Inverse » Elon Musk is getting dug into the nitty-gritty of city politics. The Boring Company, a venture the entrepreneur started two years ago, has been aiming to convince local legislators that the answers to their traffic woes is building lots of tunnels. City officials from Sydney to New York have mixed reactions, now that an initial 1.14-mile test tunnel (cost: $10 million) has been opened for assessment.
Las Vegas Review-Journal » Construction is underway for the first 15-mile segment of I-11 from Henderson to Boulder City, set to open by the end of this year. Although the route could take decades to build, the new freeway could provide a much-needed direct link between Las Vegas and Phoenix — the only two cities with populations of more than 1 million people that are not linked by an interstate.
Roads & Bridges » Las Vegas and Phoenix are the only two cities with populations more than 1 million that are currently not connected by an interstate. The I-11 looks to change all that. The first phase in Boulder City is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018. Phase 1 will construct about 15 miles of new freeway around the southern and eastern perimeter of Boulder City, Nev., from I-515 to U.S. 93.
Curbed » One of the leaders in the tubular transport system, Virgin Hyperloop One—recently renamed after a substantial investment by Richard Branson—has debuted an app that illustrates how easy it might be to travel from, say, Vegas to LA. Hey, don’t worry about the fact that the actual hyperloop isn’t real yet!