Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has submitted a bid to fix Miami traffic
The Boring Company, founded by Elon Musk, is moving forward with plans to create underground tunnels to fix Miami traffic. In order to relieve congested roads and highways, Musk’s infrastructure and tunnel construction company has submitted a bid to build a 6.2-mile underground transit system in Miami, Florida.
This 6.2 mile North Miami Beach Loop tunnel would fix Miami traffic by transporting Teslas between seven stations across State Road 826, the Golden Glades Transit Center, and Sunny Isles Beach at Newport Pier. The Boring Company Plans to add extensions to the loop that would connect Hard Rock Stadium and Florida International University’s Biscayne Campus.
It’s indicated that the North Miami Beach Loop would transport more than 7,500 passengers each hour, but The Boring Company believes that figure has the potential to rise to 15,000 passengers per hour. The cost of the idea is said to range between $185 million to $220 million and an expedited approach might result in the project being completed in three years. That said, these timelines are only estimates but Florida officials seemed excited with the news to fix Miami traffic.
In an interview with Business Insider, North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph stated, “We have a lot of traffic congestion and this would be a way of alleviating a great deal of that traffic. Commuters and visitors would benefit from having the tunnel network connecting the city center to the beach.”
The Boring Company’s plan for Miami is their second attempt in two years to cave out the ground beneath Florida. Last summer, the mayor of Fort Lauderdale announced that the city had approved a plan to build a tunnel connecting the city and the beach, which he described as a unique method to fix Miami traffic congestion.
Though it’s a step forward, the proposal for the North Miami Beach Loop should be taken with a grain of salt, as The Boring Company planned on a connecting tunnel for Washington and Baltimore, and another for residents of Los Angeles to shuttle to Dodger Stadium. Both of these plans have been on hiatus, and any mentions of the projects were removed from the company’s website.
Giving credit where it’s due, The Boring Company developed their first underground transport system in 2021. The $47 million 1.7-mile Loop system was built under the Las Vegas Convention Center in April.