The idea of Elona Muska, who "hacked" when she got stuck with a car in a traffic jumper in Los Angeles, was supposed to ease city traffic. A rather conceived idea involves the travel of passengers and personal cars at high speeds in tunnels under the urban streets.
Good and bad news
Special vehicles should also be transported at a speed of 200 km / h. And, as usual, the American billionaire did not have an idea to understand.
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Since then, he introduced several of his ideas, which were often not easy to distinguish serious intent, joke, or pure madness.
Even in October, Elon Musk told Twitteri that the first test tunnel in Los Angeles will be open until December 10th. The tunnel between Hawthorne suburban settlement and Los Angeles airport began with Boring last October in October.
It is not entirely clear what the opening of founders The Boring Company and Tesla and SpaceX is – whether the test tunnel itself will be carried out or the company will initiate transport. But this is interesting first goat.
At the same time bad news came up. Boring buys or plans to build several tunnels in Los Angeles, but with a tunnel project under the I-405 highway in the western part of the city, he met activists. They criticize the company for violating the California law because it does not have all the necessary building permits.
Boring stopped the construction of this tunnel tunnel and put it for an indefinite time. The reason is the lawsuit of Westside residents under the tunnel.
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Even in Slovakia, we know the cases where, for example, for protected areas of the bird, it is necessary to change the highway route. And an environmental impact assessment came as Damklov's sword at The Boring Company.
A little building does not hurt?
Musk found the tunnel construction under the I-405 highway in Los Angeles and other projects that understood the town hall and promptly started construction. He also helped him obtain an exemption from the environmental approval process. This, however, broke out by civilian activists from Westside in May with a lawsuit claiming Boring violated California law.
The court gave them the truth, and Musk paid essentially his hobby in sensational presentations.
Half a year ago, the head of Boring Company promoted a public show project to get support. At the same time, this tunnel is represented as a small part of extensive underground transport under L.A.
Activists then attacked the court for attempting to avoid environmental impact assessment by encrypting the project into small parts that would hide it as an exception to this obligation.
California laws prohibit the approval of certain parts of larger buildings without considering their overall impact on the environment. Estimation can not be avoided by the fact that larger projects will be subdivided into less, which will not have a significant impact on the environment.
Irony is trying to circumvent the ecological regulations only by Elon Musk, who as Tesla's executive director leads Tesla. This company is not just a manufacturer of electric cars and batteries, but also a supplier of solar panels and solar roofs. Presenting it as an environmentally friendly company.
The show goes on
Although the applicants did not have valid judicial decisions, the dispute was terminated by the parties' agreement. Boring promised to finish the project and pledged to continue it.
Some media say it is a "hard hit" for Boring Company, but Musk said that the company does not need this test tunnel. At the same time, he plans to build another tunnel in Los Angeles. It is a 5.8 km tunnel linking the subway and Dodger Stadium, which is called Dugout Loop.
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In addition, Boring also earned $ 1 billion from Chicago to build and maintain a fast transit link between O \\\ 'Hare International Airport and Block 37 business district in the city center. The new way of transporting the dual tunnel tunnels should shorten the trip to the third – instead of the usual 40 minutes to 12 minutes.
I hope that suspicion in Los Angeles will be a lesson for Boring to make more cautious progress in other ongoing projects.