Article 3S8VS Chicago selects Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build express line from O‘Hare

Chicago selects Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build express line from O‘Hare

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Megan Geuss
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The Boring Company

On Thursday morning, the city of Chicago announced that the Mayor's Office had chosen The Boring Company to build an express line between O'Hare International Airport and Block 37 in the city's downtown area, known as The Loop. The line will consist of two parallel tunnels, and it could take as little as 12 minutes to travel from point to point, according to a press release from the city.

The announcement is a major step for The Boring Company, which was started in 2016 by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Musk founded the company in the hope of alleviating city gridlock by building more tunnels, an endeavor that has set the company's engineers toward improving tunneling techniques.

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