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boring companyBoring Company to have $16B value after Chicago Airport tunnel completes

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Boring Company will show a two-mile tunnel in LA in December and has started work on an 18 mile tunnel in Chicago from downtown to the airport. Successfully completing the airport tunnel will make the tunneling company worth as much …

chinaWhats next for megaregion integration after Hong Kong Superbridge?

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China wants every part of the Pearl River Delta region commutable within about one hour. They have just opened the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world to connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai as part of this plan. China will …

elon muskTwo mile long Boring Company tunnel almost done

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The Boring Company will extend its tunneling project into the west side of Los Angeles. They want to tunnel 10 times faster and cheaper than traditional tunneling. Part of the gain is from having narrower tunnels compared to regular subways. …

californiaWhat FasTrak does not tell you to save Bay Area Tolls

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Driving around the San Francisco Bay Area there are tolls for driving in carpool lanes. The signs will say that if you have FasTrak and enough people in your car then you can drive free of tolls on Highway 580 …

artificial intelligenceSelf-driving taxis will take half of US driving by 2024

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Google’s self-driving car program, Waymo, is allowing cameras inside their autonomous minivans in Arizona as Google prepares to launch the nation’s first self-driving taxi service. Analysts predict self-driving revenue will hit $2.3 trillion by 2030 with Waymo capturing 60 percent …

elon muskBoring Company 3 mile long 150mph hyperloop subway to Dodger stadium could be carrying paying passengers at the end of 2019

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The Boring Company is proposing to build Dugout Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods (“western terminus”) to Dodger Stadium in the City of Los Angeles. The Dugout Loop …

cityEstonia first country with free public transportation

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Trams, buses and trains for free for registered Estonia resident’s. Each city makes a profit of €1,000 from the citizen’s income tax every year. People need a €2 green card and carry their ID on public transport. Free public transport …

high speed railTexas High Speed Rail Project will have Bechtel for project management

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Texas Central, developers of the high-speed train between North Texas and Houston, announced an agreement today with Bechtel to work together on project management services. Bechtel has completed more than 300 major train and subway projects, including the Channel Tunnel …

indiaRailroad infrastructure boosted farm income India in the early 20th century by 16%

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How large are the benefits of transportation infrastructure projects, and what explains these benefits? Before 1870, India barely had railroads. It didn’t have many canals either, and only a small percentage of the population lived along the three main rivers. …

future. mars$10 billion for SpaceX global internet satellite network and SpaceX BFR will have ten flights per day

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SpaceX will make a massive network of literally thousands of low earth orbit satellites to provide high-bandwidth, low-cost internet connection to every square foot of planet earth. (This is at 9:38 to 10:37 in the TED talk video) Gwynne Shotwell: …