Elon Musk releases plan for tunnel system under Los Angeles

Posted at 5:23 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 20:24:51-05

One of the companies started by Elon Musk, The Boring Company, has released plans for an extensive tunnel system under Los Angeles that would eventually house a new transportation system.

The company says phase 1 of the project, indicated by the red lines, would include the construction of a 6.5-mile proof-of-concept tunnel through Los Angeles and Culver City.

According to the company, the tunnel would be used for construction logistics verification, system testing, safety testing, operating procedure verification, and line-switching demonstrations.

The first phase of the project wouldn’t be used for public transportation until the tunnel is deemed successful by the government and the company.

The blue lines on the map indicate a possible phase 2 of the project. The company says the second phase would be developed in cooperation with multiple the government in Los Angeles County and the public.

The company said on its website that it “looks forward to receiving feedback from residents of the greater Los Angeles area on station locations and system improvements for Phase 2 and beyond.”