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UPDATED: The Boring Company chosen to build O’Hare high-speed rail loop

UPDATED: The Boring Company chosen to build O’Hare high-speed rail loop

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/06/14/the-boring-company-chicago-ohare-loop/

Elon Musk’s

Boring Company has been selected to build a high-speed rail connection to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

CNBC is reporting

that the company beat several competing offers, including an engineering firm that previously built a terminal at

London’s

Heathrow.

Proposals were invited last year to design, build and operate an express rail connection to O’Hare, with the idea to cut travel time from downtown Chicago to 20 minutes;

The Verge

says that Musk’s solution could see passengers complete the journey in

just 12 minutes

. Both The Boring Company and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office said that it’s too early to estimate a timeline or to outline the project’s complete cost, but the

Chicago Tribune is reporting

the project would cost less than $1 billion to complete. A final deal is also yet to be signed.

Earlier, Musk had described a “high-speed loop” connection between Chicago and O’Hare. According to Musk, the loop would differ from a

Hyperloop

by not having a vacuum inside the tube, as short routes would not require canceling out air friction.

The loop vehicles would carry 16 passengers each, departing as frequently as every 30 seconds.

The Verge

is also reporting that fares would undercut current taxi cab and ride-hailing pricing.

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June 15, 2018 at 02:33AM
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