Elon Musk proposes to build a The Boring Company underground transportation system in Miami

by Evelyn Arevalo January 19, 2021

Elon Musk proposes to build a The Boring Company underground transportation system in Miami

Featured Image Source: The Boring Company

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has demonstrated a lot of interest in developing innovative transportation systems, both in outer space and on Earth. Musk founded The Boring Company with the goal “to solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic” by building an underground network of high-speed transportation tunnels under cities where autonomous Tesla vehicles will shuttle passengers. This zero-emission, electric transportation system by The Boring Company is called ‘Loop’, capable of transporting passengers at 150 miles per hour. The first real-world tunnel network is under Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The tunneling project is almost complete and it will be operational sometime in 2021, according to city officials. The Boring Company plans to expand the LVCC Loop transportation system to other parts in Las Vegas, including downtown and nearby casinos.

 

On Wednesday, January 18, Musk proposed to build a The Boring Company underground shuttle system in Miami, Florida. His proposal was introduced during a public Twitter conversation with Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez. Suarez tweeted to Musk: “... would love to have you @CityofMiami City Hall to discuss it and potential solutions for the benefit of our future...” he wrote. To which Musk responded –“Cars & trucks stuck in traffic generate megatons of toxic gases & particulate, but The Boring Company road tunnels under Miami would solve traffic & be an example to the world,” Musk said, “Spoke with Ron De Santis about tunnels last week. If Governor & Mayor want this done, we will do it,” he shared. Ron De Santis is governor of Florida. Soon after his statement, Mayor Suarez replied – “Count me in! No brainer...we would love to be the prototype city.”

 

Long-term, the Boring Company envisions connecting multiple cities to a large electric tunnel network across the United States to enable faster travel with no pollution to the environment. As of today, the company has secured transportation contracts in several major cities. Besides connecting main destinations in Las Vegas, the company also plans on the construction of a Loop shuttle system from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, as well as building a Loop in Los Angeles California that connects “Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods ("western terminus") to Dodger Stadium in the City of Los Angeles,” according to the company’s website.

Featured Image Source: The Boring Company




Previous  / Next