Boring Company Tunnel Negotiations with County Outside L.A. to Proceed
Tesla and SpaceX head Elon Musk definitely keeps his plate full with his other ongoing projects at Neuralink and the Boring Company.
Now, Musk’s Boring Company is set to move forward with negotiations on a brand new “loop” project, using Tesla vehicles. The project will now move forward after the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) in California voted this week to negotiate the details of the project, as reported by Mass Transit Mag (via Electrek).
San Bernardino is located about an hour’s drive west of Los Angeles.
“The SBCTA has given the green light for Ontario Loop negotiations to begin with The Boring Company, the Elon Musk established company dedicated to building tunnels faster and cheaper than traditional methods.”
The new project, which is set to take place near Los Angeles rather than in Las Vegas at the company’s only currently operating test site, was first discussed last year, and would link Rancho Cucamonga with the Ontario International Airport in greater L.A.
San Bernardino County will oversee the whole project, and the county was reportedly so impressed with Musk’s proposal, that they have completely abandoned studies about other transportation options to focus on the Boring Company’s Loop proposal.
“Along with the possibility of higher-speed rail service into the Rancho Cucamonga station, the Loop project provides vital transit connectivity between Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County,” said SBCTA President Frank J. Navarro, Mayor of Colton, in a statement.
While there is yet to be an established timeline, it’s only a matter of time before the Boring Company and the SBCTA release one, just as the company’s Las Vegas tunnel starts to come to fruition.