Are you tired of reading stories about how rich Elon Musk is? Or how great his Tesla stock price is doing? Get your fill for the time being on stories of Musk’s SpaceX company firing rockets into space, or hearing about his new Tequila that sells out faster than they can fill bottles of it?
Okay, let’s focus on one his other companies, the one that is digging enormous tunnels deep underneath major cities in order to reduce traffic and harmful emissions into the ozone.
That would be The Boring Company, and Friday Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told Fox Business that he is definitely open to the ida of having Musk and The Boring Company bring an underground tunnel to his city.
The dialogue started when Musk tweeted about his conversation with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis about the idea a few weeks ago. “Cars & trucks stuck in traffic generate megatons of toxic gases & particulate, but @boringcompany road tunnels under Miami would solve traffic & be an example to the world. Spoke with @RonDeSantisFL about tunnels last week. If Governor & Mayor want this done, we will do it.”
It sounds like this project has a real chance of getting off the ground, or maybe more accurately, ‘underneath the ground.’ The governor and multiple mayors are all dead serious about taking it next level. Suarez told Box Business that “all the ingredients are in place to be able to have a very comprehensive conversation on this issue.”
Suarez said he would like a tunnel in his city to be a template for other cities around the country, and feels a tunnel in Miami could help solve their transportation issue. The Boring Company recently completed a tunnel network under Las Vegas, and according the company’s website, construction costs range between $100 million to $1 billion per mile.
Just think, we might soon live in a world where you can drive your Tesla through the underground tunnel to get to the launch site of a manned trip to Mars. Imagine how rich Musk will be then?