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LVCC Loop, tunnels through which Elon Musk promised to eliminate traffic jams

Vehicles plying Las Vegas still have a driver, travel only about 2.7 km, and barely reach 60 km/h.

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Isabelle Rubio (El País)
Published on 10.01.2023 at 12:12
Reading time: 4 minutes

VSSome of Elon Musk’s craziest and most futuristic ideas have surfaced on Twitter. “Traffic drives me crazy. I’m going to make a tunnel boring machine and start digging…” the mogul tweeted in December 2016, for example.

Thus was born The Boring Company, whose goal was to build tunnels to eliminate traffic jams in large cities such as Los Angeles. However, six years later, the only tunnels open to the public run just 1.7 miles (about 2.7 km) under the convention center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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