To build high-speed commuter system in Chicago

To build high-speed commuter system in Chicago

That should get passengers to the airport in about 12 minutes-still a significant improvement on current options, which often take about 40 minutes by train or auto.

"Were there doubters when Chicago said we're going to build the first skyscraper in America? Yes". Boring Co. said the Chicago project will cost $1 billion, though experts have said similar projects typically cost much more. The plan comes in response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's request previous year for proposals to build and operate a high-speed rail line that will whisk passengers from the airport to downtown in 20 minutes or less.

The proposed route would run from the airport to central Chicago's Block 37 - a large venture in the Loop community that is also the site of a stalled super-station that was meant to use express trains to connect to the airport. As such, Musk's Boring Company says that a journey from Block 37 in downtown Chicago to O'Hare will be three to four times faster than existing transport systems, at around 12 minutes for the roughly 15 mile (24 km) journey.

The company has stated that its electric pods would travel at 125-150 miles per hour. Unlike the Hyperloop, a vacuum-sealed tube being built out by companies such as Virgin Hyperloop One and theoretically capable of speeds up to 600 miles per hour, the Chicago project will be designed with conventional tunnels at much slower speeds. Musk also touted a possible high-speed tunnel project connecting Washington, D.C., and NY last summer.

It will link downtown Chicago with O'Hare International Airport. The new system will come at a cost, however: A single fare will reportedly cost around $20.

A success in Chicago would give Boring Co. considerable credibility as it tries to move ahead on other projects, including service within Los Angeles and a planned system between Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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"This transformative project will help Chicago write the next chapter in our legacy of innovation and invention".

There's no final word on cost or timing.

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Musk appeared in Chicago on Thursday afternoon for the formal announcement.

The project also would face significant safety and environmental hurdles, especially given the untested nature of Musk's technology. The agreement itself will not be presented to the City Council for approval until after negotiations on the design of the project have been completed. That price tag would be significantly lower than recent subways built in the United States, which have cost from $600 million to over $2 billion per mile.

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