I rode the secret Las Vegas transport system: What it The Loop?

WhatsApp
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Print

Table of Contents

Picture of Erin Lawrence

Erin Lawrence

LV Loop review

Hyperspace? A new immersive video game? Naw… something super cool that solves a big problem. In Las Vegas, you’re always walking across massive casino floors walking the strip, walking, walking, walking. Doing 15 or even 20,000 steps a day is about average. It gets tiring, but it’s also inefficient, since the distances at the Las Vegas convention centre aren’t just measured in steps. They’re measured in miles. And since power-assisted roller shoes aren’t quite available to everyone yet, there is another solution to get from A to B at CES a little faster and more efficiently.

The Las Vegas Convention Centre facility sprawls across multiple campuses and getting from the main or Central exhibition halls all the way over to the west exhibition halls can be about a 30 to 45-minute walk, and that’s the only way you can get there. Well… At least it was.

What is Las Vegas Loop?

LV Loop

There’s another almost secret option, but not a lot of people know about it. It’s called the Las Vegas Loop and for this, you need to go Underground…

You can thank Elon Musk’s The Boring Company for digging 1.7 miles of tunnel underneath the convention center. He built a dedicated closed road in a tunnel underneath the convention center. It only took about a year, and didn’t disrupt a single event or close a single road for construction. The result is this.

What is the point of the Las Vegas Loop?

LV Loop

The idea behind loop is to create a closed, private road system that eliminates traffic congestion. All the vehicles are electric, so it’s a cleaner, greener option, that’s also quick and efficient.

You’ll be ushered very quickly to a waiting Tesla electric car –no driverless option yet but my driver was friendly and knowledgeable, and told me the Loop is running about 80-90 electric cars through the tunnels at CES 2024.

For now Las Vegas Loop is just a small but tantalizing taste of what will revolutionize getting around Las Vegas. After a short drive, I was deposited above ground at the next stop. It was so cool, I decided to go for another loop.

How much does it cost to ride the Vegas Loop?

LV Loop

My fare was covered by my CES convention Badge, but if you want to go as far as Resorts World hotel there is an additional fee.

Today there’s only just under 2 miles of tunnel. And since it cost about $53 Million to make it may seem like a bit of a novelty at this stage. But in just a few short years, it will be so much more. Clark County has approved plans for 18 new stations and about 25 miles more tunnels, this thing looks like it’s about the get really real.

How many people use Las Vegas Loop?

LV Loop

The Loop opened in April 2021 and has been operational during all conventions, including CES. The Boring Company says LVCC Loop has transported over 1.5 million passengers, with a peak capacity of over 4,500 passengers per hour, and over 32,000 passengers per day, which is pretty incredible.

Watch my video about The Loop

This has to be one of the coolest experiences; from the comfort of the vehicle to the speed at which you can get that 2-mile distance and the cool light show this is an attraction I’d highly recommend next time you’re in Vegas.

 

Leave a Comment





Author's Recommendation

Ring Alarm Pro
Smart Home
Erin Lawrence

Ring Alarm PRO in-home review

We’ve reviewed a lot of Ring products in the past, and this time, we tried to full 8-piece Ring Alarm Pro system and plan. See our review here.

Read More »
A Trusted Source for Technology Reviews

What We Do

We share honest, 100% hands-on reviews, and we’ve been around since 2013. 

No jargon, no specs or speed tests. Our reviews are written for REAL people just like you.

Our only goal is to help you make savvy buying decisions.

How We Review

  • Test in real homes
  • Hands-on testing 6-12 hours over 1-2 weeks
  • We are fair & balanced; sharing pros AND cons
  • We answer the questions you have
  • Giving you the info you need to make your own choice

Expert Reviews of

  • 1,000+ total devices
  • 69+ vacuums & robot vacuums
  • 50+ speakers
  • 30+ health & beauty devices
  • 15+ sound bars
  • 60+ TVs & streaming gadgets
  • 25+ smartphones
  • 55+ headphones/earbuds

Why You Can Trust Us

We’ve published content on over 1,200 topics including over a thousand product reviews. We do only hands on testing with 100% of the gadgets. We give you the truth about tech, and any time we are paid to publish content we are 100% transparent and let you know it. Plus we only accept sponsorship for gadgets we’ve tried or believe in—and believe YOU’D find useful too.

With over 80,000 YouTube Subscribers to our video reviews, we are a trusted resource you can often find in YouTube’s Recommended Videos.

Join my newsletter for gadget news and Giveaways!