Last night, Shepard Smith ran a segment on his CNBC show revealing Elon Musk's Boring Campany's new Las Vegas car tunnel, which was paid for by $50 million in taxpayer dollars. It is one of the most bizarre and embarrassing television segments in American transportation history, a perfect cap for one of the most bizarre and embarrassing transportation projects in American history.
"Who doesn't hate being stuck in traffic?" Smith asks at the beginning of the segment. "Come to the rescue, Elon Musk, who thinks he has a solution for cities across the country."
"The concept is simple," Smith continues. "Take traffic underground into giant tunnels that, in the future, could stretch for miles across Sin City."
You really have to watch the clip to appreciate how Smith tries his hardest to make the concept of car tunnels, which have existed for decades, sound innovative. I regret to inform Smith and any other curious parties there can be, and often still is, traffic in underground car tunnels.