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

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 37 stop of the Chicago Loop system to O’Hare. Passengers will travel in high-speed pods made by Tesla in groups of up to 16 at a time (plus luggage),…

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Author: Sean O’Kane

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