Literally. The Boring Co., currently at work drilling in Southern California, aims to create what the public sector sometimes cannot: cheap mass transit.
Musk peeks inside a Hyperloop track door at SpaceX offices in Hawthorne, Calif.

UNDER THE WARM ASPHALT of West Los Angeles, beneath bumper-to-bumper traffic and swaying palm trees, Elon Musk is searching for answers. There, a boring machine named Godot may soon grind away at a 2.7-mile tunnel to run below Interstate 405, a key reason that L.A. retains its crown as the U.S. city with the worst traffic.

The tunnel currently awaits a permit, and Angelenos may be waiting a while before

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