The founder of SpaceX and Tesla, the American businessman and billionaire Elon Musk, has obtained a license to build a 46.6 km tunnel under Las Vegas.
According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, this will allow up to 57,000 passengers to ride “Tesla” cars to and from casinos every hour, as well as to the city’s airport and the Raiders football stadium.
According to the British newspaper, SpaceX’s Boring will run a smaller version of the Vegas Loop system below the Las Vegas Convention Center, which opened earlier this year.
She noted that instead of cars squeezing people from one place to another at high speeds, the idea features regular Tesla vehicles driven by people scurrying through a tunnel at just 35 mph.
However, a massive citywide tunnel expansion proposed by Boring in December 2020 has now been approved by Las Vegas officials.
The tunnel will feature 51 stations along a 29-mile network, each of which will need separate permits to be approved before it can be developed, and Boring will have to obtain a separate concession agreement approved by the City of Las Vegas before work can begin.
The system will be built in phases, with five to 10 stations opening within the first six months of construction, said Steve Davis, president of Boring, adding that 15-20 stations would then be added each year until completion.
Elon Musk’s company expects a five-mile trip from the airport to the convention center to take about 5 minutes and cost $10, while the 3.6-mile ride from the center to Raiders Stadium will take about 4 minutes and cost $6.
And the “Daily Mail” stated that unlike the subway, the “Vegas Loop” will be a “point-to-point” system and passengers will not have to stop at every station along the way, as they can be picked up and taken directly to where they want to go without having to stop. .
Source: British newspaper “Daily Mail”.
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