In an attempt to help bring traffic back and forth between sections of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Elon Musk was hoping to build one of his upcoming tunnels here in our own city to accomplish the job with. The Boring Company would come into town and dig a looping tunnel underneath LVCC property, with the hopes of expanding it later to places like McCarran Airport.
Something like this would prove wonders for a city plagued with poor public transportation, where all attempts to deliver solutions in the past were always blocked by a powerful taxi cab presence. Thanks to success of companies like Uber and Lyft, the taxi companies have been losing their pull, allowing for alternative solutions to finally become a topic of conversation.
Today (Tuesday), the LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) board of directors voted in approval of Elon’s plans to build the tunnel, marking the first success towards making it a reality. If this happens, it will be the very first subterranean transport solution ever built in Las Vegas. Outside of cars and buses on city streets, Vegas currently only has the Monorail which runs between certain casinos as well as a much smaller shuttle connecting a few casinos together on the west side of the strip.