Elon Musk Might Actually be Serious About Making Those Tunnels Under Los Angeles


One of the few people with the wherewithal to actually do something about the legendary traffic in Los Angeles is finally fed up.

Billionaire innovator Elon Musk declared early Wednesday that he’s ready to move ahead with his recently formulated ambitions to bore holes through the earth.

“Exciting progress on the tunnel front,” Musk tweeted. “Plan to start digging in a month or so.”

Coming from anyone else, you might assume this is a joke.

But given that this is an entrepreneur who helped reshape mobile payments, formed a business that sent rockets into space and launched an electric-car company from scratch, it would be foolish to shrug it off.

The cofounder of PayPal and current CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors first mentioned his boring plans in December.

“Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging,” he tweeted at the time, adding, “it shall be called ‘The Boring Company.'”

“Boring,” he said, apparently coining a catchphrase, “it’s what we do.”

To remove all doubt — OK, to remove some doubt — he added, “I am actually going to do this.”

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SOURCE: USA Today, Nathan Bomey

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