Elon Musk’s Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the city of Las Vegas, so that the company led by Elon Musk can extend its network of tunnels under the city, to downtown Las Vegas.

Clark County commissioners first approved the Vegas Loop, which was planned as a 29-mile network of tunnels connected to 51 stations. But with approval for the expansion, it will grow to a larger 34-mile tunnel network with 4 additional stations: 55 in total, with connections to Harry Reid International Airport and Allegiant Stadium.

If you’ve forgotten how the Boring Company’s network of tunnels works, the Vegas Loop will see passengers ride in a human-driven Tesla Model X or Model Y electric vehicle – underground, in a series of networked tunnels – and powered to their destination with much, much more time to spare than driving on the roads.

The official City of Las Vegas Twitter account tweeted: “#lvcouncil unanimously approved the deal with @boringcompany to bring the Vegas Loop to the city limits in #DTLV”.

The Boring Company retweeted it, adding: “Thank you to the entire City of Las Vegas team! Great discussion today, and TBC is excited to build a safe, convenient, and awesome transportation system in the city“.

The Boring Company explains on its official website: “Vegas Loop will include LVCC Loop and all future service extensions, including those for casinos along The Strip, Harry Reid International Airport, Allegiant Stadium, Downtown Las Vegas and eventually Los Angeles. Vegas Loop will provide fast and convenient transportation to the Las Vegas community, its visitors and beyond“.

On October 20, 2021, Clark County Commissioners unanimously approved Vegas Loop, a 29-mile network of tunnels connecting 51 stations throughout the resort corridor and beyond, as shown on the map.“.

The Tesla Owners Club New York State tweeted “@elonmusk another aspect we’ll learn to appreciate about tunnels” to which Elon replied simply, with “Exactly“.

David H. Henry