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Elon Mask had a 'promising' conversation about tunnels with Los Angeles mayor
Citizens of Los Angeles, your traffic woes might one day be solved with tunnels.
Elon Musk tweeted late Sunday that he's had a "promising" conversation with the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti about implementing a tunnel network in the city that would "carry cars, bikes & pedestrians." Musk backed this statement with a clip from ABC7's Newsmakers in which Garcetti mentions Musk's tunneling technology in the context of building an express train from LA's Union Station to LAX airport. Promising conversations with @MayorOfLA regarding tunnel network that would carry cars, bikes & pedestrians. Permits harder than technology. https://t.co/0dxrXBOOWy — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2017 He's referring to Musk's newly formed Boring Company, which aims to "solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic" with an innovative approach to building tunnels. Instead of a classic subway train or an underground road, though, Musk is imagining a network of tunnels in which cars and pedestrians are carried on fast-moving sleds. Musk said on several occasions that the company is an experimental one ("we have no idea what we're doing," he said in January), but the company has already started digging a test tunnel on the grounds of SpaceX's HQ in Los Angeles.
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