The Boring Co.’s Convention Center Loop has been in operation for five months and is a mode of transportation that is catching on with convention attendees. The underground system relies on Tesla model vehicles to transport conventiongoers between three stations at the recently expanded Las Vegas Convention Center. The vehicles each seat a maximum of four people and the system’s goal is to transport 4,400 people per hour. Reports from the first six weeks of operation discovered the highest hourly passenger rate hit thus far is 1,355 passengers per hour. During that month and a half, the underground system provided over 30,000 rides and ferried 75,000 passengers. The average trip on the 0.8-mile track took about four minutes, twice as long as the two-minute goal noted several times in recent years by Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Steve Hill. The ride itself does in fact take two minutes. What wasn’t originally factored into projections was that it is a new Vegas attraction at the convention center being affected by sightseers to a new attraction. LVCVA officials are pleased that conventiongoers are excited about the Loop and are treating it like an attraction and hope that continues, even if it adds to the overall ride time.
Bottom line, according to LVCVA officials the system has been adequately meeting the demand seen thus far. The LVCVA has been surveying show attendees and the loop is proving to be the most popular part of the convention center experience.