Genting Group’s Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) has received approval by the Clark County Commission to move forward with construction of a passenger station and tunnel connection to the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC), via SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system.
The proposed tunnel will transport passengers between RWLV and LVCC using underground tunnels in all-electric Tesla vehicles in less than two minutes.
The decision comes after land-use application and design plans were submitted to the Board of County Commissioners in June, with Musk’s LVCC Loop already under construction as a means of rapidly transporting people between the Convention Centre’s exhibition halls.
According to RWLV, the approval marks an important milestone, moving the landmark project into the next phase of the permitting process, with construction anticipated to begin by the end of the year.
“We are thrilled to receive approval from the County Commission to move forward with our proposed passenger station and tunnel and are eager to take the next steps in creating an innovative transportation solution for our convention guests and visitors,” said RWLV president Scott Sibella in a press release.
RWLV is scheduled to open summer 2021, with the passenger station offering direct access to the heart of the resort’s dining, retail and nightlife offerings, as well as convenient access to the Las Vegas Strip.