On May 22, 2019, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Board approved Elon Musk’s $48,675,000 contract with The Boring Company (TBC). This is to design and build the Las Vegas Convention Center’s People Mover, which can quickly and safely transport passengers in self-driving electric vehicles through an underground highway tunnel. 온라인경마
Steve Hill, CEO and President of LVCVA, said, “Las Vegas will continue to enhance the visitor experience by focusing on their current and future needs through innovations like this project.”
“The Boring Company is excited to contribute to the future of Las Vegas and work with leaders with a vision for transportation,” said Steve Davis, president of The Boring Company.
LVCVA’s approval of the TBC contract is the result of a multi-step process that began in 2018 with a request for information to measure interest. Subsequently, a proposal request was issued. Interviews with the selected finalists were conducted by the evaluation team, who determined the recommended companies. The evaluation team consisted of representatives of LVCVA, private organizations including Las Vegas resorts, and consultants with experience in the construction and operation of automated human mobility systems.
TBC’s contract calls for an underground loop system that reduces total costs, reduces pedestrian and vehicle traffic while maximizing safety for passengers and pedestrians, and provides faster construction time than conventional ground options. The roof will be designed to hold at least 4,400 passengers per hour and is expandable depending on attendance at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Las Vegas Convention Center, which is currently expanding, will cover 200 acres when completed in time for CES in January 2021. Convention participants who walk through the facility from end to end will log about 1.5 miles, creating the need for a hand-to-hand transport solution within the property. Las Vegas received more than 42 million visitors in 2018. The Las Vegas Convention Center attracts more than 1.6 million visitors annually.
Overall, the tourism industry remains important for Southern Nevada’s economy, which supports approximately 383,000 jobs and $16.4 billion in local wages and salaries, generating an economic effect of a total of $60 billion. These jobs account for 39% of Southern Nevada’s total workforce.