The magnate proposed to the mayor of Miami, Francis Suárez, this idea of digging a tunnel more than 3 kilometers long for 30 million dollars, “which represents a fraction of the normal cost,” local media reported.
“After seeing the outstanding and innovative work that Elon Musk and his team have done, I can’t wait to see what we can do for Miami,” said Suarez after visiting the Boring Company tunnels in Las Vegas.
He also stressed that “this will revolutionize the lifestyle of our city, modernize it and improve the traffic of our city”
Musk certainly promised the mayor of Miami to build a large tunnel in the state for 30 million dollars, although it seems an exaggerated figure, some media such as the Miami Herald indicate that the engineers dedicated to this type of work estimated about 1,000 million dollars. dollars in expenses.
So the 30 million only represent a part of the total cost.
Although the mayor of the city has all the disposition and the budget can be amply covered, this project has a drawback because the city is completely built on limestone.
“This can make construction work very difficult and this justifies the high budgets of the tunnels previously considered,” Suárez said.
However, let us hope that the Miami project does not turn out to be unsuccessful like the one in Chicago or the terminated tunnel in Los Angeles.
This project by The Boring Company, one of Elon Musk’s multiple firms, joins the now famous Hyperloop, which seeks to create a transportation service using Tesla cars under major US cities such as Texas.
Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretroria on June 28, 1971. He has been a successful person in the world of physics, he is also considered a recognized entrepreneur, which has made him one of the tycoons of these times.
He is a co-founder of PayPal, SpaceX, Hyperloop, SolarCity, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and OpenAI, as well as the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, President of SolarCity, and Co-President of OpenAI.
According to various press media, until January of this year it was estimated that his fortune reached 187 billion dollars, which has led to speculation that he is the richest person in the world, surpassing the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. This information was released by Forbes Magazine in the same month of January.