Billionaire Elon Musk, who has demonstrated his penchant for large-scale innovation as founder and CEO of SpaceX and co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, among other projects, has a plan to deal with the persistent problem of traffic in Los Angeles.
USA Today reports that Musk’s plan would involve building tunnels under the city.
Musk sent out a tweet Monday suggesting that the project is moving forward. “Exciting progress on the tunnel front,” he tweeted. “Plan to start digging in a month or so.”
USA Today notes that Musk is “one of the few people who is just rich, powerful and inventive enough to actually do something about the legendary traffic congestion in Los Angeles.” But the report adds that no one seems to know just where and how Musk’s plan might be implemented.
Asked by a Twitter user about the possible location for a tunnel, Musk reportedly wrote: “Starting across from my desk at SpaceX.” Then he added: “Crenshaw and the 105 Freeway, which is 5 mins from LAX.”
Crenshaw Boulevard runs north and south in Los Angeles, passing close to SpaceX’s headquarters in L.A.’s Hawthorne district.
The report notes that Musk first discussed plans in December to bore under L.A. At that time he tweeted: “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging.” He also quipped that “it shall be called ‘The Boring Company.'”
But joking aside, he added: “I am actually going to do this.”