Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has announced a 25-mile expansion of its project to build a network of tunnels under Las Vegas. The updated plan includes 18 additional stations. Thus, the total length of the tunnels is now 65 miles (104 kilometers), and the number of stations is 69. The authorities of Clark County in Nevada have already approved this extension.
— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) May 4, 2023
Commission members voted 6-1 after The Boring Company lawyer Stephanie Allen assured them that the company, not taxpayers, would fully fund the project. The lone dissenting vote came from Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who expressed concern that the transportation system caters only to tourists and does not take into account casino and resort workers. Kirkpatrick is probably getting calls from residents of her district who are finding it increasingly difficult to get to work due to the construction of tunnels. A lawyer for The Boring Company said that the company plans to expand the network to residential areas.
The Vegas Loop transportation system is currently approximately 2 miles long and has 5 stops. It covers different parts of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Boring Company plans to connect the network to Harry Reid International Airport, Allegiant Stadium, downtown Las Vegas and even Los Angeles.