We’re really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago! https://t.co/cL1e0YfZSw
— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) June 14, 2018
It is unclear exactly what the Boring Co. high-speed airport link would involve, but last year Musk tweeted about his ideas for Chicago. “Electric pods for sure,” he wrote. “Rails maybe, maybe not.”
The project is unusual in that no government funding is involved, forcing the winner to finance the entire construction cost itself.
They will negotiate for one year over details of the project, which aims to connect downtown Chicago with O’Hare, about 15 miles and a $40 taxi ride away. A final go-ahead requires approval from the city council.
In its request for proposals, the city set a goal of connecting downtown with the airport in 20 minutes or less, with service every 15 minutes for the majority of the day.