Resorts World Las Vegas Proposes Plans to Connect with Las Vegas Convention Center Campus
Underground tunnel project created by Elon Musk proposed to transport passengers from the Strip’s newest integrated resort to the Las Vegas Convention Center in under two minutes
LAS VEGAS (June 9, 2020) - On June 1, Resorts World Las Vegas, the US$4.3 billion resort scheduled to open in summer 2021, submitted plans for a proposed passenger station and tunnel that would connect to the Las Vegas Convention Center campus via Elon Musk’s innovative transportation system. This new tunnel project would swiftly transport passengers between the city’s newest integrated resort and the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) via underground tunnels in all-electric Tesla vehicles in under just two minutes.
“The proposed Resorts World Las Vegas passenger station would provide convention guests and visitors with a rapid and seamless experience between the Las Vegas Convention Center and Resorts World Las Vegas. Convention guests would no longer have to worry about long walks or gridlock traffic around the convention center – they could take the transportation system to Resorts World Las Vegas for lunch, meetings, or personal appointments, and be back to their conference or expo in minutes,” said Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas. “This innovative transportation system is a perfect match for Resorts World Las Vegas as we design our resort to be at the forefront of progressive technology.”
The Resorts World Las Vegas passenger station would offer direct access to the heart of the resort’s dining, retail and nightlife offerings, as well as convenient access to the Las Vegas Strip. Currently under construction, the LVCC Loop is an underground public transportation system that will transport passengers in all-electric Tesla vehicles between the Convention Center’s exhibition halls.
The land-use application and design plans for Resorts World Las Vegas’s proposed tunnel and passenger station were submitted on June 1. Pending approval by the Board of County Commissioners, construction is anticipated to begin later this year. Resorts World Las Vegas is scheduled to open summer 2021.