Chicago’s Getting Boring

The Boring Company, that is. We’ve hired it. From Bloomberg:

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. is the winner in a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The result gives the young company a big boost in legitimacy as it tries to get transportation projects underway in Los Angeles and Washington.

The company beat out a consortium that included Mott MacDonald, the civil engineering firm that designed a terminal at London’s Heathrow Airport, and JLC Infrastructure, an infrastructure fund backed by former basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson, people with knowledge of the matter said. The city is expected to announce the news as soon as Thursday, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.

I wonder what Chicago is going to do when The Boring Company goes bankrupt. Or what The Boring Company is going to do when Chicago goes bankrupt. It’s a race! A match made in heaven. Or somewhere.

4 comments… add one
  • Andy

    Given what you’ve written about Chicago politics, I have a hard time believing there wasn’t some bribe quid-pro-quo behind the scenes. If true, the project may fail, but those who made it happen will win big.

  • Andy

    I just remembered The Boring Company also recently came out with a line of flamethrowers (not joking). Maybe the plan is to use them to burn up your tax dollars.

    https://www.boringcompany.com/not-a-flamethrower/

  • TarsTarkas

    Musk is simply trying to inveigle more suckers (or get more taxpayer dollars) to prop up his crumbling house of cards (Tesla, SpaceX, etc.) He’s so good at burning through other people’s it’s a wonder he’s not running for political office.

  • Guarneri

    “Given what you’ve written about Chicago politics, I have a hard time believing there wasn’t some bribe “. (You had it right the first time)

    It’s called synergy, or somethin’.

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