117 The Boring Tunnel

Holy Crap Accomplishment:

The Las Vegas Boring Tunnel will connect the Las Vegas Convention Center New Exhibit Hall with the existing campus (North/Central/South Halls). Three station locations will offer convenient access between key LVCC destinations and nearby transportation connections. A usually 15-minute trip will be reduced 10 approximately 1 minute. A second project is designed to go from Freemont Street to Mandalay Bay, for example, can take up to 30 minutes. The same trip on Vegas Loop will take approximately 3 minutes.

What is Loop? Loop is a high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported via compatible autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs) at up to 155 miles per hour.

The benefits of subsurface transportation systems include: no surface noise or vibration, tunnel construction and operation will be silent, invisible, and imperceptible at the surface, no communities divided with lanes and barriers, comfortable and convenient for passengers, higher speeds and straighter alignments, unaffected by weather.

The Loop will pack those passengers into Tesla vehicles, including a “tram” that can fit between 12 and 16 passengers built on the Model 3 platform. They will eventually zip through the tunnels autonomously, but they will start off with drivers. ,

Holy Crap Thinking:

Instead of building above ground, go underground. Find the space that is unused. Instead of a train type of subway, this is a tunnel system with autonomous cars. Go opposite. Zig when they Zag.

Company Perspective: The Vegas project could turn the tide, demonstrating to other cities that the tunnel-digging venture could offer a solution to their transit needs. In May 2020, the firm completed digging for the project. The team then planned to focus on constructing the three passenger stations, with Musk claiming they could finish the project this year.

Slowly but surely, the firm is emerging to offer a solution that could work out cheaper for cities.

Musk has a vision of an updated version of the Loop, the form of transportation he initially plans to use in the tunnels. The plan is to eventually shift some projects to Hyperloops, the high-speed capsule in a vacuum tube that Musk envisions whisking passengers from Washington to New York in 29 minutes.

Holy Crap Quote:

1. "The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur."

2. "I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary."

3. "I could either watch it happen or be a part of it."

Holy Crap Challenge:

Think Bigger: Think like Elon Musk. Establish that something is possible. You can do what is extraordinary. You can be a part of doing that impossible.

Reach Higher: Start. Strategize. Succeed. Don’t just sit there and dream about it, DO IT. The brilliance of Musk is that he isn’t afraid to try. He sees what is possible, assembles a collaborative team that willingly works to make it happen.

Do the Impossible: Persist. Be diligent and resilient. Keep going until you succeed. Then enjoy the success before starting on the next project.

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