Musk Says ‘Chicago Express’ Tunnel Project Could Start Work in Months

Light coming out of tunnel

Musk says he would deliver the link in about three years, citing proprietary technology, smaller-diameter tunnels and better tunnel-boring machines.

August 14, 2018
Jeff Yoders – Engineering News-Record

Technology guru Elon Musk beat three other construction proposals on June 14 to win the exclusive right to negotiate a design-build-operate-maintain contract with the City of Chicago to provide a high-speed underground passenger transport system between the downtown Loop area and O’Hare Airport. He proposes a one-way trip of about 12 minutes at 150 mph compared with the current 40-minute average by rail or car.

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