he Las Vegas Convention Center Loop with Tesla vehicles has officially gone into operations this week. It consists of 1.7 miles of tunnels with three stations: LVCC West station, LVCC Central station, LVCC South station.
The Boring Company’s first full-scale loop project is available to the public and preparing to expand to the Strip and beyond. Tesla vehicles are transporting visitors to their end destination through the tunnels.
Tuesday was the first official day of operations, starting with the World of Concrete conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop.
Prior to the opening, they ran capacity tests, and Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO and president, announced that they exceeded a capacity of 4,440 passengers per hour. Later he said: “Loop capacity testing exceeded 4,440 passengers per hour… confirmed today after review results.”
Late last year, the first expansion of the Las Vegas loop was approved for the first tunnel extensions to the casinos on the Strip nearest to the convention centers. Eventually, they hope to cover the entire Strip all the way to the airport.
The Loop would enable anyone to get to virtually any hotel or casino emission-free while avoiding traffic, reported Electrek.
The project has received important backing from Raiders president Marc Badain who wants a station at his brand-new stadium in Las Vegas after having ridden in the new convention center Loop.
Badain told Las Vegas Review-Journal: “It’s such a simple concept. It’s amazing that it hasn’t been thought of before. If you can take that many people off of the road and still get to a location in a much quicker timeframe I don’t see how it can’t be massively successful.”
“As soon as they’re ready to tell us where they want to put the station, we’ll make the space for it. I think it really depends on how it connects to the rest of the Strip, to the airport, and the rest of the community where they’re building the entire tunnel system.”