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Musk's Boring Co. is Go!

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Wins Chicago Airport High-Speed Train Bid

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/elon-musk-s-boring-co-wins-chicago-airport-high-speed-train-bid
Permalink Go Musk 
June 14th, 2018 9:48am
"Currently, Chicagoans can ride to the airport for $5 on a Chicago Transit Authority train, taking about 40 minutes".

So with Musk they'll get there a little bit quicker.

They'll still have to stand in line with their shoes off through TSA though!
Permalink Alan Dershowitz 
June 14th, 2018 9:51am
Current train takes 40 minutes and costs $5.
Current taxi costs $40.

The goal is 20 minutes with Musk subways (muskrats?) leaving every 15 minutes, and the cost is "requested" to be no more than a taxi, so they are hoping the 20 minute train won't cost more than $40 a ride.

Something about the taxi. It takes me to my hotel.

When I get out of the Muskrat, I then still have to take a taxi to my hotel for $25.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 14th, 2018 10:33am
https://www.transitchicago.com/airports/
https://www.transitchicago.com/fares/

CTA train is $5 max. And it includes 3 rides within 2 hrs of first use so you can transfer to other trains or buses.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 14th, 2018 10:37am
O'Hare to downtown fare is $1.10 for seniors. $.75 for students.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 14th, 2018 10:38am
Seniors and the disabled who are also Illinois residents, and all children 7 and under ride free on all public transit.

All military in uniform and all active military who are illinois residents and all military who are disabled ride free on all public transit.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 14th, 2018 10:41am
worthless expenditure... just maintain the blue line it's fine.
Permalink fool-o-matic 
June 14th, 2018 12:24pm

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