Inverse » Elon Musk is getting dug into the nitty-gritty of city politics. The Boring Company, a venture the entrepreneur started two years ago, has been aiming to convince local legislators that the answers to their traffic woes is building lots of tunnels. City officials from Sydney to New York have mixed reactions, now that an initial 1.14-mile test tunnel (cost: $10 million) has been opened for assessment.
Equipment World » The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors has approved eight construction contracts and three professional engineering service contracts totaling $54.3 million. They are among nearly $174.2 million in construction contracts approved in 2018. The awards come during the seventh year of the tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
MLive » A California-based company is in talks with Michigan transportation officials to consider whether Detroit could be a potential stop for a futuristic transportation system. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is looking to create a high-speed tube-based transportation system from Cleveland to Chicago that would theoretically reach speeds up to 760 miles per hour.