This Just In
  • Freeman Vice Chair Carrie Freeman Parsons promoted to Chair replacing Don Freeman, who will become Chairman Emeritus in July.
  • Nominations for 2019 Trailblazers Opens for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers program which recognizes the industry’s up-and-comers.
  • Marketplace Events (MPE), producer of 66 consumer shows in North America, acquired the Arizona Bridal Shows from Townsquare Live Events LLC.
  • ASBPE names Trade Show Executive as finalist for Magazine of the Year. In addtion, TSE was named as a finalist for three regional awards.
  • Informa Exhibitions reported a 6.7% jump in underlying revenues for 2018 even as it absorbed the blockbuster acquisition of UBM.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires India BIG7 one of India’s largest trade events for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
  • LVCVA selects Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to collaborate on the creation and operation of a high-speed, underground people mover.
  • MCI launched Investment & Management Partnership, which provides capital & management resources fueling growth of assoc. event portfolios.
  • TSE’s Fastest 50 Class of 2018 Unveiled! These top growth leaders will be celebrated June 18-20, 2019 at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City.
  • Endeavor Business Media acquired multiple PennWell events & media properties from Clarion. They included three trade shows.

Las Vegas Considers a High-speed, Underground People Mover

Jamie Bartosch
, Senior News Editor
March 8, 2019
Share On:

Las Vegas — Talks are under way to bring a high-speed, electric, underground people mover to major destinations in Las Vegas, including the Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) selected Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to collaborate with them on the design, construction and operation of the people mover. It would operate in an underground tunnel, transporting people between the convention center, the airport, the Las Vegas Boulevard resorts and downtown.

If approved, the people mover could be up and running in just one year, says The Boring Company President Steve Davis.

A high-speed, eco-friendly people mover would be a welcome addition, especially once the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion is complete (expected in 2021, before CES). It will then be 200-acres long, or about a two-mile walk from end-to-end. The people mover is the only proposed mode of on-property guest transport at this point, said LVCVA Director of Corporate Communications Jackie Dennis.

Following an LVCVA board vote March 12, The Boring Company will begin working on plans and negotiating a contract. It’s expected to be up for LVCVA board approval in June.

While there is no price tag on the project just yet, the LVCVA estimates the people mover’s financial impact would be between $35 million and $55 million.

The Boring Company is working on similar projects around the U.S., including a high-speed people mover between downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport and another that would connect Baltimore to Washington D.C.

A 1.14-mile test tunnel for the people mover in Hawthorne, Calif., near Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. rocket company, costs less than $10 million per mile, including internal tunnel infrastructure, according to the company.

Share On: