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Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed commuter system in Chicago

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Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed commuter system in Chicago

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Boring Co to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the downtown Loop district to O’Hare International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, the company and the mayor’s office said. The service from downtown to the airport on electric vehicles in underground tunnels will take 12 minutes, mayoral spokesman Adam Collins and the company said on Twitter on Wednesday night. The trip currently takes 30 to 45 minutes. The project will be funded by the company with no taxpayer subsidies, Collins and the company said. The plan will be formally announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday afternoon. “We’re really excited