The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:
The out-of-the-box prospect of building a tunnel to the beach jumped one more hurdle this week. Late Tuesday, Fort Lauderdale commissioners formally accepted a bid from Elon Musk’s Boring Co. to build an underground tunnel from downtown to State Road A1A.
Other companies that want to submit a competing bid can do so within 45 days. Mayor Dean Trantalis touts the tunnel as an innovative way to tackle traffic congestion downtown, but says the project still has more “milestones” to meet before it’s a done deal.
Boring Co. officials have told city officials they can get it done for around $10 million to $12 million a mile — for a total of $60 million to $72 million.
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Fort Lauderdale formally accepted tonight a proposal from @elonmusk‘s @boringcompany to build an underground transit system between downtown and the beach. Other firms have 45 days to submit competing proposals. This could be a truly innovative way to reduce traffic congestion. pic.twitter.com/R7Bh2NPVnl
— Mayor Dean J. Trantalis (@DeanTrantalis) July 7, 2021
This represents an innovative approach to addressing traffic congestion and transit needs in 21st century America. Boring Co. is off to a successful start in Vegas with its system there and could help us overcome the frequent traffic on the main routes to the beach. /end pic.twitter.com/lNFwoYcQbA
— Mayor Dean J. Trantalis (@DeanTrantalis) July 6, 2021