Tesla founder Elon Musk announced on Twitter yesterday that his Boring Company would be interested in building tunnels underneath Miami to eliminate traffic and pollution.
The tweet was in response to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who had invited him to visit city hall.
Miami’s tunnels would become an example to the world, Musk wrote. The solution would “solve traffic” and reduce pollution from cars stuck in congestion.
Musk also said that he had already spoken with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis last week about building the tunnels. If the Governor and Mayor want it done, “we will do it,” he said.
According to Quartz, Musk has a chance to achieve a breakthrough with tunnels by reducing the cost to build them in the U.S.
The cost to build tunnels in the U.S. is much higher than the rest of the world due to a lack of competition among contractors, government inefficiency and regulations, and unions, the website noted.
Miami has had recent success in building tunnels at a low cost – but Musk could potentially bring it even lower.