Elon Musk's LA tunnel is nearly finished - and he's offering free rides

Elon Musk Shows off almost Finished Boring Company Tunnel

The billionaire SpaceX and Tesla founder shared a dizzying timelapse video Thursday journeying through the first section of the tunnel system, saying the company will offer free demonstration rides to the public in "a few months".

Regardless of what is going on in the world of Tesla, both good and bad, Elon Musk and the Boring Company are still hard at work on getting their tunnel system under LA completed. The future price for a ride will be a little lower than a bus ticket.

The Hawthorne track runs east under 120th Street toward the 405 Freeway and will connect with the future, 2.7-mile "proof of concept" tunnel on the Westside. It's unclear how the public will get to experience Loop. He's also said that pedestrians and cyclists will take precedence over cars, although cars will fit in the tunnels. The video below shows the current state of the first Boring tunnel. Musk tweeted this week.

He acquired a tunnel-boring machine that had been used in a San Francisco Bay Area project and put it down a shaft in a parking lot at the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne.

United States cities have largely halted the building of new tunnels and subways due to high costs that can exceed $1 billion per mile. Musk may be counting on his huge fan base to help with the tricky task of getting the tunnel cleared for takeoff.

Musk also thanked everyone who supported him throughout the project including the public, elected officials and regulators.

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