The Boring Company has almost completed construction of a test tunnel under Los Angeles, which Elon Musk says will be open to public test rides in the coming months.
Taking to Instagram, the outspoken entrepreneur and CEO posted a video from inside The Boring Company’s LA test tunnel. It apparently spans roughly two miles. and while it doesn’t appear anywhere near that long to our eyes, it does serve as proof of just how seriously Musk is taking this business.
You’ll still have to wait a while before it becomes operational
Before any member of the public can go for a ride through the tunnel, presumably on one of the company’s proposed sleds, The Boring Company will need regulatory approval. If everything pans out, Musk says the commercial version will offer rides to passengers for less than they’d pay for a bus ticket.
When The Boring Company was first established, Musk envisioned a system of interconnected tunnels where passenger cars would ride on high-speed sleds to avoid traffic. However, the company has since changed its focus and will initially cater for mass transit needs with public buses that ride on the sleds.
First Boring Company tunnel under LA almost done! Pending final regulatory approvals, we will be offering free rides to the public in a few months. Super huge thanks to everyone that helped with this project. Strong support from public, elected officials & regulators is critical to success. As mentioned in prior posts, once fully operational (demo system rides will be free), the system will always give priority to pods for pedestrians & cyclists for less than the cost of a bus ticket.