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The Boring Company

August 4, 2019, 9am PDT
In the rush to get the LVCC Loop ready for a major conference in 2021, concern grows about the potential of the project to damage the existing Las Vegas monorail system.
TechCrunch
June 27, 2019, 11am PDT
The "fear of missing out," also known as FOMO, is no way to make transportation decisions, according to this article.
CityLab
June 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Advocates are relieved Elon Musk's proposal to build a new subterranean connection to O'Hare is dead, but still disappointed at the wasted brainpower and public funding devoted to the idea.
Chicago Sun-Times
May 28, 2019, 10am PDT
Transit agencies and advocates are developing a genre of criticism that could be described as calling Elon Musk on his BS. Musk still has plenty of support on social media.
SFGate
May 20, 2019, 8am PDT
Las Vegas is the first city to pay for the services of Elon Musk's Boring Company.
The Guardian
December 21, 2018, 6am PST
Looking for a way to forget about the Boring Company for a little while? You've come to the wrong place.
Cult MTL
December 20, 2018, 6am PST
Embrace the crowds.
Medium
December 19, 2018, 10am PST
Take a tour of Elon Musk's idea for fixing Los Angeles congestion.
Los Angeles Times
December 18, 2018, 9am PST
The public will get its first look at the tunnel technology Elon Musk and the Boring Co. have dreamed up in response to hopes for a congestion miracle.
Los Angeles Times
November 28, 2018, 9am PST
A lawsuit by a pair of Westside L.A. neighborhood groups has killed the Boring Company's plans to drill a tunnel below Sepulveda Boulevard.
Los Angeles Times
September 4, 2018, 7am PDT
A closer look at a plan for Los Angeles linking Dodger Stadium to the subway points to the proposal’s many flaws.
Urbanize LA
July 23, 2018, 6am PDT
The 16-mile route itself from downtown Chicago is still being negotiated. Passengers will be transported in what Elon Musk's Boring Company calls an "electric skate" at speeds up to 150 mph for the 12-minute trip.
Engineering News-Record
June 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Loop, as in a derivation of Hyperloop, conceived by Elon Musk and to be built by his newest venture, The Boring Company, is the technology of choice for high-speed transit to O'Hare Airport.
Chicago Tribune
May 31, 2018, 8am PDT
The "Loop" is the latest manifestation of Elon Musk's transportation fantasies, offering "personal rapid transit" to and from anywhere in Los Angeles without any congestion or cost.
Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2018, 8am PDT
Take a first look at the fruits of the Boring Company's labor. According to Elon Musk, the tunnel will be open to the public for free rides later this year.
Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
A Los Angeles city councilmember even wants to throw in a CEQA exemption for good measure.
Urbanize LA
March 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The announcement of the finalists to build the O'Hare Express has critics even more concerned about the project's viability.
Streetsblog Chicago
Blog post
January 2, 2018, 12pm PST

It's understandable if you were too busy reveling in the holidays to catch the details of a controversy between Elon Musk and Jarrett Walker. The disagreement took on a life of its own on social media.

James Brasuell
August 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
Elon Musk will get a first chance to prove predictions that the Boring Company can improve tunneling technology after the city of Hawthorne in Los Angeles County approved his plan to build a two-mile tunnel.
Daily Breeze
Blog post
July 26, 2017, 5am PDT
Elon Musk's vision for transportation networks made of tunnels and powered by magnets may or may not come to pass. But planners can still take a cue from his vision for infrastructure development.
Josh Stephens