The Boring Company (TBC) can now officially say that it is expanding its tunnel network under Las Vegas by 25 miles, which will add 18 new stations to its original plan. If you’ll recall, Elon Musk-owned TBC originally envisioned the Vegas Loop as an underground transportation system with 29 miles of tunnels and 51 stations. Now the current plan is to build 65 miles of tunnels with 69 stations after the commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, have approved their latest expansion.
According TechCrunchThe commissioners voted 6-1 after being assured by TBC’s attorney, Stephanie Allen, that the company, not taxpayers, will pay for the entire project. The lone vote against came from Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who raised concerns about the transit system serving only tourists and disregarding resort and casino employees. Apparently, Kirkpatrick has been getting calls from people in her district, because it’s getting harder and harder for them to get to work due to the construction of the tunnels. TBC’s lawyer said the company has plans to expand into residential areas near the strip to accommodate the workers.
At the moment, the Vegas Loop is still around 2 miles long with five stops around the Las Vegas Convention Center. TBC plans to dig more tunnels connecting the network to Harry Reid International Airport, Allegiant Stadium, downtown Las Vegas and even Los Angeles. TechCrunch says some of the newly approved stations will be located on Las Vegas Boulevard near the airport, as well as in Chinatown, Town Square Las Vegas and Harmon Square.