Austin Officials Visit Elon Musk’s Boring Company Loop in Las Vegas

Austin, Texas officials took a trip to Las Vegas earlier this month to scope out Elon Musk’s underground tunnel loop venture.

Ten employees of the Austin Development Services Department (DSD) flew to Las Vegas earlier this week to meet with officials at The Boring Company, according to The Austin Chronicle.

The trip, which cost $9,900 total from the DSD budget, took place between Tuesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 14.

In addition to meeting with Boring Company representatives, the department saw the Las Vegas Convention Center and tunnel to “understand best practices for permitting subgrade mobility infrastructure,” as stated by a spokesperson for the DSD.

The spokesperson also said that the trip was intended to discuss the potential of supporting the Project Connect transit system and the upcoming expansion of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The spokesperson said, “Management staff tasked with permitting these systems in Austin will have the opportunity to view the Boring Company’s construction site and visit with the permitting municipality.”

The company’s tunnels are expected to cut down on traffic in highly-driven locations.

The Boring Company is currently in talks with officials in San Antonio, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. Las Vegas is currently the only operational Boring Company loop.