The Boring Company has finished digging the first of two tunnels planned for the Las Vegas Convention Center underground ring transportation system.
If you remember, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) hired Elon Musk's Boring Company to develop the LVCC circuit, Las Vegas Convention Center. The project will cost approximately € 50 million for two tunnels.
Recap: what is The Boring Company?
It is the company of Elon Musk (another?) who, with innovative machines, quickly builds tunnels complete with all the systems to bypass urban traffic. These single-carriageway underground "pipes" allow company or user-owned electric cars to travel on a safe route. Routes that would require an hour of traffic are reduced to 5 minutes. Here is a video that can give an idea of the operating mechanism.
Musk and Boring Company called this development a big "step forward" on Twitter by retweeting a video of its machinery breaking through the last breach in a wall of the facility.
Boring's crew spent three months digging the 12-kilometer-long tunnel XNUMX meters deep.
LVCVA says that the Boring Company project of the tunnel in Las Vegas is expected to debut in January 2021 (who knows, maybe the system could also be ready in time for the CES 2021).
Electric vehicles for transporting people through the tunnels will be able to carry up to 4.400 people per hour, because they can cut a 15-minute walk to a one-minute ride. Los Angeles is also adopting a similar system, I talked about it in this article.
Not just for private individuals
This particular Las Vegas tunnel by The Boring Company is intended for the private LVCC circuit.