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Boring Co 'almost done' with first dig under LA

The innovative entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX is now shifting his focus to a realm that some might consider to be more complex and challenging than luxury automobiles and intergalactic travel Affordable housing Elon Musk Shows Off Almost Finished Boring Company Tunnel
Elsie Buchanan | 12 May, 2018, 08:13

Elon Musk's The Boring Company has almost finished the first section of its tunnel network underneath Los Angeles. The future price for a ride will be a little lower than a bus ticket.

The tunnel is the first that Musk hopes to build as an underground road network where cars and people are transported at over 100 miles per hour on sleds and in pods.

You can check out his post and video on Instagram here.

In the video, the camera flies backward through the tunnel, passing a few workmen and stopping at a complicated set of traffic lights before thrusting forward again. "Strong support from public, elected officials & regulators is critical to success", said Musk.

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The Hawthorne track runs east under 120th Street toward the 405 Freeway and will connect with the future, 2.7-mile "proof of concept" tunnel on the Westside.

When he's not preoccupied with running Tesla, which has recently suffered a string of PR disasters after several deadly crashes involving its electric vehicles, Musk is busy with other ventures, including SolarCity, SpaceX and his Tesla Gigafactory.

While Musk continues to deal with bottlenecks that are slowing production of the entry-level Tesla Model 3, he is still finding time to pursue his goal of fixing traffic congestion under LA. Musk may be counting on his huge fan base to help with the tricky task of getting the tunnel cleared for takeoff. Musk has said the pods will be able to outpace jets.

The Creator of the tunnel, the company Mask The Boring Company is waiting for approval from the authorities to launch, reports Electrek.

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