Boring Company Tunnel Extending from Convention Center to Resorts World Casino

Resorts World Las Vegas, a new US $4.3 billion resort scheduled to open in summer 2021, has approval to build a resort’s passenger station and tunnel that will connect to the Las Vegas Convention Center campus via Elon Musk’s innovative transportation system. This new tunnel project will swiftly transport passengers between the city’s newest integrated resort and the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) via underground tunnels in all-electric Tesla vehicles in under just two minutes.

This will now become a nearly one mile long tunnel.

It takes about ten minutes to drive from Resorts World Casino to the Convention Center. The tunnel will be five times faster. It would take even more time to drive if you were using your own car and getting from parking lot to parking lot.

The Wynn hotel has also applied to be added to the Boring Tunnel system.

Once the Wynn is added then every 1000 foot extension would add another two major Vegas hotels.

The tunnel will only need to be 5 miles long to connect from the Convention Center to Mandalay Bay. This would then cover the major Vegas hotels on the Vegas Strip. The plan for a Vegas Loop would be a ten mile long system the Fremont Street Experience, through the Strip to the Airport.

During typical peak hours, driving from the Las Vegas Convention Center to Mandalay Bay, can take up to 30 minutes. The same trip on Vegas Loop will take approximately 3 minutes.

SOURCES- Boring Company, Resorts World Las Vegas
Written By Brian Wang,

25 thoughts on “Boring Company Tunnel Extending from Convention Center to Resorts World Casino”

  1. An electric skate under a user’s vehicle is all well and good until some ICE dolt keeps his engine running inside the tunnel.

  2. Yes, it literally is just PRT/GRT. Musk has not invented anything. And doing it in tunnels seems expensive to me, but maybe it is warranted in places like the Vegas Strip.

    The vehicles would probably stop even less than 4 times per trip. I imagine using an app to indicate your destination, then being directed to a vehicle/loading bay. An algorithm would group passengers by destination (rather than random boarding).

    If he makes it work and makes it cost effective, I think he will have done the world a great service. GRT/PRT is a technology that just has not managed to take off, despite having great potential. And the improvement in AI and EVs in the past decade have made the problem much easier.

  3. It’s cheaper, and can take you closer to your desination. You literally could not build a subway with this many stations this close together, and if you did, it would be SLOW.

  4. This is the Toronto or Montreal approach. Both cities have extensive underground pedestrian networks, though more to deal with cold weather than hot.

  5. “I’ll tell you what I’ll do. I’ll show you my idea. I give you the Springfield Monorail! I’ve sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and, by gum, it put them on the map!”
    No, I support Tesla, but its more a question of whether it’s a gimmick like the Monorail or and actual time saver.

  6. It should be cheaper with the tunnels being much narrower.
    As it matures, it should be:
    – point-to-point thus you wouldnt have to stop every 2 mins at a station
    – more extensive covering all suburbs – if not every house
    – a stepping stone to hyperloops

  7. because it will very likely pay for itself and require no subsidies over the long term (to be confirmed) – but also, it is Las Vegas – town of Vice, Sin, and Showing Off.

  8. It’s basically a “ride on top” GRT (group rapid transit) like the one at Morgantown University, except it is in a tunnel undergound rather than than on an elevated guideway. The advantage is that with 8 people in the minibus it might only have to stop 4 times to drop the riders off at their destinations, whereas a train or bus have to stop at every stop increasing the journey time.

  9. Presumably higher frequency departures to whatever destination, if (ceteris paribus) a “train”‘s wagons travel to multiple destinations in parallel.

  10. all of Musk’s ventures, the tunnel boring work is what excites me the most. If you can get cheap and fast tunnel boring then this is a game changer.

  11. Surely you can only bring down your own power grid? Leaving yourself without power? You could just switch off your own power at the wall and achieve the same result.

    You can use social media to have everyone smash their own fingers in a door at the same time causing widespread injuries. But it’s hardly useful.

    No, scratch that. Causing injury to everyone who will do something stupid just because they read it on twitter is probably more useful that most social media.

  12. So instead of just building some transit stations underground, maybe they should build entire underground shopping promenades around them. Maybe that would be a natural follow-on step, after the basic transit route and stations are established.

  13. kinda true. Your powerwall get’s it’s power from the system. So, you deplete it once and have to wait for the power to come back on to recharge your powerwall. It’s not a Tesla shortcoming. All systems like this operate the same way.

  14. The best feature of this is not speed of transport but the temperature difference. I lived in Houston, and during the hot humid summers the tunnel system downtown was 20-30 degrees cooler.

  15. It will start with just Teslas that are dedicated to the system likely with human drivers in place to take over if necessary. Then they’ll drop the drivers. When they get approval from the State/City, the Teslas will also drive autonomously on city streets + Loop tunnels and any hardware 3/Tesla Network FSD Tesla likely could use the system. Probably no plans for skates carrying ICE cars. Rides will have a fee that could be adjusted to demand.

  16. Well I hate to distract the Good People here from the Tesla/ Musk/ SpaceX 24/7 Informercial that is this Blog — but, now for Something Really Interesting: Using Social Media to Bring Down the Power Grid. “…Social media are a coordination device and coordinated behavior has many advantages. Social media was used to motivate, organize and coordinate movements like the Arab Spring and Black Lives Matter. but … One insidiously clever prospect is the use of seemingly benign coordination to bring down a power grid. What if everyone turns on their air conditioner and lights at the same time?…” How weaponizing disinformation can bring down a city’s power grid, Especially since CA is having rolling black outs.

  17. I was originally hoping that you could drive your Own car or a rental of your choice to enter the system. Simply drive up onto a flat-bed ‘cart’, choose destination before or dynamically ‘during’ the trip and voila, exit the cart into parking and continue. It is unclear whether you need to rent a Tesla and then have it enter into the system to the ‘wheel attachments’ or use the Tesla currently attached like a amuesment park roller coaster. It will be interesting to see what kind of capacity the system has on a Friday night late winter about 8:30p when the crowds of 75k to 125k make breathing on the strip hard let alone moving around.

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