Friday, 21 September, 2018

Musk's Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

Boring Thumb 3 The Boring Company
Rhonda Young | 14 June, 2018, 23:10

Chicago has selected Elon Musk's Boring company to build its high-speed underground commuter system, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Elon Musk's Boring Company is "a few months" from offering free rides beneath L.A.

The SpaceX, Tesla and Boring Company CEO is set to talk tunnels Thursday in Los Angeles.

The $250 million station beneath Block 37 was first envisioned as the hub of an express train system linking downtown to both O'Hare and Midway airports, but was abandoned in 2011 while only half-finished, after running well over budget.

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In May, Musk said a tunnel built under a Los Angeles suburbto test a transportation system was nearly complete and that the public would be offered free rides in a few months.

A view of The Boring Company Tunnel in Los Angeles. Last year, Musk won permission from Maryland officials to dig a 10.1-mile tunnel "beneath the state-owned portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, according to the Baltimore Sun".

Prices for the express service have not been set, but The Boring Company's proposal said that they'll be more expensive than the Blue Line, but cheaper than a vehicle service.

Musk and Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, are expected to announce the proposal on Thursday. "He's proven something", he told The Chicago Tribune. Given his track record, we are taking his reputation, and saying, 'This is a guy in two other transportation modes who has not failed. "That's what we're doing".

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The Boring Company is already working on a Loop transportation system in Los Angeles. (This means there will be a Loop to The Loop-very cute, Chicago.) Unlike the Hyperloop idea, the tunnels will not be depressurized.

The skates will leave every 30 seconds and the system will operate 20 hours a day, seven days a week, the company said.

The Boring Company appears to be using the Model X for experiments. This tunnel is now limited to Hawthorne. Video renderings of the system show autonomous vehicles that can pick up passengers at street level and then move them along concrete tubes to their destination.

Some are skeptical such a project will be built.

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According to published reports, The Boring Co. has estimated the project would cost less than $1 billion. The city of Chicago's press release confirmed that The Boring Company has proposed vehicles that will travel faster than 100 miles per hour. Several above-ground stations in the city will also needed, although the city will provide rights for underground construction. Musk's company also would keep all revenue from ticket sales and advertising.

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