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The Boring Company Approved To Build 150MPH Chicago Loop

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

The Boring Company Approved To Build 150MPH Chicago Loop

Chicago's infrastructure project management group, Chicago Infrastructure Trust , has now chosen Elon Musk's The Boring Company to complete the buildout of the city's Chicago Express Loop transportation solution. The loop will be responsible for taking riders between O'Hare Airport's first and third terminal and Block 37 of Chicago's downtown area at 108 North State Street. No information is available for when, exactly, the project is expected to be finished but transport will be provided via what the company is referring to as “Electric skates.” As the name of the company and its founder undoubtedly imply, those will operate through a subterranean tunnel and autonomously. However, they won't be weaving all over tunnel lanes, either. Instead, they will arrive and depart approximately every thirty seconds, 20 hours per day, tethered to and driving along concrete tracks at speeds between 125 and 150 mph. Modeled on the Tesla Model X, each skate will hold between 8 and 16 passengers and a trip should take...

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