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Elon Musk Wants To Build More Tunnels Under LA To Speed Up Traffic

By Brian Spaen

After completing the first steps of their underground tunnel, The Boring Company is looking to extend their passageway under Los Angeles, California. With a goal to decrease traffic, this tunnel would autonomously send people and cargo over 6.5-mile distance. They’ll need to get approval from the Culver City Council as they’ll be running through the area, but members had mixed views on this concept.

On Monday, The Boring Company’s COO, Jehn Balajadia, presented the “proof of concept” plan to to the Culver City Council. The 6.5-mile tunnel would begin at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and would stretch to West Los Angeles. Both SpaceX and The Boring Company are owned by Elon Musk.

Balajadia told the council that the development behind the technology is completed and this project would showcase underground travel in action. According to Wired, this would also “test the company’s ability to build across jurisdictions and handle all the hurdles that entails.” She also talked about “Loop,” which would be mass-transit pods for multiple passengers.