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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. submits proposal for Fort Lauderdale tunnel – South Florida Business Journal

Fort Lauderdale is the second city to express interest in Boring Co.-designed tunnels to ease transportation woes.

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an unveiling event for the Boring Co. Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California, on Dec. 18, 2018.  Robyn Beck/Pool via Bloomberg
Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an unveiling event for the Boring Co. Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California, on Dec. 18, 2018.
Robyn Beck/Pool via Bloomberg

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Fort Lauderdale officials could soon decide to connect two of the city’s most trafficked areas with tunnel technology.

City commissioners will vote on whether to advance an unsolicited proposal from the Boring Co., founded by Tesla CEO Musk, at a Tuesday commission meeting. According to the agenda item, the company proposed building a tunnel that would connect downtown Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale beach.

However, if commissioners vote to move forward with a potential tunnel plan, the city would open the door to other companies interested in designing and implementing a similar tunnel system. Commissioners would decide during Tuesday’s meeting how long to keep the request for proposals open. The time frame can range anywhere between 21 to 120 days.

According to the proposal, Hawthorne, California-based Boring Co. would design, construct, operate and maintain the tunnel.

The project has been dubbed the Las Olas Loop.

Fort Lauderdale is the second South Florida city to express interest in having the Boring Co. build tunnels that would service electric vehicles.

Source: Elon Musk’s Boring Co. submits proposal for Fort Lauderdale tunnel – South Florida Business Journal

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