Elon Musk posts video of The Boring Company’s first tunnel under Los Angeles
Elon Musk posted a video of a trip through the Boring Company’s first tunnel under Los Angeles.
The 2-mile (3.2 km) prototype tunnel under western Los Angeles should be operational in a few months, Musk said, adding that the company “will be offering free rides to the public”.
Musk added once its fully operational the system “will always give priority to pods for pedestrians & cyclists for less than the cost of a bus ticket.”
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.
The company’s aim is to eventually have a 60-mile tunnel network in the Los Angeles area to address congestion problems.
Below is a map of the planned routes in southern California:
On Twitter, Musk also said that the company has already started digging a tunnel between DC and New York and plans to start on a route between LA and San Francisco next year.
Fare prices have not been finalized yet, however, according to the company’s website prices will be “comparable to or lower than current public transportation fares for pedestrians.”