Elon Musk’s Boring Company is considering building huge tunnels in the Texan cities of Austin and San Antonio, reports say

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: A Tesla car drives through a tunnel in the Central Station during a media preview of the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop on April 9, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop is an underground transportation system that is the first commercial project by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company. The USD 52.5 million loop, which includes two one-way vehicle tunnels 40 feet beneath the ground and three passenger stations, will take convention attendees across the 200-acre convention campus for free in all-electric Tesla vehicles in under two minutes. To walk that distance can take upward of 25 minutes. The system is designed to carry 4,400 people per hour using a fleet of 62 vehicles at maximum capacity. It is scheduled to be fully operational in June when the facility plans to host its first large-scale convention since the COVID-19 shutdown. There are plans to expand the system throughout the resort corridor in the future. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is said to be in talks with two Texas cities.
  • San Antonio and Austin officials have discussed projects, The San Antonio Express-News reported.
  • The company last month submitted plans for a Fort Lauderdale project, similar to its Las Vegas loop.

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has been in talks with officials in San Antonio and Austin about digging local tunnels, The San Antonio Express-News reported on Friday.

San Antonio city agencies have discussed digging a 10-mile loop between the city’s downtown and San Antonio International Airport, among other routes, the report said, citing unnamed sources. It was unclear what the path for the Austin tunnel would be.

A new tunnel in Texas would mark the latest in a handful of high-profile municipal partnerships for the company, which was founded in 2016.

The company’s Las Vegas underground transport opened in June. The 1.7-mile loop under the Las Vegas Convention Center has three stops. The company said it cost about $47 million to build. Las Vegas city councilors also approved an expansion into downtown, with plans to connect to McCarran International Airport.

And the company last month submitted plans to officials in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a tunnel expected to cost at least $30 million. Musk’s company had courted local officials in Florida for months.

In San Antonio, discussions were said to have been ongoing for at least two months.

Insider has reached out to the company for comment.

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