Clark County Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to approve The Boring Company’s Vegas Loop plans. Thanks to this decision, Elon Musk’s enterprise is one step closer to the day when it will be able to start laying 47 kilometers of the tunnel. Upon completion of the project, a network of 51 stations will connect various hotels and other locations between Allegiant Stadium and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. It now remains for the company to obtain the necessary permits before embarking on earthworks.
Boring President Steve Davis told the Las Vegas Review that the company will build the system in stages. As soon as she finishes work on a separate station, it will immediately open. Boring hopes to build five to 10 stations during the first six months of the project, followed by 15 to 20 stations each year. The goal is to complete the construction within three years.
Expanding and moving forward with plans for the “Vegas Loop.” #ClarkCounty Commissioners just approved an agreement with the @boringcompany to establish and maintain a transportation system that will go under the Las Vegas Strip. It will also go to @AllegiantStadm and @UNLV. pic.twitter.com/2ju3xcFq7O
— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) October 20, 2021
The Boring Company is making ambitious statements about how effective the Vegas Loop will be once completed. Davis said the network will carry approximately 57,000 passengers per hour. He also said it would be a point-to-point system, meaning that passengers would not have to stop at every station on their way to their destination.
The funny thing about this news is that we are not talking about supersonic trains in vacuum tunnels at all, but simply about a system of underground tunnels for electric taxi-cars.