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australiaBoring Company Offers to Dig 30 Mile Tunnel Through Mountains in Australia

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Elon Musk offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West. Previously Elon Musk used twitter to offer Australia battery storage and that utility-scale storage was built. The biggest …

buildingBoring Tunnels Will Be 100 Times Cheaper and Paid For With Bricks from Tunnel Dirt

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The third generation Boring Tunneling machine will start construction next year and it should be 15 times faster than existing tunneling machines. The first generation machine made the first Hawthorn demo tunnel for 10 million. The Boring company could bring …

air pollutionDespite China’s Mainly Coal Power Electric Buses Halve CO2 Bus Emissions Overall

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China has a massive push to electrify or eliminate air pollution from all of their buses, cars, trucks and cars as fast as possible. Vehicle exhaust emissions contributed to between 13.5 and 52.1 percent all of major pollutants in 15 …

boring companyBoring Machine reaches other side of LA tunnel

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Elon Musk announced that the Boring Company completed the LA/Hawthorne tunnel. The tunneling machine broke through to the other side. pic.twitter.com/TQhb9hQRxQ — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2018 Congratulations @BoringCompany on completing the LA/Hawthorne tunnel! Cutting edge technology! pic.twitter.com/80WbSQekCQ — …

futureHyperloop Technologies will start building in Abu Dhabi in about 10 months

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT, HTT) and Dar Al-Handasah (founding member of the Dar Group) will bring the Abu Dhabi commercial hyperloop system to reality in 2019. Construction of the Hyperloop commercial track is targeted to begin in Q3 2019. Dar …

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 …

franceFrance building 5 new high speed rail lines for $15.6 billion

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France has approved 13.4 billion euros of investment into five new high-speed rail TGV lines. They will make the buildout over the next five years. This is an increase of 40% over the previous five-year high-speed rail budget. The …

electricityCost effective proposal for rail in California and from Boston to Washington

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Significant improvements to the trip times of the San Diego to Los Angeles rail connection could be affordably made. Alon Levy is a public transportation expert and writer at Pedestrian Observations. He described what could be done for California and …

chinaCould a China-South Korea to Europe rail connection be used to buy off North Korea?

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Like China, South Korea has used and plans to use high-speed rail for economic development. South Korea and China both have plans to create high-speed rail and cargo links to Europe. The South Korea connection would require rail lines through …

economic impactSubways and light rail cost two to seven times more to build in the USA than Europe or Japan

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Brian M. Rosenthal of the New York Times lists the causes of the $2.6 billion per mile New York subway construction. Excessive staffing, little competition, generous contracts and archaic rules dramatically inflate capital costs for transit in New York. At …