The project would involve hundreds of entrances where travelers in pods could descend to the network of tunnels that will shuttle them at high speeds across the city.
Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon best known for his Tesla Inc electric vehicle manufacturer, planned to make a rare personal appearance at a public event in Los Angeles on Thursday night to answer questions from residents about his tunneling plans.
Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla founder who began a tunnel-digging venture called The Boring Co. past year in Hawthorne, said on Twitter that he will present plans and take questions during the 7 p.m. meeting at Leo Baeck Temple.
In January, it emerged that Musk's plans to dig a tunnel under Los Angeles to beat the city's notorious traffic had come a step closer to reality. One of the goals for that partnership is to limit interference with an existing high-speed transit study that's already underway in the region. Just last month, SEC documents were filed detailing that Musk's Boring Company had raised just shy of $113 million.
The charismatic entrepreneur said he hoped the new public transport system would help resolve the city's chaotic traffic.
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He said this would result in horse-trading and corruption. "Why are you anxious he is in touch with us?" he said. Majority are not in a position to face people if they join together and that's what they communicated to us.
A 2.7-mile (4.3-kilometer) test tunnel Musk proposes to build ran into headwinds from neighborhood organizations after a city council committee voted to let Boring Co. go ahead with the project without an environmental review.
The idea is to pack at least 100 passengers per flight on a super powerful rocket that Musk has dubbed the BFR - which is about two-and-a-half times the size of the Falcon Heavy rocket that put a Tesla into space in February (accidentally overshooting the orbit of Mars).
Fares for Loop could cost as little as $1 per person, Musk suggested, though the actual cost will likely depend on a number of factors, and require input from multiple local and regional agencies.
"You won't hear us, you won't see us, you won't feel us".
After TED Talks tweeted a quote from Shotwell's conversation, Musk replied with his own bit of news: The Boring Company's underground hyperloop would play a role in quickly getting people to the BFR launch ports.