Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is bringing his technology charm offensive to an attempt at digging a tunnel beneath part of Los Angeles to test designs for a high-speed subterranean transportation network he envisions for the city.
The City Council approved Boring's request to exempt the tunnel from a lengthy environmental impact review, however, the company's plans have hit a recent snag after a court challenge from two neighbourhood organisations to halt development.
The Boring Company's angle has always been to make tunnel digging more efficient, and Musk has purchased a second-hand machine for his company to study, which has been christened "Godot". If the Boring Company wins all the regulatory go-aheads that are required, Musk's past record of hard-to-imagine achievements may be a big reason why. "It's very hard to weave large stations into the fabric of a city", Musk said.
Elon Musk's transportation system under the surface of LA finally has a name, and it's a play on his other transportation system Hyperloop. "Nearly like an autonomous underground, multi-level vehicle system. that costs a dollar". Late last week, Musk shared a video of the company's existing pilot tunnel, which has been dug under the SpaceX campus in Hawthorne. They will coordinate with us as they move ahead with their proof of concept tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard to ensure it doesn't interfere with our Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail project. But The Boring Company is right behind you at 1/15th your speed & soon will be 1/10th!
Elon Musk wants to use the biggest rocket SpaceX has ever built to transport humans anywhere on Earth in under an hour.
To rally support, Musk has promised free rides for the public.
The company has already conducted test runs and reached a couple of hundred miles an hour speed.
The government of neighboring Culver City has also expressed concern about how Los Angeles' government handled the project.
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.
"I like the fact that brilliant guys are driving around Los Angeles trying to figure out how to make things better", said John Given, a lawyer representing the groups, referring to Musk's gridlock-inspired idea for tunnels.
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