Plans for the Las Vegas Loop
During the Las Vegas CVA’s Board of Directors meeting in mid-October, President & CEO Steve Hill shared that initial plans will soon be underway for Elon Musk’s underground transportation system to expand throughout the Las Vegas destination. Aptly named the Vegas Loop, the tunnel system will represent a first-of-its-kind transportation solution for a tourism destination, offering convenient transportation and reduced congestion throughout the Las Vegas resort corridor. As first steps in the process, Musk’s tunneling company recently submitted its special use permit application to the City of Las Vegas and intends to file a land use (design review) application in Clark County shortly to construct the system across Las Vegas. Vegas Loop will consist of underground tunnels stretching as far north as downtown Las Vegas throughout the Strip corridor to link resort destinations together and as far south as the Allegiant Stadium, pending approval later this week by the Stadium Authority, the owner of the stadium. Passengers will be whisked through tunnels in all-electric Tesla vehicles. This is the proposed map of the passenger stations planned for this system. The first commercial underground tunneling endeavor for the company began with the construction of the $52 million Convention Center Loop connecting the existing 3.2 million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center to its $980 million West Hall expansion. The Loop will transport convention attendees across the 200-acre campus in under two minutes in Tesla vehicles. The Convention Center Loop is scheduled for completion January 2021.