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Elon Musk is Building a Tunnel Under L.A.

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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:01 AM
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Elon Musk isn't the type of man who waits around for a problem to fix itself.

After being stuck in heavy traffic in December, the billionaire came up with a plan to create a giant tunnel under Los Angeles to ease congestion.

'Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging...', he tweeted.

And he wasn't joking.



Is this even legal? I mean just decide to build your own tunnel underneath Los Angeles to ....wherever?

Seems like an attention grabber but not much teeth. Worth keeping an eye on.


Musk has yet to confirm, however, whether the image of the tunnel boring machine he tweeted is his own, or its exact purpose.


www.dailymail.co.uk...




posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

What could go wrong digging holes in a geologically unstable area?

SMH



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:12 AM
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Didn't realise that it was April fools day.

Seriously?

What a load of bulls**t!

That pic he tweeted is of a semi constructed TBM at the bottom of a vertical shaft, it's either just finished a tunnel and being dismantled or just about to start another bore, note the open bore to the left.

Fake news anyone.....?

MR



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

When I saw the title I though it was about a tunnel to Mexico for illegal aliens.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: Marlborough Red


Not dismissing it. Even the sources are sketchy on details.

www.wired.co.uk...

Another source.


The hole is legal because it has been dug on private property.

But extending the tunnel further than SpaceX's headquarters would require more discussion, paperwork, and LA City council approval.

edit on 7-2-2017 by JinMI because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Taxpayer subsidized tunnel.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:18 AM
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Stuck in traffic ? He's a billionaire and he doesn't own a helicopter ?



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:19 AM
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originally posted by: saudi
Stuck in traffic ? He's a billionaire and he doesn't own a helicopter ?


Perhaps it's not environmentally friendly............



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:19 AM
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the san andreas fault says - NO



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:19 AM
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Is this even legal?

With permits, why not?



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Why? You know LA has a subway system?



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:20 AM
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originally posted by: Phage



Is this even legal?

With permits, why not?



The way the first story is worded, it did not indicate either way. Upon finding another source, it states that none have been filed nor has any extensive digging outside of the Space-X compound.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:21 AM
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Good for him. Hope he does. It's a mess there. And while he's at it-how about Atlanta?



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:23 AM
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a reply to: JinMI



The way the first story is worded

Those Brits and their humor. Or is it humour?



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:57 AM
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a reply to: Phage

yes - i am aware of the LA transit system

and to clarify my objection - a single tunel would offer what ?

at best 1 lane of traffic in each direction ?

which would have exactly what impact on the overall traffic density in LA ???

tunnels are expensive - big tunnels cost exponentially more

and big tunnels in an earthquake zone - the cost goes off the scale

i dont see how a tunnel thats viable can be built under LA - with enough capacity to actually affect traffic flow



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:03 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

The entrepreneur has a strong track record of getting ideas off the ground.

Translation...
Musk has received 5 billion dollars in taxpayer funded subsidies.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:04 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

i dont see how a tunnel thats viable can be built under LA - with enough capacity to actually affect traffic flow
Yeah, well. They said that airplanes were toys.

Personally, I like Heinlein's notion.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: D8Tee

How much has he, and his companies, paid in taxes?

Do you think that encouraging private enterprise is a bad idea?

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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:06 AM
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Personally, I like Heinlein's notion.


Wat dat?



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:09 AM
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a reply to: D8Tee

Oh, geez. I guess, like our president, you don't read books.
www.goodreads.com...



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