Aside from his personal life developments, Elon Musk recently offered a promising update on The Boring Company‘s underground tunnel in Los Angeles.
According to an Instagram post made by the eccentric entrepreneur, his company’s first underground transportation project is nearly complete and will enter demo tests shortly. Following a round of final regulatory approvals, free demo rides will be offered to the public offering a peek at the transport option that is set to cost less than a standard bus ride.
The tunnel will look to decongest the city’s traffic and offer pedestrians and cyclist a new option of public transportation that utilizes a very alternative route. Housed 30 to 70 feet below ground, the tunnel will transport cars and pods containing up to 16 people and avoid all the obstacles of traditional traffic. Running 2.7 miles through West LA, entry and exit points will be found at every mile for the convenience of users.
First Boring Company tunnel under LA almost done! Pending final regulatory approvals, we will be offering free rides to the public in a few months. Super huge thanks to everyone that helped with this project. Strong support from public, elected officials & regulators is critical to success. As mentioned in prior posts, once fully operational (demo system rides will be free), the system will always give priority to pods for pedestrians & cyclists for less than the cost of a bus ticket.