Elon Musk tweets that The Boring Company’s first tunnel is set to open December 10

The Boring Company's boss, Elon Musk.

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The Boring Company’s boss, Elon Musk.
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  • Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, said on Twitter on Sunday that his Boring Company, which aims to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels, had almost completed its first tunnel.
  • The tunnel, started near SpaceX’s headquarters in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne, will open December 10, Musk said.
  • Musk previously said his tunneling company “started out as a joke” and acknowledged the project might fail.
  • The company has also touted plans to have its systems run high-speed travel between cities.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted on Sunday that his Boring Company, which aims to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels, had almost completed its first tunnel.

The tunnel will open on December 10, Musk said. The Boring Company has said the tunnel will cover about 2 miles beginning near SpaceX’s headquarters in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne.

Musk previously said his tunneling company “started out as a joke” and acknowledged the project might fail. Musk has been relatively tight-lipped about the company’s progress, and he has used several publicity stunts including selling $500 flamethrowers to fund testing and development of the project.

In May, Musk said using the future tunneling system, dubbed the Loop, would cost as little as $1 a fare. The company has also touted plans to have its systems run high-speed travel between cities.