Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
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Elon Musk: 'LA Tunnel Almost Done'

Elon Musk: 'LA Tunnel Almost Done'

Musk posted a video of the tunnel to his Instagram page Thursday night with the caption, "First Boring Company tunnel under LA nearly done!"

Musk's reference to the support needed from the public, elected officials and regulators may serve to explain why he's bringing up the subject now.

"Super huge thanks to everyone that helped with this project", Musk said on Instagram.

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. Musk wants to build a network of tunnels across Los Angeles to get around traffic and has been in the process of building his first tunnel.

Musk fans on Twitter were beside themselves with excitement.

"Awesome! Just awesome! You achieve incredible things!" wrote another.

Those free rides could begin as soon as a month from now.

So far, a committee of the City Council has agreed that the project should be exempt from environmental review.

Elon Musk wants Los Angeles drivers to stop wasting their time stuck in traffic, and his effort to solve the city's traffic problem just hit a milestone.

In typical Musk fashion, he didn't release other details. Musk has said the pods will be able to outpace jets.

Musk, the brains behind SpaceX and Tesla, created the company to drill holes beneath Los Angeles to provide another means of transportation and alleviate the city's infamous traffic congestion.

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