Thinking Under the Box: Resorts World and The Boring Company Open LVCC Underground Transport Station
There's a playground proverb that reads, "You can't go over it, you can't go under it – you have to
There's a playground proverb that reads, "You can't go over it, you can't go under it – you have to go through it." But Resorts World Las Vegas and The Boring Company say nope – we're going under it.
Resorts World just announced their new underground passenger center which connects directly to the Las Vegas Convention Center – and guests will ride Teslas directly to their destination without all the hassle of traffic and the Las Vegas heat above. Here's what to know about this leap forward in convenience.
Boring Through the Underground to the Heart of Resorts World
Elon Musk's The Boring Company has been busy beneath the streets of Las Vegas, digging tunnels to connection destinations directly by skipping all the hoopla above.
And now, Resorts World guests will reap the benefits of that hard work as they will be picked up directly at the Las Vegas Convention Center in an environmentally-loving Tesla and driven underground directly to the resort.
On June 30, Resorts World unveiled their new LVCC loop passenger station, and will soon be ready to connect to the larger Vegas loop when it's completed.
Today marks a monumental moment not only for our resort, but for Las Vegas. Our passenger station will make a visit to our resort from the Las Vegas Convention Center easier than ever, and eventually connect us to key destinations throughout the city. Resorts World Las Vegas strives to transform the way people experience Las Vegas, and this offering does just that. We are proud to partner with The Boring Company on what we believe to be the future of travel.
The LVCC loop is an all-electric, zero emissions underground public transportation system which drives customers directly to their intended destination without any stops. Resorts World is the first of an anticipated 55 stops along the Vegas Loop, which eventually aims to transport thousands of passengers an hour.
Not only is it fast and convenient but it will remove congestion and traffic from aboveground, cutting back on emissions and traffic fatalities – as well as making it safer for pedestrians strolling the Strip.
The Boring Company – Pretty Interesting Stuff
Quietly and with few residents aware, The Boring Company is busy under several major cities digging away under city streets and creating a new alternative to public transportation. But what is it?
Investopedia explains the company's cheeky origins, "Musk was presumably sitting in a Los Angelean rush hour on Dec. 18, 2016, when he wrote, 'Traffic is driving me nuts. I am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging…' If Musk were anyone but the CEO of Tesla, he might have left it at that, but just minutes later, it seemed that he had given the idea some serious thought.
'I am actually going to do this. It shall be called 'The Boring Company,'' Musk said in a series of tweets."
The Boring Company, whose slogan is: "Boring, it's what we do," Launched in 2017 and broke ground a month later.
The company offers five tunnel options: freight, pedestrian, loop, utility and bare. Freight is designed just for cargo and delivery; pedestrian is for people on foot or self-propelled vehicles; loop is designed to travel between major cities or between destinations in the city continuously; utility is designed to house utility technology and make it easily accessible for maintenance and repair; and bare is a made-to-order option.
Like most Musk creations, The Boring Company has been met with some skepticism. After all, most of the tunnels are just barely larger than the vehicles they're designed to accommodate, so claustrophobes beware. Plus, the idea of digging beneath a city and all the weight pushing down from buildings above has people more than a little nervous about being trapped in a small tunnel not easily accessible by emergency services.
However, if the company's vision plays out it could revolutionize public transport. Not only would it be cheaper and far more efficient, but it would remove the emissions portion of the equation from transportation – a desperately needed step forward on a planet hurtling towards climate change disaster.
For now, Resorts World guests are the first to enjoy the new technology – and they won't have to wait to get where they're going.