If there is anything one should know about Elon Musk’s Boring Co., it’s that there is nothing boring about it all.
Just last week, the Boring Co. handed out the first of its “Not a Flamethrowers” to those who ponied up $500 for the flame-throwing device. And Musk has been pretty public about the Boring Co.’s efforts to dig transportation tunnels underneath parts of the Los Angeles area that are meant to help alleviate that region’s traffic snarl.
Now, it looks like the Boring Co. could be on the way toward breaking ground in another location: Chicago.
We’re really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago! https://t.co/cL1e0YfZSw
— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) June 14, 2018
According to the Chicago Tribune, the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has chosen the Boring Co. to build a high-speed underground train line that will run between O’Hara International Airport and downtown Chicago. The line is planned to have 16 autonomously driven passenger cars that will run at speeds of more than 100 miles an hour.
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The proposal offers up the prospect of transporting passengers between the area of downtown Chicago called the Loop and O’Hare in 12 minutes for $20 to $25 a ride.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Business