Elon Musk Presents Boring Company Tunnel Plans Tomorrow

  • Elon Musk Presents Boring Company Tunnel Plans Tomorrow

Elon Musk Presents Boring Company Tunnel Plans Tomorrow

SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell recently had a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson during which she provided an update on SpaceX's BFR Earth-to-Earth transportation plan, which Musk unveiled in September.

Musk later tweeted that he plans to livestream a presentation/Q&A regarding the Boring Company's plans in Los Angeles tomorrow, May 17, at 7pm (presumably PT).

It is very possible that Elon Musk might integrate The Boring Company with SpaceX to provide astonishingly fast transportation around the world. Responding to one of his Twitter followers, Musk confirmed with a simple "Yes". Perhaps he'll share more details on this marriage between his two companies - like if LA will be the first city to get one of those spaceports. Just recently, the tunneling startup and its recently-granted exemption from environmental review met strong opposition from two neighborhood groups in the LA area.

The Boring Co. has already cleared some regulatory hurdles for the tunnel along Sepulveda Boulevard, which would connect with a two-mile test track that's under construction in Hawthorne across from SpaceX headquarters. Musk also reiterated The Boring Co.'s commitment to pedestrians, stating that when the tunnels are fully operational, the system "will always give priority to pods for pedestrians and cyclists" at a cost less than the price of a bus ticket.

Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla founder who began a tunnel-digging venture called The Boring Co. past year in Hawthorne, said on Twitter that he will present plans and take questions during the 7 p.m. meeting at Leo Baeck Temple.

Last December, The Boring Company filed for a tax exclusion to the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority.

Elon Musk has also suggested building such hyperloop tunnels in other cities outside of Los Angeles like New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Chicago. The documents revealed that the Boring Company would be using a special type of concrete for its tunnels.

The system operates similarly to an aircraft with point-to-point travel on earth, but it goes through space at a significantly higher speed (27,000 km/h), which drastically reduces flight time.