Elon Musk's tunnel plans put buses in the fast lane

CNET | 3/9/2018 | Eric Mack
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A rendering of the Boring Company's underground high-speed electric bus concept.

Elon Musk is now interested in making the public bus of the future.

Hyperloop - CEO - Boring - Company - Networks

First he gave us hyperloop. Then the serial CEO and iconoclast created the Boring Company to dig networks of urban tunnels that bypass traffic using high-speed electric "skates" shooting cars around the underground. Now he says both new forms of transportation will prioritize mass transit, specifically pedestrians and cyclists, over cars.

Previously the Boring Company showed off renderings of a system that lowers individual cars from the street level down into an underground high-speed network, but now Musk, who's also CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, says the carless will get first priority.


"Will still transport cars, but only after all personalized mass transit needs are met," Musk tweeted. "It's a matter of courtesy & fairness. If someone can't afford a car, they should go first."

December - Musk - War - Words - Twitter

In December, Musk got into a war of words on Twitter with public transit policy expert Jarrett Walker. Walker accused Musk of harboring a "hatred of sharing space with strangers" and Musk responded, calling Walker a "sanctimonious idiot."

Musk now wants to reiterate that...
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