Last week, Elon Musk’s Boring Co. finished excavating the first of two tunnels for a new transportation system that will run underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The second tunnel will run parallel to the first, creating a loop to carry people back and forth in modified Tesla Model 3 and Model X cars.
According to Musk, the underground cars will move at speeds up to 155 miles per hour, taking people between stations in just one minute. It currently takes about 15 minutes to walk from one hall to another.
The Boring Co. was awarded $48.7 million last year to complete the project. According to SingularityHub, the company is required to test the system for three months before opening it for public use. Their goal is to move 4,000 vehicles per hour.
It took three months to excavate the first tunnel, with work taking place 40 feet underground. Must hopes to eventually expand the transit system to other parts of Las Vegas including the strip and the airport.