According tomedia New Atlas, Boring’s vision of a network of underground traffic tunnels in Las Vegas has gained a bigger boost, with local officials approving plans to expand, including a new station at the Resorts World casino in Las Vegas. This will be the system’s first stop outside the Las Vegas Convention Center and pave the way for connecting other attractions on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond.
As part of a major renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Boring last year won a contract to build transportation solutions for the expanded facility. The all-electric system will carry Tesla between the three sites, helping to cover two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the center to the other.
But the company’s ambitions don’t stop there. While it has a number of other projects and recommendations in progress, including the chicago o’Hare airport concept and the connection to Dodge Stadium in Los Angeles, it also wants to expand the convention center system to serve other landmarks in the City of Sin.
This will be known as the Las Vegas Ring Road and may one day have stations at Bellagio, Mandalay Bay and McCarran airports. In June, we saw a preliminary attempt at a complete transportation system, with Las Vegas Wynn Casino and Las Vegas Resorts World submitting a tunnel application to connect their passenger terminal sits with the existing convention center ring.
Resorts World Las Vegas has now been approved to continue with the idea, and the Clark County Board has approved its land-use application and design plan. The company said its passenger terminal would allow direct access to its dining, retail and nightlife facilities and would be able to take people to the convention center, about two blocks, in two minutes.
Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas Casino, said, “We are pleased to have the approval of the County Council to advance our proposed passenger terminal and tunnel, and are eager to take the next step to create an innovative transportation solution for our conference guests and visitors.” “
Boring recently completed the second of two tunnels on the Convention Center Loop, which it hopes will be operational early next year. Resorts World Las Vegas is still under construction and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2021, with tunnel connections expected to begin by the end of the year.