Elon Musk firm tapped to build Chicago high-speed transit

"We're really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago"

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Chicago (AFP) – Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has been tapped to build a high-speed underground transportation system for Chicago — the first US city to bank on the entrepreneur’s futuristic concept for mass transit.

The project, to be officially announced Thursday, would employ tunnels and autonomous electric vehicles called “skates” to zip passengers between the Midwestern city’s downtown core and its busy airport.

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