Artist rendering of Las Vegas Convention Center station for underground autonomous vehicles. Photo: The Boring Company
Members of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board voted 8-3 Tuesday to enter into negotiations with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to dig tunnels connecting convention facilities via electric vehicle and allow convention attendees to ride free.
Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman, City Councilwoman Michele Fiore and Caesars Entertainment Global president Tom Jenkin voted against pursuing the taxpayer-funded project that could reach $55 million. The dissenters wanted more time to evaluate the proposal.
LVCVA chief Steve Hill said last week The Boring Company hopes to extend its tunnels to other locations and operate a for-profit transit company. The Clark County Commission would have to approve such a project. At least one commissioner is opposed to the plan.
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