It’s safe to say that there is nothing boring about The Boring Company. Founded in 2016 by Elon Musk, the company is focused on transportation infrastructure, specifically underground tunnels. Most recently, the company has been working on their HyperLoop transportation system, an underground transportation system that can get a person from New York City to D.C. in 29 minutes.
“Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.”
He added that there would be a dozen or so entry and exit points in each city. Although more steps need to be taken to get formal approval, Musk is optimistic that it will progress quickly.
The Boring Company was initially started as a joke born out of frustration, inspired by Musk’s long stint in traffic. In December 2016, he published this string of Tweets:
“Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging…”
“It shall be called ‘The Boring Company’”
“Boring, it’s what we do”
But, what started as a joke is now becoming a reality. In fact, last month they completed the first section of tunnel under Los Angeles. It’s a good thing Elon Musk hates traffic as much as the rest of us and, hopefully soon, we’ll be able to kiss it all goodbye.
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