Breakthrough in Las Vegas

kf - Wednesday, February 26, 2020    


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Excavation is complete in the first of two vehicular tunnels that will comprise TBC - The Boring Company d/b/a Vegas Loop underground transportation system located beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center campus. After tunnelling forty feet underground for nearly a mile over the past three months, the break through the West Hall convention centre expansion, currently under construction, signals the official completion of excavation for the first of two one-way tunnels. Next, the machine will be disassembled, transported via trucks and lowered back into the launch pit near the Convention Center's South Hall, where it will begin boring a parallel path adjacent to the first tunnel. The first commercial endeavour for the new tunnelling company is designed to transport up to 4,400 convention attendees per hour and is scheduled to debut to the public in January 2021. "This marks an important milestone in the future of transportation," said Steve Hill, CEO and president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The US$52.5-million underground transportation system will include three passenger stations connecting the existing 3.2 million square feet of convention space with the convention centre's new West Hall, part of a $1.52-billion expansion and renovation project. The system will allow convention attendees to be whisked across the sprawling campus in just over one minute, free of charge, in all-electric Tesla vehicles. (kf)

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