15 June 2017
Elon Musk’s first client for his traffic skipping tunnels could be the city of Los Angeles. The billionaire entrepreneur stated that he is in conversation with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about using its ‘Boring Company's’ technology to create a large underground network that can be used for shuttling cars, bikes and people.
Musk stated that the technology to make the tunnels is easy. However, the company faces a tough task in getting legal clearance for making them. The Boring Company will require extensive permits to build the network. The company’s grid of high-speed tunnel transports underneath LA is quiet an ambitious project. It will not be an easy task to convince officials to build the project.
Boring Co. tunnels would be used along with sledges that would park on the ground, and would eventually descend underground and transport the load through the tunnel network at 125mph. The system would help in reducing traffic congestion by making the road network multileveled. This would go a long way to ease the traffic problems in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stated that the city’s transit issues could be solved with the help of tunneling. He stated during a recent interview, “Like many other cities have, I’d love to see maybe even with the new tunneling technology that people like Elon Musk is looking at, whether we could have a quick and direct route from LAX to Union Station.”