Elon Musk Just Landed Huge Deal In Chicago
“We’re taking a bet on a guy who doesn’t like to fail—and his resources,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tells the Chicago Tribune, citing Musk’s vision in getting Tesla and SpaceX off the ground. “Given his track record, we are taking his reputation and saying, ‘This is a guy in two other transportation modes who has not failed.’ That’s what we’re doing.” Deputy Mayor Robert Rivkin adds a nickname that seems to be catching on, based on headlines: “We’re talking about a Tesla-in-a-tunnel,” he says. No word on when the system is supposed to be operating. Musk is apparently already building a similar system in Los Angeles, and he envisions a bigger project of a supersonic “hyperloop” between DC and New York City.