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Chicago Shows Interest In Elon Musk's Underground Rail System

By Brian Spaen

Elon Musk is the creative mind behind The Boring Company, a transportation service that uses underground tunnels. The goal is to decrease heavy traffic in major cities and they’ve already installed a section in Los Angeles. While the large Southern California city is the only location in the works, Chicago is thinking about adding the service.

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of the "Windy City,” is exploring options to reduce traffic in his area. He’s already began the process of using a high-speed rail that resembles frequently used European transit. On Monday, he explored the idea of boring tunnels to create another alternative method. It would be very costly and time consuming to create, but Emanuel confirmed in a report from the Chicago Tribune that he’s contacted Musk.

"[Musk and his operation] have shown interest, and now I've asked them to come to the city of Chicago, after I sent my team out to California, Southern California to explore it and explore their interest. They are very interested, and we're going to have them now out to the city to explore further what we are doing and planning, and too see if the tunnel approach is an alternative to the ones we've been discussing."