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Musk to build underground high-speed rail connecting Chicago's loop and O'Hare
americanthinker.com ^ | 6/14/2018 | Rick Moran

Posted on 06/14/2018 10:01:04 AM PDT by rktman

It's been the dream of Chicago's city government under several recent mayors to bypass the gridlocked loop traffic by building a high-speed rail system to O'Hare Airport.

Now it appears that the first steps to achieve that goal are being taken. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced that a proposal is being negotiated with tech billionaire Elon Musks's Boring Company and the city government.

There is no timeline and no cost estimates for the project, but Boring Company will finance the entire project.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: highspeed; shootinggallery
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Kindness of their hearts right? Not if we know elon. He'll get it back big time somehow. Hopefully they'll have really big "GUN FREE ZONE" signs to keep the murder rate down.
1 posted on 06/14/2018 10:01:04 AM PDT by rktman
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Research how well it went when Daley sold the parking meters to a private company..this is going the same way.
There is MONEY in it for Rahm..
2 posted on 06/14/2018 10:03:41 AM PDT by Paul46360 (What??ME worry?)
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A great venture for Musk and the City of Big Shoulders.


3 posted on 06/14/2018 10:04:50 AM PDT by Blue House Sue
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and the trains will run on auto-pilot!


4 posted on 06/14/2018 10:05:41 AM PDT by relee (Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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As I recall, the existing “L” or elevated trains in Chicago, have a direct line from downtown to O’Hare.

If there’s already a train running, why the need for another?

Or to look at another way, why not run some express trains non stop from downtown to O’Hare on the existing tracks? Then you would have a non stop train ride to the airport.

It sounds like a huge expenditure for very little additional public benefit.


5 posted on 06/14/2018 10:07:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Musk is the PT Barnum of Tech.

Every time it looks like his empire is about to implode - out comes a more fantastic piece of news.

Truly, a gifted promoter.


6 posted on 06/14/2018 10:15:43 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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Just think of the boon to tourism! /s

I'd imagine that it would be a pretty interesting ride from the Loop to O'Hare most nights.

7 posted on 06/14/2018 10:16:16 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Dilbert San Diego

How about from Dulles to The National Mall?


8 posted on 06/14/2018 10:16:22 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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It sounds like a huge expenditure for very little additional public benefit.

Oh, but this isn't about public benefit. This is about huge expenditure.

9 posted on 06/14/2018 10:22:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Yes, I get it - racism is bad and mutual respect and inclusion is good. But value Truth too.)
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BORING...!!!


10 posted on 06/14/2018 10:23:05 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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What’s wrong with the current subway? It’s perfect...when you come out on Michigan Ave there’s a McDonalds right there!!


11 posted on 06/14/2018 10:23:38 AM PDT by blu (Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm)
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“As I recall, the existing “L” or elevated trains in Chicago, have a direct line from downtown to O’Hare.”

You’re right. I rode it, round trip, back in 1990 when I had a one day business trip to Chicago. Took 40 minutes each way and was better than a cab on the expressway, a cab ride that can depend as much as two hours, depending on the traffic. The only trouble is the coaches are ordinary commuter ones and not equipped for luggage.


12 posted on 06/14/2018 10:24:16 AM PDT by libstripper
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——This is about huge expenditure-—

I would argue it is about proof of concept. That is, a prototype to learn how to accomplish a short run that can be expanded in scale.


13 posted on 06/14/2018 10:26:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming))
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When I lived in the Chicago area, when flying out I took Metra to the Jefferson Park stop and took the El to the airport. Easy trip. This sounds like wasteful duplication, par for the course for Chicago.


14 posted on 06/14/2018 10:27:31 AM PDT by wrcase
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and the trains will run on auto-pilot!

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There won’t be any trains.


15 posted on 06/14/2018 10:28:14 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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Truly, a gifted promoter.

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Just like Trump.


16 posted on 06/14/2018 10:29:44 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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Obama once spoke of our intercontinental railroad. Maybe he was just ahead of Musk in his thinking.


17 posted on 06/14/2018 10:30:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Yes, I get it - racism is bad and mutual respect and inclusion is good. But value Truth too.)
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You’re right. I rode it, round trip, back in 1990 when I had a one day business trip to Chicago. Took 40 minutes each way and was better than a cab on the expressway, a cab ride that can depend as much as two hours, depending on the traffic. The only trouble is the coaches are ordinary commuter ones and not equipped for luggage.

...

The tunnel is planned to take 12 minutes.


18 posted on 06/14/2018 10:31:23 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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“Kindness of their hearts right? Not if we know elon. He’ll get it back big time somehow. Hopefully they’ll have really big “GUN FREE ZONE” signs to keep the murder rate down.”

Public transportation in this horseshit state IS legally gun free! (snicker, snicker)


19 posted on 06/14/2018 10:34:17 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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“What’s wrong with the current subway? It’s perfect...when you come out on Michigan Ave there’s a McDonalds right there!!”

And a bunch of gang pukes.


20 posted on 06/14/2018 10:35:31 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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