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Boring Co. to hire Clark County fire employee for Vegas Loop project

A full-time Clark County firefighter is set to be employed with the Boring Company’s Vegas Loop project.

The employee would first be hired on as a temporary Boring Co. employee for up to the first 18 months on the job, but then become a full-time employee thereafter, according to Clark County documents.

The employee would earn an annual salary and benefits package of $218,000 to start. The position doesn’t have to be filled by the same person and can be filled by different people, as need be. Increases to the employee’s earnings will be determined annually and tied to inflation and union adjustments.

Clark County will invoice the Boring Co. on a monthly or quarterly basis for the cost of the permanent employee.

The fire employee would be responsible for training, logistics, troubleshooting, researching and working with the Fire Department and Clark County Building Department as the Vegas Loop project extends into the Resort Corridor.

The Boring Company also will purchase fire equipment from Clark County Fire to be used for the Vegas Loop. Boring Co. will pay a one-time payment of $340,580 for the equipment and pay an annual payment of $44,600 to cover the costs of upkeep on the equipment.

Both the job position and equipment were unanimously approved at Tuesday’s Clark County Commission meeting.

“Personnel and equipment purchased will be used primarily for the protection of public safety in connection with the Vegas Loop Project,” the county documents stated.

The Boring Company operates the Convention Center Loop at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Plans call for the underground transportation system featuring Tesla model vehicles to run underneath the Strip and downtown Las Vegas. The system would feature stops at various resorts, Allegiant Stadium, UNLV and eventually Harry Reid International Airport at full build-out.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President Steve Hill stated multiple times last year that hopes were to have at least part of the Vegas Loop online before the Super Bowl takes place at Allegiant Stadium Feb. 11, 2024.

Initial plans call for building out the system in phases and then later connecting those for a seamless loop. Segments already noted include a Tropicana Loop located in the south Strip area to include Allegiant Stadium; the Caesars Loop that would include a group of Caesars Resorts-run properties near Flamingo Road; and farther north with the already-operating Resorts World and convention center stations and the planned Westgate Station, set to get underway this year.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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