Lawsuits threaten to derail Musk's Los Angeles tunnel

Elon Musk Has a Plan to Get You Anywhere on Earth in An Hour

In an email Thursday night, a Boring Company spokesperson said that the partnership between LA Metro and the company merely entails "close coordination to make sure our system complements and increases public accessibility to Metro".

To rally support, Musk has promised free rides for the public.

Another big stakeholder in the Boring project is Los Angeles's Metropolitan Transportation Agency. He teased that they would be delivered personally via a Boring Company van. Musk commented, "we're not suggesting this to the exclusion of other approaches".

SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, previously mused about the plan at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide previous year. These tunnels were not yet part of his cross-country "Hyperloop" system, which would ferry people in tubes travelling at airline speeds at a much lower cost.

As if his super-fast underground LA tunnel system wasn't already enticing enough, Elon Musk has now revealed that trips through the network will cost as little as $1. The fare for running the loop will be only $1 and Mr. Musk claims the project wont be noisy and will help to reduce traffic in the city.

What's interesting is that in his tweets, Musk says that the reason for prioritizing passengers (and presumably the reason for the low fare) is "courtesy and fairness", saying: "If someone can't afford a vehicle, they should go first".

Indonesia violence: Samurai sword-armed men target police station
The militants also rampantly shot at the headquarters, according to national police spokesman Senior Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal. Police in Indonesia have raided several houses and killed several people in a nationwide hunt for more possible bombers.

Tesla-driving Angelenos may soon be able to hop out of their battery-powered auto, board an electric pod in a Boring Co. tunnel and get to the port where SpaceX is about to build massive rockets that it aims to fly to Mars.

Musk and The Boring Company caught social media and the tech world early this year and when it began selling flamethrowers emblazoned with its logo.

Musk pledged his tunneling venture, to be built well below the city's utilities and existing metro lines using electronic boring equipment, would be virtually noiseless.

The nearly completed dry run is created to make sure plans actually work - if it doesn't, the city can request the tunnel is filled in with concrete or soil.

The big question is how the Boring Company's pitch will go over with the community in the West L.A. neighborhood where the 2.7-mile Sepulveda Boulevard test tunnel is to be built. "It's the only way we can think of to address the chronic traffic issues in major cities", Musk said at the event addressing a crowd of roughly 750 people.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump's White House tackles America's most divisive question: Laurel or Yanny?
May 18, 2018 - 16:30
If you hadn't been introduced to the possibility of hearing "Yanny" or "Laurel" you may not have heard either of these words. So, what do you hear? 'Clearly you're getting your information from CNN, because that's fake news, ' she jokes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran
May 18, 2018 - 16:19
The EU has officially adopted measures to protect European companies working in Iran if the USA reimposes sanctions against Tehran.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scottish parliament votes against giving consent to UK's European Union withdrawal bill
May 17, 2018 - 07:06
The Scottish Parliament today voted down crucial Brexit-related legislation - sparking fears of a constitutional crisis. The U.K. ceded more autonomy as part of promises made during 2014's independence referendum campaign.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senate backs effort to restore net neutrality
May 17, 2018 - 07:06
The battle over these rules were heated and partisan, the final FCC vote for repeal was 3-2, along party lines. The bill still needs to be passed in the House and signed by President Trump to become law.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lightning desperate to fix problems down 0-2 to Capitals
May 17, 2018 - 07:05
Tampa Bay's scoring centre had a goal and an assist at Washington in Game Three and has 15 points (6 G, 9 A) in 13 playoff games. Oshie, Lars Eller (in Backstrom's place) and John Carlson on the top half, failed to convert on one opportunity in every period.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle's Sister Hospitalized With Ankle Injury
May 17, 2018 - 07:05
Samantha has done everything possible to make herself relevant since Meghan was outed as Prince Harry's girlfriend in 2016. Markle's half-sister yesterday launched an astonishing attack on the U.S. actor just days before the royal wedding.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say
May 17, 2018 - 07:02
The creator of the viral sensation spoke out and sorry to say " Yanny " listeners, he confirmed he said " Laurel ". The audio quality isn't great, and Almor believes it can impact if you think it's "yanny" or "laurel ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Estimated 30000 march in Raleigh for more teacher funds, pay
May 17, 2018 - 06:57
Paul Lowe, D-Forsyth, said he was moved by hearing another round of teacher stories, those from Forsyth and across North Carolina. They also don't want lawmakers to pass any more corporate tax cuts until the per pupil spending reaches the national average.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top European Union launches economic plan to save Iran nuclear deal
May 16, 2018 - 15:13
After long negotiations, Iran agreed in July 2015 to freeze its nuclear program in return for the repeal of punishing global sanctions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Right Stuff author Tom Wolfe dies at 87
May 16, 2018 - 15:13
Wolfe began his writing career as a newspaper reporter, first for the Washington Post and then for the New York Herald Tribune . The resulting bestseller, The Bonfire Of The Vanities , defined the late-1980s era of Wall Street ambition, power and money.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook suspends about 200 apps that may have misused data
May 15, 2018 - 22:50
It's even unclear whether or not Facebook auditors will have the ability to ascertain for certain that a developer misused data. Outside of that key 200 figure, Facebook's revelations leave a lot of important details out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cashierless Amazon stores coming to Chicago
May 15, 2018 - 22:48
However, as per sources, Amazon is now hiring for managers for similar stores in San Francisco and Chicago. Opening more stores is yet another sign that Amazon is serious about expanding its physical presence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Women take over the red carpet at Cannes
May 15, 2018 - 22:45
Cate Blanchett just led a Women's March on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival to make a very important point. But she said the #MeToo movement also is a great time for men "to rethink what it means to be a man".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Korea begins dismantling nuclear test site: U.S. analysis
May 15, 2018 - 22:44
It will be the first time that leaders of the United States and North Korea have met in person. The office reported that the exact date of the ceremony will depend on the weather conditions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WC9 Asteroid Will Whiz Close To Earth On May 15th
May 15, 2018 - 22:42
Even if the actual size of the 2010 WC9 was close to the maximum estimate, the space rock did not pose a threat to humanity. The 2010 WC9 would reportedly be at the closest distance to our planet at near about "6.05 p.m".