The Boring Company is the prime position to be received a contract to construct twin tunnels in Fort Lauderdale, US, following the passing of a deadline which saw two other proposals fail to meet Florida PPP requirements.
The proposed twin tunnels of the Las Olas Loop will connect the downtown area to the coast, a distance of about 4km, enabling beachgoers to bypass current gridlocked roads. Passengers would ride in a Tesla which, as automated technologies improve, would at last become driverless.
This project is Elon Musk’s Boring Company’s first commercial project outside of Las Vegas and Nevada, and one which is going to present its engineers with new challenges, comprising tunnelling an underwater section of the alignment.
Currently, Musk is in prime position to pursue an interim or full agreement with Fort Lauderdale officials, containing the consideration of technical and engineering aspects. Although city commissioners must first decide whether to accept the project, the omens must be good.
Recently, J Trantalis, Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor Dean tweeted that The Boring Company’s proposals represented “an innovative and unprecedented approach to addressing traffic congestion and transit needs.”