Elon Musk’s high-speed tunnel project in Las Vegas clears its first hurdle

Elon Musk's plan to build fast-track tunnels in Las Vegas received its first approval on Tuesday, after the board of the city convention and the Visitors Authority voted in favor of the boring Musk company for a new project of people moving.

The plan is to dig a loop of underground tunnels that could transport passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds. The circuit would simply encompass the convention center, but could be extended to include other points in Las Vegas, such as the McCarran International Airport. The Boring Company said the initial phase would cost between $ 35 million and $ 55 million

. The goal is for Boring Company's transit system to be fully operational in time for the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, but Musk said it could begin. to work as soon as possible. Later this year.

The news comes when the other Musk tunnel construction project in Chicago has run into serious political obstacles. The recent election to replace outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the plan to connect O & # 39; Hare Airport with the downtown Loop district to uncertainty, and the two main candidates called for the Boring Company's plan to be re-evaluated.

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