>> Elon Musk led a public pep rally in Los Angeles on Thursday night. He's trying to reassure his neighbors about a high tech experiment to beat the city's notorious traffic. But it's not Tesla, instead he wants to dig huge tunnels under LA's surface to test designs for a high speed transportation network.
>> This is the only way that we can think of to address chronic traffic issues in major cities.>> But Musk plans for the Boring company, as in boring tunnels, have met resistance from two neighborhood groups. Reporter Dana Feldman was in the crowd.>> He spoke for about an hour, where he explained all of his plans to a standing ovation at the end.
When he said that he needed the support of the community, people were yelling things like, you're hired, and they were screaming and hooting. It was as if we were at a concert and he was a rock star.>> Musk put forward a view of future cities that are only going to get more congested on the surface.
HIs solution for that is to go straight down.>> You really need a personal footprint to enter the tunnel network. It's not much bigger than a parking space and then you can interweave these entrances and exits throughout the city.>> Traffic's already a huge issue in big global cities like LA.
Even getting to Thursday's event was a challenge.>> I live 13 miles away from here. It took me 90 minutes to get here, on that treacherous 405 freeway in the middle of rush hour. According to Elon Musk, his vision of the future includes getting from downtown Los Angeles to a specific terminal at LAX In eight minutes, at 150 miles per hour, for $1.
>> Musk says the tunnel system would rapidly move individual cars and small groups of people from place to place. LA City Council has already given a thumbs up last month. It's letting the project skip a long environmental review under California law that would have tied in up in red tape.