Elon Musk's Boring Company will personally deliver flamethrowers in two weeks

Elon Musk's Boring Company will personally deliver flamethrowers in two weeks

Elon Musk touted a partnership between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) and The Boring Company, his tunnel-digging venture.

On Tuesday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk retweeted an LA Metro tweet that said it's moving forward with its plan to create a network of tunnels under Los Angeles that will house a new electric transportation system called 'Loop'.

Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla founder who began a tunnel-digging venture called The Boring Co. past year in Hawthorne, said on Twitter that he will present plans and take questions during the 7 p.m. meeting at Leo Baeck Temple.

A crowd of about 700 people, followers of Musk, a few seen wearing Tesla Company hats, cheering along to numerous comments made by Musk and the answers given by Musk for various questions asked after his presentation was quite challenging.

The idea is to pack at least 100 passengers per flight on a super powerful rocket that Musk has dubbed the BFR - which is about two-and-a-half times the size of the Falcon Heavy rocket that put a Tesla into space in February (accidentally overshooting the orbit of Mars). Musk said, "If you can build a tunnel in L.A., you can build a tunnel anywhere", concerning the numerous challenges the test tunnel would need to overcome in the city, including the regulations, oil fields, methane gas, and seismic conditions.

"We're aiming to go over 300 miles an hour". "It's the only way we can think of to address the chronic traffic issues in major cities", Musk said at the event addressing a crowd of roughly 750 people. These tunnels were not yet part of his cross-country "Hyperloop" system, which would ferry people in tubes travelling at airline speeds at a much lower cost. The Boring Company has already built a shorter tunnel in nearby Hawthorne, where SpaceX's headquarters is located.

To rally support, Musk has promised free rides for the public.

He showed what the tunnels would look like in a test run done in the company's hyperloop chamber.

Hand-delivered flamethrowers: One of the fun fundraisers that Musk set up for the Boring Company sold 20,000 flamethrowers (or "not-a-flamethrowers" for regulatory purposes) at a cost of $500 each.

The government of neighboring Culver City has also expressed concern about how Los Angeles' government handled the project.

Musk also noted that he hoped the Loop would supplement existing transport systems and connect public transport lines.

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