The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors approved a contract with The Boring Company to design and construct a Loop system for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). LVCC Loop will provide fast and convenient transportation for convention and trade show attendees across the LVCC campus.

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Where would this tunnel alignment run?

LVCC Loop will connect the LVCC New Exhibit Hall with the existing campus (North/Central/South Halls). Three Design Options are being considered, which will offer convenient access from five potential station locations placed in close proximity to key LVCC destinations and nearby transportation connections.

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How long will the trip take? 

Typical walk time between the New Exhibit Hall to the existing North/Central Hall (Station Location 1 to Station Location 3 on the map above) can take up to 15 minutes. The same trip on LVCC Loop will take approximately 1 minute.

 

What is Loop?

Loop is a high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported via compatible autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs) at up to 155 miles per hour. See FAQ for additional information.

 

What is an AEV? 

Standard AEVs are Tesla Model X and Model 3 vehicles. High-occupancy AEVs use a modified Tesla Model X chassis to transport up to 16 passengers with both sitting and standing room.

 

Why tunnels?

The benefits of subsurface transportation systems include:

  • No surface noise and vibration. Tunnel construction and operation will be silent, invisible, and imperceptible at the surface.

  • No communities divided with lanes and barriers. TBC will not use public surface right-of- way for construction or operation of its system.

  • Comfortable and convenient for passengers. Higher speeds and straighter alignments are possible due to fewer subsurface right-of-way constraints.

  • Weatherproof. Operation is unaffected by weather.

 

What are some future expansion opportunities?

Future expansions to augment LVCC Loop can include service extensions to McCarran International Airport, hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas Stadium, and, in the long term, Los Angeles (see map below).

Any future expansion would be designed with similar compatible construction infrastructure and AEVs, and would provide an express connection from the expansion site to LVCC Loop stations. Loop system extensions will operate at speeds of up to 155 mph. AEVs, which will be capable of moving between the LVCC Loop and Loop system extensions, will adjust speeds upon entering the LVCC Loop system.

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