Boring Company Loop to Connect to McCarran Airport and Downtown LV

Airplane Flying into McCarran Airport in Las VegasElon Musk’s Boring Company Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) loop is expected to break ground in January 2021.

The Loop, which will likely be known as the “Vegas Loop”, is an underground loop that will heavily reduce cross-campus walk time, and gridlock street traffic from convention center-goers on their commute to-and-from the Center.

It’s estimated that a series of Tesla vehicles will be able to transport over 4,000 people through the tunnels within an hour, reducing normal cross-campus walk times of 15 minutes down to two minutes, according to local officials.

Right now, two tunnels in the extensive underground system have been recently completed as of May 14, and they are located from one end of the Convention Center to the other. The long-term goal is that the Loop will be able to have connected stops at every major casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Loop’s Expansion Project Aims to Connect Travelers from Downtown LV to McCarran Airport

Eventually, the LVCC loop’s expansion project aims to transport travelers all the way from Downtown Las Vegas, at a stop at the Fremont Street Experience, to McCarran Airport.

The near 9-mile journey would be completely underground, utilizing Tesla’s vehicles to move passengers from both stops.

Hopefully, there would be stops all along the journey, stopping at all major resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.

Loop Could Link to All Major Strip Properties in the Future

As of right now two major resorts, Wynn Resorts and Resorts World, have already applied for approval to be included in the LVCC loop. It’s predicted that Wynn Resorts and Resorts World, being that they are on the north end of the Strip closer, to the Convention Center, will be granted approval easier first.

Resorts located on the south end of the Strip, such as Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, and The Luxor, are deemed to be included in future plans for the loop but are not approved as of now.

Aims to Connect to Allegiant Stadium by 2021

The LVCC loop also plans to possibly include Allegiant Stadium as one of its stops in the future.

The stadium, which is set to be completed at the end of this July, could possibly be linked into the loop by next year.

It seems like this sophisticated underground system will also be a robust one, seeing as how it plans to include major casino-resorts, downtown Las Vegas, and entertainment hubs.

The Underground Tunnel Could Extend to Southern California

According to plans listed on the official lvloop.com site, the underground tunnel could be making its way into Southern California eventually.

Should the tunnel run under Interstate 15 South on its route to SoCal, it would make the trip approximately 268.9 miles.

About Boring Company

Boring Company’s mission is to alleviate above-ground congestion in cities by providing underground tunnel transportation.

Their tunnels are fast to dig, lost-cost solutions that make them the viable transit option across densely populated regions.

For example, a hyperloop tunnel by Boring Company slashes travel time from New York to Washington by more than half, taking only 30 minutes, while relieving congestion on the streets.

The Las Vegas Airport is Shutting Down Two Concourses

For weeks, Las Vegas has been essentially shut down due to the spread of Covid-19. All major casinos in the city are closed and tourism in this city is at an all-time low. This week, two different concourses at the Las Vegas airport were officially shut down.Famous Sign In Las Vegas

It’s been a tough time for Las Vegas and the country as a whole. Today, we’re going to discuss when casinos in this city may open up again. We’ll also look at how these new airport changes will affect the city in the long run.

Let’s get into it!

Governor Sisolak Extends Casino Shut Down in Nevada

Las Vegas is one of the most-visited cities in the United States. It draws in millions of people from all around the country every single year. The gambling industry here is one of the biggest in the world, and a huge number of massive casino-resorts are located in the city.

The gambling industry in Las Vegas helps to bring the state a huge amount of revenue. In many ways, the city relies on its casinos. Unfortunately, all gambling venues in Nevada have been officially ordered to shut down by Governor Sisolak.

In fact, all non-essential businesses in the state have been closed. This has already been devastating to the local economy. Many of the biggest casino companies are now losing millions of dollars every single day.

No one knew when these gambling venues would be able to open up again. The mayor of Las Vegas began pleading with the governor to loosen up regulations. Unfortunately, this is not happening anytime soon.

This week, Nevada announced a stay-at-home measure in effect until at least April 30th. Sisolak also activated the National Guard to help with supply delivery and distribution. This is not entirely unexpected, yet it’s disappointing for many of the gambling companies in the city.

Now, the city’s airport is being affected by these new regulations.

Two Concourses Close Inside Las Vegas Airport

Under normal circumstances, the Las Vegas airport is one of the busiest in the country. Due to the coronavirus, this airport is seeing very little travelers every month. As a result, officials at the airport have decided to close down all of the gates in two concourses.

The Department of Aviation has also decided to reduce the airport’s workforce. It’s unprecedented for the city and it’s unclear when things will return to normal.

“As passenger activity has declined, McCarran officials are continually evaluating the airport’s infrastructure and operations to identify ways to maximize efficiencies and implement cost-savings measures,” officials at the airport told the media. 

Concourse D and terminal three of the airport are remaining open. Travelers here will still be able to purchase tickets, check-in their bags and go through TSA security. Any flights previously scheduled to open in concourse E will now be moved to concourse D.

This goes to show how much of an impact the coronavirus is having on the city. Las Vegas has never experienced such a massive dip in tourism and gambling revenue. Hopefully, the city is able to get back on track before too long.

What to Expect Over the Next Month

With the new stay-at-home announcement, all casinos in Las Vegas will remain closed. This is very tough news for many of the major casino companies here, some of which are losing millions of dollars right now. The recently passed stimulus package should help some of these companies during the shutdown, though.

This offers some much-needed relief for these companies. According to revenue reports, some of them would not have been able to survive longer than a few months before going bankrupt. Now, they’re able to tap into a huge source of money from the federal government.

Many of these companies may soon begin relying on Macau for revenue, too. The Chinese territory opened up its casinos weeks ago and is slowly beginning to see more gamblers trickling in. Several major casino companies based in Las Vegas own casino-resorts in Macau.

Hopefully, these venues are able to make up for some of the losses in the United States. If another major Covid-19 breaks out in China, however, this plan will fall apart.

With the Las Vegas airport beginning to shut down, visitation to this city will remain very low. We’ll need to wait and see how long it takes for the city to get back to normalcy.

Stay tuned for updates on this situation over the next few weeks!