Skip to comments.Elon Musk says first tunnel for his L.A. transit dream will open in December. Many questions remain
Posted on 10/22/2018 11:35:52 AM PDT by jerod
Elon Musk announced Sunday that the first tunnel of a proposed underground transportation network across Los Angeles County would open Dec. 10.
The first tunnel is almost done, Musk tweeted to his 23.1 million followers shortly after 5 p.m.
Musks Boring Co. is building the tunnel beneath the city of Hawthorne, part of his grand vision for a transportation network that whisks commuters across the county. Last year, Hawthorne officials approved the Boring Co.s request to tunnel west from Space X headquarters. At the time, they said the tunnel had extended 500 feet.
The company has said its technology could move vehicles, as well as pods carrying passengers and bicyclists, through tunnels at speeds of up to 130 mph.
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And as always with any Elon Musk venture... 'Many questions remain'
Next stop... Mars? LOL
Film at 11!
hmmmm. let’s see ... 500 feet at 130mph is about 2.6 seconds ... pretty slick commute ...
I don’t get it. Is he wanting to build a Subway system? I know LA has a small subway now and some light rail.
How does he plan to pay for this, assuming he expands it to cover much of the LA area?
Coincidence theorists will be pleased...
The rumors that these tunnels already exist have been floated forever.
I can’t wait to ride in a subway at 130 MPH in an earthquake zone...
Nice straight tracks in that tube - extremely high speed trains will be for the adventurous only - plus the mandatory life insurance policies.
Sorry, I just do not get it... California, particularity along the coast, is not known for being a geologically stable. Am I missing something? While the tunnel may be able to stand up to a major earthquake, all of the mini-earthquakes will take their toll.
The technology is the same as that used for the Chunnel. This is nothing new. I really don’t get the fuss.
They’ve done the same thing for sewage 800’ below Chicago.
The Mexican Cartels approve of this pioneering effort... tho they have been building tunnels for years. The sky is the limit as new technologies are developed.
Typical musk. Hold on to your wallet.
“I dont get it. Is he wanting to build a Subway system? I know LA has a small subway now and some light rail.
How does he plan to pay for this, assuming he expands it to cover much of the LA area?”
hey, remember, the article said there were lots of “unanswered questions” :)
Musk is the biggest CON man to ever push Bullshit through the ears of the populace. He is using our money to hoodwink the stupid government. Easily done in Kalifornia, sad to see but not surprising. He should be on trial for fraud.
Yea, right, I really want to be stuck in an undergroung tunnel in a tin can during and after a big earthquake, right??/ sarc
Where’s the otherwise obligatory graffiti?
I can actually SEE that the rail is crooked on the “straightaway”. For the record, I wouldn’t go near one of those damn things. The whole idea is STUPID.
I think Elon has been smoking more of that good-good.
I notice that he had to be handcuffed to the darn car, which is the only way I’d stay in one, too.
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