Friday, June 15, 2018

Elon Musk's Chicago 'Express Loop'

The Boring Company to build Chicago O’Hare airport link - Metro Report

"The Boring Company has been selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a service of autonomous electric vehicles running in tunnels connecting central Chicago with O’Hare International Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on June 14.

The Craziest Thing About Elon Musk's 'Express Loop' Is the Price- CityLab

"The Boring Company, the tunneling venture Tesla CEO Elon Musk started in 2016 out of his personal frustration with surface-level gridlock, has made a significant step towards evolving beyond billionaire-passion project: The company has been selected to build and operate an 18-mile, 12-minute rapid transit connection between Chicago’s downtown Loop and O’Hare International Airport, according to news reports.

If the Boring Company’s cost projection of $1 billion is anywhere near accurate, that pencils out to $55.5 million per mile—far and away, the cheapest construction cost for any subterranean transit line in the U.S."

Elon Musk, Rahm Emanuel address skeptics of high-speed Chicago train - YouTube

Tesla will build the ‘pods’ for the Boring Company’s Loop, says Elon Musk | Electrek

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