Las Vegas Convention Center calls in Elon Musk to improve transport

Elon Musk's The Boring Company has been chosen to design, construct and operate a transport system for the venue.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has selected Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Upon approval by the LVCVA board of directors, the project would have the potential to connect Downtown, the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor, McCarran International Airport and beyond.

The proposed plan would utilise a loop of underground express-route tunnels that could carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds.

“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 president and CEO Steve Hill.

A conceptual rendering of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion

“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 more than 800,000 square metres when complete.

Delegates walking the facility will log approximately 3.2 kilometres from end-to-end, hence the need for an on-property guest transportation solution.

“We are excited to work with the LVCVA to provide a world-class mass transit system in Las Vegas,” said Steve Davis, president at The Boring Company.

“Upon approval, it can be in use by Las Vegas Convention Center guests within one year, supporting the LVCVA’s expansion timeline.”

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