MOVING PEOPLE: LVCVA announces collaboration with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has announced plans to work with The Boring Company (TBC) to build a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center to transport visitors in high-speed, autonomous electric vehicles across the convention center’s campus.
Upon approval by its board of directors on March 12, the LVCVA would begin contract negotiations with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to design, build and operate a loop of underground express-route tunnels, opening in time for CES 2021. The people mover would also potentially link the convention center to Downtown, the Las Vegas Boulevard resort corridor and McCarran International Airport.
“The selection of The Boring Company for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s on-property, guest transportation solution leads the way to the evolution of transportation overall in Southern Nevada,” said LVCVA CEO and President Steve Hill in a statement. “Our destination thrives on innovation and reinvention and The Boring Company’s concept allows us to continue providing the world-class experience our guests and clients have come to expect and move people in an efficient and cost-effective manner with advanced technology.”
Currently in the midst of an expansion, the Las Vegas Convention Center will span 200 acres when complete in time for CES in 2021. Conventioneers walking the facility will log approximately two miles from end-to-end hence the need for an on-property guest transportation solution.
The Boring Company is a leader in innovative transportation technology. Its projects include a Research and Development (R&D) Test Tunnel in Hawthorne, California. The R&D Test Tunnel represents a fully operational 1.14-mile Loop system that cost less than $10 million per mile including internal tunnel infrastructure.