Boring Company’s Vegas Loop Expansion Plans Approved

The Vegas Loop, the ambitious underground transport project of Elon Musk’s Boring Company, is set for another expansion following a unanimous 6-0 vote by the Las Vegas planning commission on Tuesday. The vote approved the company’s proposal to extend the underground rail network throughout the city limits of Las Vegas.

This expansion promises to connect significant spots within the city, including the Smith Center, Palace Station, Las Vegas Boulevard, and Main Street, as per documents made available to commission members.

Commissioner Trinity Haven Schlottman praised the initiative, stating, “This move will revolutionize travel throughout the boulevard and optimistically to the airport, Allegiant Stadium, and beyond. I am thrilled about the enhanced connectivity that this brings to downtown, the Medical District, and beyond.”

While station plans have been drafted, city officials have announced that specific locations will be determined after comprehensive Site Development Plan reviews. Potential stations include Area 15, the Medical District, and Symphony Park, according to Stephanie Allen, a spokesperson for The Boring Company.

Allen further mentioned that “the Boring Company aims to begin operations in Las Vegas sometime this year.”

Currently, the only operational route is the Convention Center Loop, which links four stations at the Las Vegas Convention Center and one at Resorts World, according to Tyler Fairbanks, project manager at The Boring Company.

Upon full functionality, the Vegas Loop is projected to charge a fee of $12 for a 7.7-mile ride from downtown to the Harry Reid International Airport.

Following the unanimous approval last month by the Clark County commissioners, another 18 stations were added to the Vegas Loop’s portfolio, taking the total to 69 stops with the tunnels extending an additional 29 miles.

This approval will take the total mileage of the Vegas Loop to over 65 miles, with the UNLV station expecting completion by the end of 2023.

The Boring Company is due to present its revised map to the Las Vegas City Council at their meeting on July 19 for final approval, with more stops possibly on the horizon post the Site Development Plan reviews.