Resorts World Vegas Loop connection is a short trip, but a big step

Although it’s a short distance across Las Vegas Boulevard, the recently opened Vegas Loop link connecting the Las Vegas Convention Center to Resorts World is a big deal.

When first floated, Elon Musk’s Boring Co.’s plan to shuttle passengers underground via Tesla model vehicles was doubted. Many critics believed the initial plan to shuttle passengers between the convention center’s West, Central and South halls wouldn’t come to fruition.

Well it did, and the $47 million experiment paid for by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority thus far is working.

The Convention Center loop has been in operation about a year-and-a-half and has seen over 700,000 passengers, as noted during a June Las Vegas City Council meeting when the downtown link for the project was approved.

The Resorts World link travels only between the resort and the convention center for now, but it marks the first of 55 planned stations up and down the Strip and into downtown.