Elon Musk To Make Public Appearance, Answer Questions On LA Tunnel Plan

Pauline Obrien
May 18, 2018

It remained uncertain whether construction permits he has received thus far, or is still seeking from various agencies, would allow public access to his tunnels on an experimental basis.

"Once we're done, in order to get public feedback, we want to offer free rides sort of like a weird little Disney ride in the middle of LA", Musk said.

Musk's Boring Co. network, if and when it gets built, would ferry passengers from Dodger Stadium near downtown L.A.to Los Angeles International Airport in 10 minutes, according to the presentation Musk made Thursday evening at the Leo Baeck Temple in the affluent Bel-Air neighborhood.

Joining him on stage was Steve Davis, a top executive at Musk's aptly named underground transit venture, the Boring Company.

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Whether staunch critics were swayed remained to be seen.

Musk plans to launch a prototype train inside a 2.7-mile tunnel that his "Boring Company" wants to build on the western side of the city. But The Boring Company is right behind you at 1/15th your speed & soon will be 1/10th!

SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, beforehand mused in regards to the plan on the Worldwide Astronautical Congress in Adelaide final 12 months.

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A slightly shorter test tunnel is already largely finished underneath the tiny neighboring municipality of Hawthorne, where Boring and SpaceX are both headquartered.

"And if you could have hundreds of tunnels and small stations throughout the fabric of the city without even the city appearing different, you could solve the transport problem", Musk said.

Musk said the company's in-city Loop system aims to bypass traffic congestion by offering $1 rides in electric passenger pods through its tunnel network.

In a statement posted, the MTA said it would coordinate with The Boring Company on a test tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard. Elon Musk and project leader Steve Davis alluded that the team at The Boring Company is challenged to match the digging space of a snail (0.03 MPH) and get up to 1/10 of the average human walking speed of about 0.03 miles per hour, compared to the current pace of around 0.0003 miles per hour.

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