Some cities think Elon Musk’s tunnel could be the solution to their transportation issues but experts are skeptical

SourceBusiness Insider
SectorTransport
CountryMiddle east

As Elon Musk’s Boring Co. tunnel in Las Vegas opens, industry experts are skeptical the company would be able to complete similar projects in other cities, reported. The Las Vegas , but people who said it was inefficient, with cars getting backed up behind each other in the 1.7 miles of tunnels, delaying trips that were supposed to only take a few minutes.

Musk’s tunnels use Teslas to transport four people in each car. The Boring Co. said their tunnels could cut building costs and ease traffic, as well as being constructed faster than conventional tunnels. According to the website, it can cost as much as $1 billion for every mile of conventional tunnel. However, more costly conventional tunnels use trains that can carry hundreds of passengers. Jian Zhao, a professor of civil engineering and a tunnel boring expert at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, told the outlet he didn’t see how Musk’s company would be “able to do things...read more...