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Elon Musk to Build O’Hare Express Tunnel

City officials confirmed Thursday that they’ve selected billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk and his Boring company to construct an autonomous high speed transit system that will take passengers from Block 37 in the Loop to O’Hare Airport. “Bringing Chicago’s economic engines closer together will keep the city on the cutting edge of progress, create thousands of good-paying jobs and strengthen our great city for future generations,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This transformative project will help Chicago write the next chapter in our legacy of innovation and invention.” The underground transit system will use “autonomous electric skates” that travel at speeds of 125-150mph to transport vehicles containing between 8 and 16 passengers. Officials say the project will allegedly be privately funded, and is expected to cost just under $1 billion. (NBC5)

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