Elon Musk to build high-speed rail between O’Hare and downtown Chicago.
Posted: 14 Jun 2018 16:21
Musk’s plan proposes a 16-passenger autonomous vehicle that can whip passengers at speeds up to 100 MPH through tunnels between the airport and downtown. The final route of the new transit system is still being finalized, but Musk estimates that these vehicles could transport passengers downtown in only 12 minutes — a dramatic decrease from the usual 30- to 40-minute taxi ride — and for just $20-$25.
Officials from the city and Boring have stated that it’s too soon to estimate a timeframe or final cost for this project, but have stated that Boring will be fronting the bill.
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I don't really keep up with development outside of Texas, so this comes as a pretty big surprise for me. Good for Chicago though, this sounds like a very cool project, and I'm looking forward to watching it progress.