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    The billionaire entrepreneur announced his project about half year ago after being dissatisfied with the traffic situation on the way from home to his office in Hawthorne, near LA International Airport.

    CEO of The Boring Company Elon Musk has announced on his Instagram account that the first underground tunnel in Los Angeles is almost ready and only requires some bureaucratic issues to be settled. Musk says that the tunnel will be free for use until the tunnel network is complete. The future price for a ride will be a little lower than a bus ticket.

    He also pointed out in his post that the underground transport system, originally designed for cars, will actually prioritize pedestrians and cyclists.

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    Elon Musk first announced his plans to build a 3.2 km (2 mile) underground tunnel in November 2017. The reason was because of the intense traffic situation on the road between his home and office, located near LA International Airport. The system was originally intended to transport cars at high speeds through a system of underground tunnels, but the concept was later changed.


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