Elon Musk’s Boring Company will build high-speed transit tunnels in Chicago

June 14, 2018 Tristan Greene


Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the city would accept a proposal from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build a high-speed underground public transportation system. The deal: Chicago’s elevated train system, “the L” to locals, has operated for more than 125 years, but traffic in the windy city is anything but breezy. Last year, mayor Emanuel begged innovators and technologists to submit proposals to help update the city’s public transportation system. Elon to the rescue: The city’s deputy mayor, Bob Rivkin, actually name-checked Musk last year when the city issued the request, saying “The RFQ is agnostic about whether this…

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