Elon Musk Wants To Build Airport Link In Chicago

Elon Musk has somehow found the time to make a bid to build an airport link between Chicago O’Hare Airport and downtown with The Boring Company.

Late last week, the city of Chicago called for interested parties to submit plans for a high-speed train service from the airport and while The Boring Company has no interest in trains, Musk has thrown his hat into the mix anyway.

Taking to Twitter, the entrepreneur said The Boring Company will compete to fund, build, and operate a high-speed Loop from Chicago O’Hare. This ‘Loop’ wouldn’t be a version of Musk’s Hyperloop and instead a development of its rail-car network of tunnels previewed earlier this year.

The Chicago Sun Times reports that Musk’s solution to Chicago’s problems would be an underground public transportation system where 8-12 passengers travel between destinations on autonomous electric skates at speeds of up to 150 mph.

Earlier in the year, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Musk was very interested in creating a solution for the city.

“The opportunity for Chicago is endless and boundless It would be a tremendous investment, job creator and economic engine for the city that would pay dividends for decades ahead,” Emanuel said.

“They are very interested. And we’re gonna have `em now out to the city to explore further what we are doing and planning to see whether the tunnel approach is an alternative to the ones we’ve been discussing.”

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  • Howstar

    Breaking News: Elon Musk said something…

  • Moveon Libtards

    He wants to talk about everything but his failing Tesla company. Coincidence?

    Chicago is a cesspool of urban violence and poverty. But, hey, lets just build another tunnel on the taxpayer dime.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Bradley the Tesla fanboy cult member.

    He reminds me of the people who said Hitlery had a 96% chance of winning. Yup, sure…

  • EyalN

    Rahm Emanuel should do something about that people are getting killed every minute in chicago and then giving billions to Musk. i get it why Musk is doing it, Obama is running Chicago and he gave him billions as a president

    • Six Thousand Times

      Sadly ill-informed. Your views are those of an outsider whose only vies of America are given to him by Breitbart, Infowars, and the Daily Caller.

    • MarketAndChurch

      Musk is doing it because government contracts and fleet customers is the only sustainable way to fund his business at this point, especially going forward.

  • I Hope Musk Gets The Contract

    At least Musk wants and does build things versus Dotard Trump who only wants to destroy things.

    • BGM

      WOW

  • jsz00

    What does this have to do with automobiles?

    • ChrisInIL

      Watch the video.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Gotta keep moving…don’t stop…everything’s gonna be ok…just keep moving.

  • BGM

    You gotta give it to this guy, he’s good for a laugh.
    AT him, not WITH him, of course.

  • kachuks

    Musk interested in public funds? You don’t say?

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “Elon Musk has somehow found the time to make a bid to build an airport link between Chicago O’Hare Airport and downtown with The Boring Company.”

    How does he do it! He can’t possibly have other people working at any of his companies, right? He’s doing all this on his own? Amazing! Just amazing!

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