Elon Musk firm proposing ‘Vegas Loop’ tunnel people mover

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FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, a tunnel boring machine sits at the bottom of a construction site during a media tour at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Elon Musk’s Boring Company, nearing completion of a short underground motorway for electric cars at the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center, wants to widen its scope to build a people mover tunnel system generally beneath the Las Vegas Strip. A presentation Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, to tourism officials showed it would go from downtown Las Vegas, beneath the resort corridor to newly opened Allegiant Stadium. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company nearing completion of a short underground motorway for electric cars at the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center wants to widen its scope to build a people mover tunnel system beneath the Las Vegas Strip.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s tunneling operator dubs the project the “Vegas Loop.”

A presentation to tourism officials on Tuesday showed it would go from downtown Las Vegas, beneath the resort corridor to the newly opened Allegiant Stadium. That’s about 7 miles (11.25 kilometers).

It might have 50 stations and use self-driving electric Tesla vehicles as a ride-hailing system instead of a traditional subway.

Projected costs have not been disclosed.

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