Elon Musk plans to dig a tunnel under Las Vegas

Elon Musk Las Vegas Tunnel
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Elon Musk and the Boring Company has a new project in its cross-hairs, a “people mover” that, according to Fast Company “the boring company could design, build, and operate beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center within the next two years if approved.”

So, what is this “people mover” we speak of? Well, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the “people mover” will be “a loop of underground express-route tunnels that could carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds.” In other words, mini buses to move people to and from the convention center, which is a sprawling 3.2 million square feet laid out across several buildings (and growing, thanks to a planned expansion).

However, LVCVA says that “it could extend the system in the future to connect to the city’s downtown, the resort corridor, McCarran International Airport, “and beyond,” whatever that might mean.” Its like the monorail at Disneyland, (assuming you’ve been to Disneyland) but underground and much faster but probably not as cool looking.

LVCVA says that the “project is still subject to city approval–but if it gets it, the city could see autonomous electric buses running through tiny tunnels by CES 2021.” Now that would be awesome, but not aw awesome as the Hyperloop.

This article was originally posted on Fast Company

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