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Jim K    10,798

Already sold 10k of them .... soooo $5M

 

 

....wonder how many fire extinguishers they've sold?  :) 

 

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Jim K    10,798
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets green light to start digging in Washington, DC

 

Elon Musk’s tunnel-boring project has received more vague government approval for its equally vague plans to build an underground hyperloop between New York and Washington, DC. Last week, Washington, DC’s Department of Transportation issued a preliminary permit to Musk’s Boring Company to start digging at an abandoned lot in the northeast section of the city, according to The Washington Post.

 

Exactly how much digging — how deep and how long — is still unclear. A spokesperson for the Boring Company did not immediately respond to a request for comment, although they did tell the Post that the lot on New York Avenue could be a stop along a theoretical East Coast hyperloop.

 

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Last summer, Musk tweeted that he’d received “verbal [government] approval” to build a hyperloop connecting New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Later it was revealed that Musk had pitched the idea to White House adviser (and presidential son-in-law) Jared Kushner, who offered a tacit endorsement. The Boring Company has also received support from Maryland governor Larry Hogan, whose administration rolled out a welcome mat and provided a utility permit. Ground has yet to be broken on any of these projects.

 

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Full article at The Verge

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Unobscured Vision    2,485

:yes: The geology of D.C. will be an excellent "case scenario" for about 85% of the major U.S. Cities. Nearby waterways and water intrusion into the local geology that the Boring people will have to account for and contend with ... gonna be challenging and they've got a lot of really smart people with previous experience but nobody's tried it like this before.

 

I'm rooting for them. I think it'll work out fine in the end.

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DocM    14,826

There's a pod run video at the Instagram page

 

 

 

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+Zagadka    3,537

I hope to be wrong, but I have almost no faith that any of this will work, and I am a bit upset at the distraction this circus is from getting high speed rail between West coast cities. (I speak from both negative experience with LA Metro lines and the very positive experience with BART).

 

(And yes, I'd rather be in a subway tunnel in an earthquake. The one time that it bothered me happened to leave us stuck under the San Francisco Bay for half an hour)

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DocM    14,826

The Boring Company just closed a $112,520,000 funding round. 90% from Musk, 10% from early SpaceXers.

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DocM    14,826

https://la.curbed.com/2018/4/17/17247886/elon-musk-tunnels-loop-ceqa-environmental

 


LA committee endorses fast-tracking Elon Musk's tunneling plans

A City Council committee is recommending that Los Angeles expedite Elon Musks plans to drill tunnels under Sepulveda Boulevard.

The public works and gang reduction committee on Wednesday approved a motion from Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, who represents the Westside, to exempt Musks plans from environmental analysis. The motion now heads to the full City Council for approval.

Musks Hawthorne-based the Boring Company wants to drill a 2.7-mile proof of concept tunnel beneath Sepulveda Boulevard on the Westside, roughly from Pico Boulevard to Washington Boulevard.

The tunnel would be used as a testing ground for Musks "Loop" system, a series of underground tubes for cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Musk claims that pods would speed through the tunnels at speeds of up to 150 mph, easing traffic in Los Angeles.
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Unobscured Vision    2,485

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Jim K    10,798

 

 

 

 

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DocM    14,826
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They're also going to build what sounds like an autonomous factory for liner segments.

 

This s***'s getting real...

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DocM    14,826

LA Loop system public info session

 

May 17, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  (PDT) 

10:00 - 11:00 pm (EDT)

2:00 - 3:00 am (UTC, May 18, 2018)

 

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The Boring Company Information Session

 

May 17, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  


Leo Baeck Temple 
1300 North Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049

 

Leo Baeck Temple invites you to an information session featuring The Boring Company on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Please join us to learn more about The Boring Company’s vision to alleviate soul-destroying traffic through Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system!

 

Community members will have the opportunity to dig into The Boring Company, the Hawthorne-based tunneling company founded by Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla. During the information session representatives will provide an overview of the company, Loop, Hyperloop, and their potential Los Angeles project.

 

We look forward to seeing you there, please RSVP using the link below.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-boring-company-information-session-tickets-45831660731

 

http://www.leobaecktemple.org/events/the-boring-company-information-session/

 

 

 

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DocM    14,826
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/elon-musk-s-boring-co-wins-chicago-airport-high-speed-train-bid

 

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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Wins Chicago Airport High-Speed Train Bid

 

Elon Musk's Boring Co. is the winner in a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to O'Hare International Airport, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The result gives the young company a big boost in legitimacy as it tries to get transportation projects underway in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

The company beat out a consortium that included Mott MacDonald, the civil engineering firm that designed a terminal at London's Heathrow Airport, and JLC Infrastructure, an infrastructure fund backed by former basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, said the people, who declined to be identified because they weren't authorized to speak publicly. The city is expected to announce the news as soon as Thursday, one person said.
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DocM    14,826

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,485

Here come the first of the royalties for the IP ... :punk::yes:

Virgin Hyperloop One demonstrates full-scale test for Saudi leaders

Article link | Motor authority website

 

Aww yeah. 

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PGHammer    655
On 12/16/2017 at 6:10 PM, DocM said:

I guess this explains the second TBM they just bought.

 

https://www.inverse.com/article/39460-elon-musk-hyperloop-boring-company

 

 

 

Or even the games of the Beltway Series (Orioles-Nationals) - which has shown to be a bigger draw - even in Camden Yards - than Orioles-Yankees.  It is now the proximity of the DC end to Nationals Park that bears watching.

 

Camden Yards is, in fact, served by MARC (both light and heavy rail), MTA bus (several lines).  Nationals Park has WMATA (Navy Yard/Nationals Park - a dedicated station; it predates the stadium, in fact) and Metro bus service, but no other transit service.

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DocM    14,826

They'll have 3 TBM's; mods to the existing Gardot, an intermediate  version then a final "high speed" The Boring Co. TBM.

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DocM    14,826
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The Loop test tunnel will be opening for public demo rides in a few weeks.

 

 

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Beittil    495

This is a SpaceX thing... 

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+John.    1,377
8 hours ago, Beittil said:

This is a SpaceX thing... 

eh? This is a TBC thread

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DocM    14,826

Joined at the hip via Hyperloop. 

 

Snippet: they're saying the Dugout Loop to Dodger Stadium should be completed in 2020. 

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DocM    14,826

The plan has been to evolve TBM's in 3 phases,

 

Godot:  conventional TBM used for R&D. 

 

Line-Storm:  highly-modded, 2–3x faster than previous TBM's.

 

Proof-Rock: Boring Company designed, up to 10x faster than conventional TBM's. Under development as of May 2018.

 

Today they tweeted this,

 

 

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