Boring Company founder Elon Musk proposes 150 miles per hour tunnel rides for $1

Elon Musk joked that his plan for tunneling beneath Los Angeles would offer users “a weird little Disney ride in LA”

Elon Musk joked that his plan for tunneling beneath Los Angeles would offer users “a weird little Disney ride in LA”

The full-fledged project would include a tunnel along Los Angeles' notoriously busy 405 Freeway where, Musk said, traffic varied between the seventh and the eighth circles of hell.

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

In a statement posted, the MTA said it would coordinate with The Boring Company on a test tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard.

Alongside the execs onstage was Boring Company "mascot" Gary the snail. "We can actually sell the bricks at like 10 cents a brick", Musk said.

A slightly shorter test tunnel is already largely finished underneath the tiny neighboring municipality of Hawthorne, where Boring and SpaceX are both headquartered.

Elon Musk wants to use the biggest rocket SpaceX has ever built to transport humans anywhere on Earth in under an hour. Tunnels, on the other hand, Musk detailed were "way less nerve-racking than flying cars" and still "so fun".

Boring says the tunnel would serve as an experimental proof-of-concept site to demonstrate ideas for a traffic-easing system Musk wants to build to rapidly whisk individual cars and small groups of pedestrians from place to place beneath the surface.

Known for aggressively taking on large-scale technical challenges with which he has had little previous experience, Musk ended his pitch on a humble note, telling the audience that realizing his vision "could only happen with public support". The project would involve hundreds of entrances where travelers in pods could descend to the network of tunnels that will shuttle them at high speeds across the city. "You're not dividing communities with lanes, and we think we can make this really fun".

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.

Earlier in the evening Musk had retweeted the LA Metro tweet where it was mentioned that it was partnering with The Boring Company on a test.

Elon Musk touted a partnership between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) and The Boring Company, his tunnel-digging venture.

The plan calls for excavated soil to be compacted into concrete reinforcement segments for the tunnels, or turned into construction bricks.

Test runs in the loop have hit a couple of hundred miles per hour.

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