Las Vegas’ Convention and Visitors Authority has recommended selecting Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build and operate a “people mover” at Las Vegas’ convention center, says Steve Hill, LVCVA’s president and CEO. If the LVCVA’s directors approve the move, the goal is to build The Boring Company’s system in time to be used for the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2021, Hill says. The project would be relatively small, encompassing the convention center itself rather than transporting people across town or to the airport — but The Boring Company could expand the tunnel system after it’s constructed.
“I think the system is an attraction in and of itself,” Hill says. The LVCVA, which Hill heads, is a government agency that’s tasked with attracting visitors to Las Vegas.
The Boring Company won’t make specific design and construction plans until after the LVCVA directors vote on March 12, but the LVCVA estimates that the construction will cost $30 million to $55 million, according to a LVCVA press release. The Boring Company’s proposal was “considerably cheaper” than the other options the LVCVA considered, Hill says. The Boring Company’s president, Steve Davis, says that the project could be done in a year.