Lawsuits threaten to derail Musk's Los Angeles tunnel

Lawsuits threaten to derail Musk's Los Angeles tunnel

Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon best known for his Tesla Inc electric auto manufacturer, planned to make a rare personal appearance at a public event in Los Angeles on Thursday night to answer questions from residents about his tunneling plans.

LA Metro is the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an agency that operates public transportation for the County of Los Angeles.

This new Boring Company tunnel was announced last month and will serve as a new full proof-of-concept for the company.

Musk first had the idea to build congestion-dodging tunnels under LA while stuck in traffic in December 2016.

On the question of risks to utility lines, Musk said The Boring Company's machines are digging below them.

It is very possible that Elon Musk might integrate The Boring Company with SpaceX to provide astonishingly fast transportation around the world.

The billionaire's tunnel-digging firm, The Boring Company, is adding the finishing touches to its first ever track, ahead of its opening.


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.

In a statement posted, the MTA said it would coordinate with The Boring Company on a test tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard.

What's interesting is that in his tweets, Musk says that the reason for prioritizing passengers (and presumably the reason for the low fare) is "courtesy and fairness", saying: "If someone can't afford a auto, they should go first".

'The tunnel would contain a high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported on autonomous electric skates travelling at 125 to 150mph (200 to 240 kph)'.

The Boring Company has already built a shorter tunnel in nearby Hawthorne, where SpaceX's headquarters is located.

Musk revealed the cost of fares for his company's tunneling system under Los Angeles at a Boring Company information session on Thursday, reports CNBC.

"Compared to a flying vehicle, you don't have to worry about bad weather, you can't see it, hear it, feel it". Musk commented, "we're not suggesting this to the exclusion of other approaches".

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