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    Default The Boring Company: LA electric "skate" tunnel

    Vehicles, minibus-like pods with pedestrians or bikes etc. transported intra-city on electric "skates" at high speed - longer runs at 100+ mph. Elevator platforms from street level to move vehicles into-out of the system.

    Musk's The Boring Company initial tunnel in front of SpaceX's Hawthorne CA headquarters being nearly done, Hawthorne has permitted them to extend it to the LA limits. Now LA is looking to allow a full tunnel along the 405 freeway, connecting the South Bay, Westside and San Fernando Valley. A path the city was prepared to spend $5B on for a subway.

    News stories at the links,

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...121-story.html

    Mayor Eric Garcetti ✔ @MayorOfLA
    L.A. has always been a place where innovators come to build new ideas that can change our lives. Looking forward to exploring how @ElonMusks Boring Company could help us build a better future for our city. http://mayor.la/D6qZ30gKUOF
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    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
    The Boring Company will compete to fund, build & operate a high-speed Loop connecting Chicago O’Hare Airport to downtown https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ci...press-service/
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    Interesting concept but I can't see any federal funding for this as it would be way too expensive.. Think how much a rail subway system costs per mile now to build..
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    When Musk was on Trump's Industrial Council they had numerous discussions about Hyperloop, the related technologies and how they would fit into the president's plan for infrastructure improvement. Given that I wouldn't be so sure that the feds would not be involved, especially since The Boring Company is already working on a project running from New York City to Washington DC.
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    Daily Breeze has a good story on the LA "Loop" project.

    Hawthorne is the SpaceX headquarters.

    http://www.dailybreeze.com/2017/12/0...ey-at-125-mph/

    Passenger Pod


    Vehicle Skate


    Project map/phases
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