There were concerns that the project of a high-speed transportation tunnel might interfere with the area's rail projects.
Known for aggressively taking on large-scale technical challenges with which he has had little previous experience, Musk ended his pitch on a humble note, telling the audience that realizing his vision "could only happen with public support".
With The Boring Company's new 2.7-mile tunnel in Los Angeles nearing completion soon, as the Inquisitr recently reported, talk has now turned to Elon Musk's recent tweet which appears to suggest that Musk may be seriously considering integrating The Boring Company with SpaceX for astonishingly fast transportation to any point around the globe in under 60 minutes.
Much of the focus of the presentation was to assure the public that the Boring Company's efforts would not be disruptive to the public or heavily stress the city's existing highway systems.
Musk's celebrity status preceded him, as some visitors pushed and shoved their way into the crowded hall before the event began.
Elon Musk, the Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Co.
The big problem is digging those tunnels to start with, and while part of the session included video of a speedy test run through the tunnel Musk has already dug on SpaceX property, the plan is to pick up the pace.
Musk's presentation got underway 25 minutes behind schedule as he arrived late, which he said was due to traffic. "It wouldn't be possible to have a subway tunnel in L.A., which a lot of people do not realize exists, but there is a subway in L.A.", Musk said.
The Los Angeles City Council's public works committee last month approved Boring's request to exempt the tunnel from a lengthy environmental impact review that would otherwise be required under state law. He teased that they would be delivered personally via a Boring Company van.
Boring says the tunnel would serve as an experimental proof-of-concept site to demonstrate ideas for a traffic-easing system Musk wants to build to rapidly whisk individual cars and small groups of pedestrians from place to place beneath the surface.
Meanwhile, Musk's firm is nearing completion on a tunnel under the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne, California, near his SpaceX headquarters, another one of the Tesla founder's business enterprises.