Elon Musk’s Las Vegas underground loop gets the green light

CNET | 3/12/2019 | Marrian Zhou
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Elon Musk's Boring Company gets Las Vegas approval to build and operate a high-speed underground loop in the city.

Las Vegas will official get a tunnel from Elon Musk, perhaps within this year.

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The billionaire's Boring Company on Tuesday got the approval from the 14-member board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to build and operate an underground loop that would carry people in autonomous electric vehicles at the city's convention center.

Musk has responded to the approval in a tweet, saying he'll make the tunnel "operational by end of year," even though the convention center's expansion won't be done until 2021, according to LVCVA's release.

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Neither the Boring Company nor the LVCVA responded to requests for comment.

LVCVA last week recommended the Boring Company to construct the tunnels as the convention center goes through an expansion, which will make it span 200 acres in 2021, just in time for CES. The project will potentially connect downtown Las Vegas, the convention center, the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor, McCarran International Airport and more.

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"Las Vegas has maintained its reputation as a leading travel destination because we are driven by innovation and hospitality," Steve Hill, CEO and president of LVCVA, said in a release. "This project is an example...
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