Loop to O’Hare in 12 minutes: Elon Musk gets the job in Chicago

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 14, 2018

In a bold bet that new technology can deliver a long-time City Hall goal, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has selected tech magnate Elon Musk’s Boring Co. to build and operate a super-express transit system between downtown and O’Hare International Airport.

The promised project: A closed-loop pair of tunnels from Block 37 in the central Loop to the airport that would whisk passengers to their flights in 12 minutes, using autonomous pod-like vehicles, or electric skates, that would depart as frequently as every 30 seconds and carry up to 16 passengers and their luggage. (Below, a conceptual video of the autonomous vehicles.)

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