• Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed airport link in Chicago

    6 days ago - By Reuters

    CHICAGO - Chicago has selected Elon Musk's Boring Co to build a $1 billion underground transit system that will whisk people from Chicago's downtown Loop district to O'Hare International Airport at 150 miles per hour , the billionaire entrepreneur and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Thursday.
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  • Elon Musk wins improbably cheap bid to dig a tunnel through Chicago

    Elon Musk wins improbably cheap bid to dig a tunnel through Chicago

    6 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Elon Musk's Boring Company, an organization that I'm still partially sure is a front for Musk's doomsday bunker , has won a bid to create an underground express transit system from Chicago's O'Hare airport to the city downtown area. An official announcement from the city is expected this afternoon, confirming that Musk's company beat out four other developers to win the project.
    "We're really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago!" tweeted out The Boring Company, confirming a Chicago Tribune report .
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  • The Boring Company's Chicago project seems awfully cheap for something so big

    The Boring Company's Chicago project seems awfully cheap for something so big

    6 days ago - By The Verge

    The Boring Company scored a surprise victory in Chicago today with the announcement that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had selected Elon Musk‘s tunneling venture to design, build, and operate a rapid transit link between O'Hare International Airport and the city's central business district. Even more surprising: Emanuel is adamant that the project will require no taxpayer money. The Boring Company has promised to pay for it.
    The project will cost less than $1 billion, sources told the Chicago Tribune. But the civil engineers, infrastructure executives, and mass transit experts we spoke to are...
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  • The Boring Company Approved To Build 150MPH Chicago Loop

    The Boring Company Approved To Build 150MPH Chicago Loop

    6 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Chicago's infrastructure project management group, Chicago Infrastructure Trust , has now chosen Elon Musk's The Boring Company to complete the buildout of the city's Chicago Express Loop transportation solution. The loop will be responsible for taking riders between O'Hare Airport's first and third terminal and Block 37 of Chicago's downtown area at 108 North State Street. No information is available for when, exactly, the project is expected to be finished but transport will be provided via what the company is referring to as “Electric skates.” As the name of the company and its founder...
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  • Boring Co.'s Chicago Deal Shows We Haven't Yet Hit Peak Musk

    6 days ago - By Forbes

    Electric pod vehicles built by Tesla are to whisk passengers between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport in minutes for about $25 a ride. Construction costs for project are to be borne by the Boring Co., and the line could be operation in about three years.
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  • First SpaceX Hyperloop Transit Pod Contender Unveiled

    6 days ago - By Scientific American

    Competitors are racing to answer Elon Musk's call to create a capsule that can carry commuters at the speed of sound. M.I.T. unveiled its entry on Friday
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  • Elon Musk's Boring Company gets Chicago airport loop contract

    Elon Musk's Boring Company gets Chicago airport loop contract

    6 days ago - By SlashGear

    Elon Musk's Boring Company just netted itself a pretty big contract. The city of Chicago, more specifically the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, has selected The Boring Company to create an underground link that provides express service between O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago. Obviously, the goal is to provide quick travel for people going to and from the airport, but the...
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  • Elon Musk's Boring Company will build high-speed transit tunnels in Chicago

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

    6 days ago - By The Next Web

    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...
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