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

Elon Musk’s plan to build express-route tunnels in Las Vegas received its first approval Tuesday, after the board of directors for the city’s Convention and Visitors Authority voted in favor of Musk’s Boring Company for a new people-mover project.

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

The goal is to have the Boring Company’s transit system fully operational in time for the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show,…

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