In the latest news, Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tunneling company Boring has revealed its first passenger station underneath Las Vegas, the first of Boring's planned Las Vegas Loop, which will use human-driven Tesla Model X and Model Y to transport passengers.
Boring expects to complete the 29-mile (46.67 km) Las Vegas Loop in Las Vegas, which will use Teslas to carry passengers to and from hotels, casinos, soccer stadiums, the Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport on the Las Vegas Strip. The Resorts World Casino station, the first to be revealed, will be the first stop on the loop, which will have a total of 55 stops.
Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas, said the Las Vegas Loop will make it easier for people to get from the Las Vegas Convention Center to the Resorts World casino, and that the loop will eventually connect us to the entire city. The local government (Clark County) claims that up to 57,000 passengers per hour will be able to pass through the tunnel system and that it will not cost taxpayer money to build it.
We understand that the Boring Company has been working to solve traffic congestion by building tunnels. In early 2021 the company already operated a small version of the tunnel system under the Las Vegas Convention Center. A major expansion took place last year after receiving local government approval. But The Verge says Boring's current plans to dig tunnels in other places like Chicago and Los Angeles have fizzled out.