Elon Musk hosts ‘info session’ in Southern California about his tunnel system to ‘alleviate soul-destroying traffic’

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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk will headline a town-hall style meeting in Brentwood on Thursday, May 17, where the public will have the opportunity to ask the visionary himself about his plans to build a futuristic, all-electric transit system underneath Los Angeles.

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

Will be presenting & taking questions about The Boring Company plans for Los Angeles at 7pm on Thursday

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 16, 2018

The “info session” will be livestreamed on The Boring Co.’s website. It has been billed as an opportunity to learn about Musk’s “vision to alleviate soul-destroying traffic through Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system!”

The event comes two weeks after two Brentwood residents groups filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Los Angeles’ decision to exempt a 2.7-mile “proof of concept” tunnel Musk plans to dig on the Westside from environmental reviews, significantly fast-tracking the project.

The lawsuit from the Brentwood Residents Association and the Sunset Coalition alleges city officials violated the California Environmental Quality Act, which “can’t be evaded by chopping large projects into smaller pieces that taken individually appear to have no significant environmental impacts.”

Leaders in Culver City have also taken issue with the tunnel, saying the exemption is not appropriate and that the project must also be consistent with Culver City’s General Plan since a portion of the tunnel enters city boundaries.

The Boring Co. has already cleared some regulatory hurdles for the tunnel along Sepulveda …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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