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Elon Musk's high-speed Chicago tunnel proposal makes no sense

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Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press
Elon Musk's Boring Company has won a bid to build a high-speed link between downtown Chicago and the city's airport.
The proposal makes little sense.
One of its flaws is its low capacity - as described, it can hold much fewer passengers than a New York City subway line.
The Chicago Tribune reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel has selected a bid from Elon Musk's Boring Company to build a high-speed link between downtown Chicago and O'Hare Airport. Autonomous vehicles are supposed to make the trip in just 12 minutes, at over 100 miles per hour.
It sounds cool, but...
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