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Elon Musk promises $1 tunnel rides at 240 kmph in LA

Elon Musk promises $1 tunnel rides at 240 kmph in LA

The billionaire businessman Elon Musk told a cheering crowd that his dream of burrowing a high-speed network of "personalised mass transit" tunnels under Los Angeles could be achieved without disturbance or noise.

This is big news right now as the City of Los Angeles has just recently approved Elon Musk's plans to construct a rocket manufacturing facility so that these BFR rockets can be made, according to CNet. The founder and CEO of The Boring Company envisions of creating a new form of transportation to get out of the nasty Los Angeles traffic he famously complains about.

Writing on Instagram, he said: 'First Boring Company tunnel under LA nearly done!

Musk and Davis vowed the public has nothing to fear from their excavation plans, which they say will differ from conventional tunnels by running deeper underground, well beneath utility lines.

The 150-metre (500ft) shaft, excavated by The Boring Company, "should be two miles [3.2km] long in three or four months", Musk said at the time. Musk stressed that the company is working with Metro L.A. and plan to do a full environmental impact review once the actual project begins.

"Boring Company Hyperloop will take you from city center under ground & ocean to spaceport in 10 to 15 mins".

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Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla founder who began a tunnel-digging venture called The Boring Co. past year in Hawthorne, said on Twitter that he will present plans and take questions during the 7 p.m. meeting at Leo Baeck Temple.

That announcement on Thursday night preceded a public event Musk held in the LA suburb of Bel-Air on Thursday night, during which he and Boring Company officials talked about the tunneling activities and took questions from members of the community.

In October 2017, Musk shared the first image of the Boring Company's test tunnel under SpaceX's headquarters.

Fares for Loop could cost as little as $1 per person, Musk suggested, though the actual cost will likely depend on a number of factors, and require input from multiple local and regional agencies.

Musk's aim is to get around the "soul-destroying traffic" that afflicts L.A. and other big cities, by building as many tunnels as needed to accommodate underground transit on fast-moving pods.

"You won't even know we exist", Musk said.


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