Often, legislation can either be an express lane or a roadblock (pun intended) for technological innovation that improves transportation. Getting government to support this type of development, such as Elon Musk’s famous Boring Company, is definitely a step in the right direction.
In a recent tweet, Boring founder and CEO Elon Musk linked an interview from ABC this past Sunday that featured Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. In the snippet, Garcetti was talking about potential solutions to improve the abysmal traffic to the city’s airport. In particular, he mentioned Musk’s tunnel solution. “Like many other cities have, I’d love to see maybe even with the new tunneling technology that people like Elon Musk is looking at, whether we could have a quick and direct route from LAX to Union Station,” Garcetti said.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2017
While Musk noted Garcetti’s comment to be promising, the serial entrepreneur made an additional comment, saying that government permits are often harder to come by than developing technology. In order for a potentially disruptive technology like the Boring Company’s earthquake-proof tunnel system — which could potentially improve L.A. traffic — to become a reality, there must be more effective and efficient policy making.