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Austin officials visit Las Vegas to meet with Boring Company

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Austin officials are doing research on underground transportation tunnels.

The Austin Chronicle reports that 10 Austin employees with the Development Services Department traveled to Las Vegas in a visit that could provide insights into reviewing an Austin tunnel project. Boring has three projects in Las Vegas, with a completed three-station; one costs about $47 million.

Who Austin DSD met with:

  • Representatives of the Boring Company
  • The Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Clark County officials

A DSD spokesperson told the Chronicle that staff met with them to “learn more about the specific technology and construction methodology used for Boring Company infrastructure, and the process Clark County implemented to review and permit” tunnels.

The Boring Company has taken interest near Austin lately by exploring a warehouse and manufacturing facility in Bastrop and is in talks with San Antonio for a tunnel running between the airport and downtown.


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