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Elon Musk says the Chicago tunnel project could start construction in ‘three to four months'

5 days ago   |   By The Verge

Construction on the Boring Company's newly announced underground transit link between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport could start in just three to four months, Elon Musk said today. During a joint press conference with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Boring Company CEO said that the only thing that would slow the project are the pending “regulatory and environmental approvals.”
The plan, which leaked on Wednesday ahead of a planned announcement , involves the Boring Company digging two tunnels that will connect the currently unfinished transit station underneath the Block...
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Elon Musk's Boring Company Wins a Big Boring Contract in Chicago

Elon Musk's Boring Company Wins a Big Boring Contract in Chicago

5 days ago   |   By Wired

Pods in the tunnel will speed people to O'Hare Airport in less than 15 minutes.
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The Boring Company Will Build High-Speed Transit for Chicago Airport

The Boring Company Will Build High-Speed Transit for Chicago Airport

5 days ago   |   By ExtremeTech

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust has chosen The Boring Company to build the Chicago Express Loop service, which will carry passengers to and from O'Hare Airport. The company's vision for that involves autonomous electric pods that travel at 150 miles per hour.
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Elon Musk's high-speed Chicago tunnel proposal makes no sense

Elon Musk's high-speed Chicago tunnel proposal makes no sense

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Elon Musk's Boring Company has won a bid to build a high-speed link between downtown Chicago and the city's airport.
The proposal makes little sense.
One of its flaws is its low capacity - as described, it can hold much fewer passengers than a New York City subway line.
The Chicago Tribune reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel has selected a bid from Elon Musk's Boring Company to build a high-speed link between downtown Chicago and O'Hare Airport. Autonomous vehicles are supposed to make the trip in just 12 minutes, at over 100 miles per hour.
It sounds cool, but the proposal as described makes very...
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