“Truly Significant” for Las Vegas: Elon Musk’s The Boring Company Begins Tunneling Convention Center’s First Underground People Mover

LVCVA CEO Steve Hill, left, and Boring Company President Steve Davis turn the start keys as The Boring Company and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority mark the start of tunneling for the The Boring Company’s People Mover at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Photo credit: Mark Damon/Las Vegas News Bureau

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) today began tunneling the future of transportation in Las Vegas as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) began work on the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) underground people mover to transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus. This is the first commercial endeavor for TBC and one more first for Las Vegas.

This is truly a significant occasion for Las Vegas. Our collaboration with The Boring Company continues to elevate the innovative experiences we offer our visitors and will ensure that our expanded convention facilities are among the most tech-forward in the world. We took the concept of utilizing the underground people mover from an idea on paper to tunneling in less than a year, demonstrating our board’s willingness to embrace bold, new ideas with the potential to change the face of transportation in Southern Nevada and beyond.”

Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO

“Less than one year ago, this project was just an idea on paper; today, we’re ready to begin tunneling. Thanks to our partners at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for the opportunity to build our first commercial project here. We are excited about the future of Loop transportation in Las Vegas.”

Steve Davis, President, The Boring Company

According to the press release which announced the work, the $52.5 million people mover will include three passenger stations connecting the existing 3.2 million square-feet of convention space with the LVCC’s new 1.4 million square-foot West Hall currently under construction, part of a $1.52 billion expansion and renovation.

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