Another “Loop” case for the Boring CompanyFebruary 15, 2019
Californian San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, is another potential Elon Musk’s Boring Company client. Mayor Sam Liccardo said that a traditional rail link is “not that cost-effective,” and he’s interested in discussing Musk’s tunnels. The route would connect the airport and the main station.
The Boring Company unveiled its first test tunnel in December 2018 with a plan to send autonomous cars through a 14-feet-wide tunnel at speeds of up to 150 mph. This case could be one of the next major links for the company.
The link would run from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Diridon Station around three miles away.
“For two consecutive years, the airport has been the fastest-growing airport in the United States,” said the Mayor, adding that “city and regional leaders have long sought a means of connecting the airport to the rest of our emerging transit system.”
Liccardo expressed interest in sending out a “request for information” in the next few months, which would enable The Boring Company and its competitors to provide more information.
It may be time for the Boring Company to start digging again really soon.