Elon musk says first tunnel is almost done, opens 10 Dec: tweet

Marco Green
October 22, 2018

Elon Musk says the first tunnel is "almost done".

Privately held Boring Co has been promoting its plans for tunnels that would allow high-speed travel between cities.

As said, it's a pretty ballsy move from Musk, who was only recently fined $20 million and ordered to step down as Tesla chairman for a period of at least three years following a false and misleading tweet that he was planning on taking the company private, which led to chaos on the market and caused panic for investors, prompting the SEC, a U.S. government regulatory body, to sue for alleged securities fraud.

A video simulation released by the company past year shows a driver steering onto a car-sized platform on the street, parallel to the curb.

Elon Musk announced on his Twitter page the launch date of his high-speed underground tunnel transportation system - the event is said to be followed up by a day of free rides for the public.

Musk has a reputation for often missing his own timelines, which prompted someone on Twitter to ask if the December 10 date is "in real time or Elon time?" According to the Boring Company's website, it runs from SpaceX's parking lot east of Crenshaw Boulevard and south of 120th Street, then it turns west under 120th Street, and remains underground along 120th Street for 2 miles.

In August, Musk announced a proposal to build a 3.6-mile tunnel that would carry fans between Dodger Stadium and a nearby Metro subway station.

However, just a few weeks later, two neighborhood groups sued L.A. over the waiver, blocking the tunnel's progress.

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