Fort Lauderdale officially accepted the proposal from tonight @elonmuskof @boringcompany Build an underground transportation system between downtown and the beach. Other companies have 45 days to submit competing proposals. This could be a truly innovative way to reduce traffic congestion. pic.twitter.com/R7Bh2NPVnl
— Mayor Dean J. Trantalis (@DeanTrantalis) July 7, 2021
Officials in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, resolved on Tuesday night to accept Elon Musk’s Boring Company’s proposal to build an underground transportation system between downtown and the beach.
In a tweet announcing approval, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis The Las Olasloop project said it “could be a truly innovative way to reduce traffic congestion” in popular tourist destinations.
Other tunnel companies have 45 days to submit competing bids as authorities have accepted the proposal, he added.
Details about Boring’s plans, such as tunnel length and total cost, are still unknown. The city states that state law prohibits disclosure of plan details until the competition process is complete.
NBC News However, Fort Lauderdale’s approximately three-mile tunnel costs about $ 30 billion, and the city’s deputy mayor, Heather Moraitis, has already contacted Governor Rondesantis and state funding to expand the loop. I reported that I was asking for an offer.
Authorities first revealed last week The city has received a proposal for Las Olasloop, a system that authorities believe can “provide faster and more efficient access to downtown and beaches and reduce street-level traffic.” confirmed.
Officials said the idea arose from discussions between the city and Bowling earlier this year on an “underground alternative” to a high-rise commuter rail bridge over the New River.
“When business executives later visited the city, they asked us to look into the needs of other transportation in our city,” they said.
If the project moves forward, the loop will be The Boring Co’s second tunnel system, initially on the East Coast.
Under the company’s 1.7-mile, $ 47 million tunnel Las Vegas Convention Center It opened last month. The all-electric zero-emission high-speed loop uses a human-driven Tesla vehicle to shuttle passengers between the three stations.
In December 2020, Las Vegas authorities Expansion Downtown with plans to connect the tunnel to McCarran International Airport.
Musk is also negotiating Miami Officials on building a $ 30 million tunnel under the city to reduce traffic on some of South Florida’s busiest roads.
A 35-mile tunnel from Washington DC to Baltimore Chicago Loop system, never progress.
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