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O'Hare Tunnel, Proposed by Elon Musk, Looks Dead on Arrival in Chicago's New Political Regime

Advocates are relieved Elon Musk's proposal to build a new subterranean connection to O'Hare is dead, but still disappointed at the wasted brainpower and public funding devoted to the idea.

June 9, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

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Musk's Boring Co. Drops Westside L.A. Tunnel Plans

A lawsuit by a pair of Westside L.A. neighborhood groups has killed the Boring Company's plans to drill a tunnel below Sepulveda Boulevard.

November 28, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

O'Hare Blue Line

High-Speed Transit Tunnels to O'Hare Airport Could Begin Construction Within Months

The 16-mile route itself from downtown Chicago is still being negotiated. Passengers will be transported in what Elon Musk's Boring Company calls an "electric skate" at speeds up to 150 mph for the 12-minute trip.

July 23, 2018 - Engineering News-Record

Electric Scooters

Big Tech's Growing Imprint on Urban Life

Examples like Elon Musk's subway plan in Chicago, app-driven electric scooters littering sidewalks, and Amazon's general preponderance may point to a tech-dominated urban future. But are localities ceding too much power to the private sector?

July 8, 2018 - The New York Times

Chicago Blue Line

Chicago's New Train to O'Hare Won't Be a Train—It's Elon Musk's 'Loop'

Loop, as in a derivation of Hyperloop, conceived by Elon Musk and to be built by his newest venture, The Boring Company, is the technology of choice for high-speed transit to O'Hare Airport.

June 16, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

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