Chicago has picked Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build a futuristic transportation link to the city’s airport.
“We’re really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago!” the Boring Company tweeted late Wednesday after reports emerged that it had been chosen.
The planned system, known as the Chicago Express Loop, will carry passengers in battery-powered vehicles through tunnels at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. It will link downtown Chicago with O’Hare International Airport.
According to the Boring Company’s website, its service will cut the journey time to 12 minutes, which would be “three to four times faster than existing transportation systems” that serve the airport.