The founder of the Boring Company, Elon Musk, has tweeted late on Friday that the first commercial tunnel in Las Vegas would be “hopefully fully operational in 2020“.
As a reply to the user’s question regarding the tunnels, he has retweeted “Boring Co is completing its first commercial tunnel in Vegas, going from the Convention Center to Strip, then will work on other projects.”
Musk is also the founder of electric-car maker Tesla Inc and rocket company SpaceX. He has been attempting to revolutionize the transportation by sending the passengers packed into the pods via an intercity system of giant, underground vacuum tubes known as hyperloop.
Las Vegas is one among the five cities where the Boring Company’s projects are currently proposed, approved and underway. After the project completion, Las Vegas will have two tunnels projects where each of them will be about a mile long. The company says that the passengers can travel through autonomous vehicles at up to the speed of 155 miles/hour.
In Hawthorne, California, the company has finished the test tunnel project, and other projects like Chicago Express Loop and the East Coast Loop from Washington D.C. to Baltimore are under process.
In April, as the first step in a governmental review of the project from Boring Company, the US Transportation Department has issued a draft environmental assessment for Washington, D.C. Baltimore tunnel.
The Boring Company has raised $117 million in July from 20 unmentioned investors after rendering to sell about $120 million.