L.A. City Council committee moves forward on Elon Musk tunnel project

Excavation permits were granted for a 2.7-mile proof of concept high-speed transit tunnel

Transit News April 20, 2018
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Elon Musk’s proposed network of high-speed transit tunnels in Los Angeles moved a step closer to reality this week when an L.A. City Council committee approved excavation permits the entrepreneur is seeking for a 2.7-mile “proof of concept”‘ tunnel on the Westside.

 

The Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee noted Wednesday, April 18, however, that L.A. County Metro will need to review the project, in part to ensure it does not conflict with the agency’s own plans to build a transit system along the Sepulveda corridor.

 

The Los Angeles tunnel would run beneath Sepulveda Boulevard, starting with an entry point at property owned by the Boring Co. north of West Pico Boulevard, and end underground near the corner of Washington Boulevard and Sepulveda in Culver City. Boring Co. officials pitched the tunnel plan to the Culver City Council in January and received a mixed reaction.

 

The system would have electric mobile platforms that can carry either cars or pods for passengers capable of traveling up to 150 mph. Musk has said he hopes to eventually build a system that stretches all around the county.

 

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Source: City News Service via Daily Breeze

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