boring Company and also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor.