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Elon Musk: 'LA Tunnel Almost Done'

12 May 2018, 12:16 | Shelley Chandler

Elon Musk Shows Off Almost Finished Boring Company Tunnel

The innovative entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX is now shifting his focus to a realm that some might consider to be more complex and challenging than luxury automobiles and intergalactic travel Affordable housing

In typical form for Musk, he took to social media (this time Instagram), to announce that the tunnel is nearly complete and "Pending final regulatory approvals, we will be offering free rides to the public in a few months".

In last month's report, the Los Angeles Times quoted experts as saying the Boring Company's tunnel exemption could be challenged in court, particularly if it's seen as interfering with L.A.'s mass-transit plans. In addition, he claims that that the tunnel is "almost done", and "pending final regulatory approvals, we will be offering free rides to the public in a few months".

You can check out his post and video on Instagram here. Musk promises that the system will prioritize pedestrians and cyclists and cost less than a bus ticket.

In typical Musk fashion, he didn't release other details.

Musk has also confirmed that the company has already started tunnelling a route between Washington DC and NY and expects to begin work on a Los Angeles to San Francisco line next year.

In a tweet Thursday, Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, touted the tunnel and thanked supporters.

Musk previously proposed placing people's cars on "electric skates" to move them in and out of the tunnel.

He has also tweeted about a vision for a tunnel that would stretch along the Interstate 405 corridor from LAX to U.S. Highway 101 in the San Fernando Valley, a span of about 17 miles.

Musk's decision to embark on the project came in December 2016, when he complained about the city's snarling traffic. Eventually rides along the tunnel will cost money. "Super huge thanks to everyone that helped with this project".

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