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June 14, 2018

Today, the City of Chicago announced that it has chosen Elon Musk’s Boring Company to construct and maintain an express link between downtown and O’Hare Airport.

We support Mayor Emanuel’s goal of improving access to O’Hare. This deal, however, is very risky. Even former Deputy Mayor Steve Koch acknowledged the risk, saying “it's a roll of somebody else's dice,” referring to the private money that will fund the project. From the City’s perspective, betting on Musk might be the best way forward, but it ignores a larger regional issue.