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LA High-Speed Loop Map Revealed

Elon Musk posted a map of the Boring Company's planned tunnels in Los Angeles that will make up a high-speed underground transportation system.

December 08, 2017
Elon Musk posted a map of the Boring Company's planned tunnels in Los Angeles

Elon Musk posted a map of the Boring Company's planned tunnels in Los Angeles that will make up a high-speed underground transportation system. Musk's electric skate concept uses autonomous platforms powered by electric motors on which either a single passenger vehicle or a passenger pod will travel at up to 150 mph through the tunnels.

On Boring's map, the Phase 1 6.5-mile proof-of-concept tunnel, shown in red, would run between (and under) West LA and Inglewood. Phase 1 would not be used for public transportation until the proof-of-concept tunnel is judged successful by county government, city government, and The Boring Company.

Phase 2, shown in blue, totals more than 50 miles of tunnels that would link Dodger Stadium and the Staples Convention Center to LAX, then route north to UCLA Westwood, with spurs for Santa Monica and Venice Beach, or route south towards Lawndale, veering east to Long Beach Airport.

The Boring company says the map is as “a concept, not as a finalized alignment”, and intends to work with county and city governments for permitting. The Boring Company welcomes feedback from LA residents.

Eventually, Musk hopes to alleviate what he calls the soul-destroying commute on LA's surface highways.

So far, the Boring Company has dug a tunnel under the company's parking lot in Hawthorne, Calif.

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