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Elon Musk says The Boring Company will focus on transporting pedestrians ahead of cars

• theverge.com By Jacob Kastrenakes

Elon Musk says he's reworking The Boring Company's mission to prioritize pedestrians and cyclists over cars, suggesting the company's planned high-speed tunnels will serve as a form of mass transit.

Details are scant, and it's not clear how much this was worked out in advance vs. how much Musk is just riffing on Twitter right now, but he says the plan is to have all of the company's underground transports carry cars, their original focus, only after "all personalized mass transit needs are met." Rather than mass transit stations, however, Musk says there will be thousands of small and discreet stations across a city.

Musk posted a video to Twitter indicating how the new concept will work: it's a lot like the old plan, except instead of riding your own car down into the Boring Company's tunnels, you'd instead get in what's essentially a train car carrying multiple other people.

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