Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Lawsuits threaten to derail Musk's Los Angeles tunnel

Lawsuits threaten to derail Musk's Los Angeles tunnel

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Elon Musk confirmed that The Boring Company's upcoming information session in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday would be livestreamed online.

There will be an update on the plans of the Boring Company and Musk and his teams take questions.

On Thursday night at 7 Los Angeles, those lucky enough to have snapped up free tickets early will be able to see Elon Musk speaking at the Leo Baeck Temple and discussing The Boring Company's tunneling and hyperloop plans for the city.

Meanwhile, Musk's firm is nearing completion on a tunnel under the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne, California, near his SpaceX headquarters, another one of the Tesla founder's business enterprises. The documents also outlined the startup's plans of building a batch plant and carousel system to manufacture and transport concrete rings, which will be used to line the company's projects.

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The company's website says that its "fast to dig, low cost tunnels would also make Hyperloop adoption viable and enable rapid transit across densely populated regions, enabling travel from NY to Washington less than 30 minutes". Musk also reiterated The Boring Co.'s commitment to pedestrians, stating that when the tunnels are fully operational, the system "will always give priority to pods for pedestrians and cyclists" at a cost less than the price of a bus ticket.

According to plans submitted to the L.A.'s Department of Engineering, a full, future system - called the Loop - would extend from Long Beach Airport to the San Fernando Valley along the 405 Freeway, offering short routes from Los Angeles International Airport to Dodger Stadium, and out to the beaches in Santa Monica and the South Bay. Last year Musk talked about a 2 mile proof of concept tunnel. Perhaps he'll share more details on this marriage between his two companies - like if LA will be the first city to get one of those spaceports. If the Boring company already drilled all of it is not clear. Super huge thanks to everyone that helped with this project.

The Boring Company enables cars and passengers to zip through tunnels under LA on sleds to cut through the traffic chaos on the surface.

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