County News

Urban counties explore future innovations

Steve Davis, president of The Boring Company, speaks to the Large Urban County Caucus July 13 at the NACo Annual Conference in Clark County, Nev. Photo by Denny Henry

Error message

In order to filter by the "in queue" property, you need to add the Entityqueue: Queue relationship.
Underground tunnels under construction in Clark County will serve as a high-speed public transportation system capable of moving 4,400 people per hour

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) members heard from county officials and representatives from public-private partnerships Saturday who discussed the future of local government and innovations with technology, transportation and healthcare, during NACo’s Annual Conference.  

Steve Davis, president of The Boring Company and Steven Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, discussed the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the construction of a new transportation system.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors approved a contract with The Boring Company to design and construct a “loop” system for the Las Vegas Convention Center. The underground tunnels would serve as a high-speed public transportation system.  

According to Davis, the mile-long, double tunnel system would help with congestion and limit street disturbances. 

With the new system, travel times would be significantly shorter and the tunnel would be able to transport 4,400 people per hour. 

Hill added that the tunnel is an affordable system that would benefit the Las Vegas area. 

“If you picture a scenario where a tunnel is less expensive than a cut and cover solution digging in the ground, that’s pretty awesome,” Davis said.

Hero 1