Brightline & Elon Musk’s Boring Company Hold Talks About Building Underground Transportation

Could Brightline and Elon Musk’s The Boring Company collaborate on an underground transportation network?

The two companies have already held talks, according to Brightline executive vice president of rail infrastructure Michael Cegelis.

Cegelis made the revelation at a meeting of the Orange County Commission on February 23, the Orlando Business Journal reported.

In Orange County, the two sides talked about a potential link from Brightline’s station at the Orlando Airport to the Orange County Convention Center.

The Boring Company has also held talks with officials in Miami and Fort Lauderdale about building tunnels under each of those cities.

Brightline’s ongoing $2.7 billion rail construction project that will connect Miami to Orlando is now about 49% complete, Cegelis said, with construction completion expected in the fourth quarter of 2022 and service start in 2023.

Engineering work for the next phase of the project to Tampa (with a stop at Disney) is also now underway.

 

(photo: The Boring Company)

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POLO
10 months ago

It’s time to build a subway system in Miami!

Dave the Crackhead ™
10 months ago

subway is ok, but chipotle is better.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Remember Quiznos?

Anonymous
10 months ago

far better subs but they went out of business for some reason

Dave the Crackhead ™
10 months ago

it was way better, but I think the commercials with dancing dead hamsters hurt there business

Anonymous
10 months ago

Still better than a smug pedo Subway and the FBI knew about for years.

P.S. All sub chains are junk when you have Publix.

Not a Hamster
10 months ago

Those commercials were great, Dave.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Bring back Quiznos Jeff Bezos

Anonymous
10 months ago

We prefer to use uber here in miami even for one block distance.

Anonymous
10 months ago

mofos get mad when i tell the truth that people rather take uber a few blocks away than walk or take the metromover

Anonymous
10 months ago

That’s cuz Metromover hasn’t grown

Anonymous
10 months ago

Ha! True! The heat really doesn’t help though.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Tunnel under the brickel bridge!!

Azarius
10 months ago

I love the idea of Musk in Florida. He actually completes the projects he take on with great success

Anonymous
10 months ago

a bit delayed but sucessful

Anonymous
10 months ago

Since FEC owns brightline it would make sense to make those tracks going to the port of Miami go underground. they could have a tunnel under that birdge in broward where the yacht people kept complaining about. I could take a potential future link to the orange county convention for the next mega con.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Especially considering Brightline is considering a PortMiami station, and even better if he can keep going, a Miami Beach terminus. We could have Tri-Rail go to South Beach in a true “Coastal Link.” If cheaper, never mind an expensive elevated monorail or Metrorail, or unfeasible Metromover.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Tell us in your opinion, why is the Metromver “unfeasible?” Especially when it’s already in existence?

Dave the Crackhead ™
10 months ago

any additional form of transportation would be a great improvement at this point. Bring on the contracts, jobs and possibilities!

Anonymous
10 months ago

as long as the station openings are elevated just a few feet above ground level to ensure any flooding from hurricanes doesn’t go into the subways and ruin things.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Really think a smaller boring machine could work to quickly build pedestrian/electric bike tunnels. Imagine joining the North and South sides of the river. Between the medical complex and Marlins Park it would likely get heavily used and eliminate a lot of surface vehicle traffic. Even more so if the Beckham project happens.

Anonymous
5 months ago

That would be insanely expensive. And his smaller boring machine doesn’t provide sufficient space for safety ventilation, fire and emergency systems, etc. The boring company is a scam.

Anonymous
10 months ago

He’s bringing Kim Kardashian west to Miami as well

Anonymous
10 months ago

she can go somewhere else.

Anonymous
10 months ago

what is this referring too?

Anonymous
10 months ago

Yup, why not use the dummies down here for your experimentation.

Anonymous
10 months ago

needs a subway train project asap

Anonymous
10 months ago

Dude, drill deeper than six feet in Miami and you hit water. Even just building underground parking in this city is an expensive proposition because of the high water table.

Why does this have to be explained over an over to some people who live here is very headsratching to me.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Daddy Elon

Anonymous
10 months ago

Waste of time
Never happen in Miami

Anonymous
10 months ago

Explain why.