Details of a proposal by Elon Musk’s Boring Company for an an underground transportation system in Fort Lauderdale have been revealed.
The unsolicited proposal was submitted to the city in June, and was obtained recently by The Next Miami after confidentiality rules expired.
It shows that the company is promising a tunnel system called Las Olas Loop that would bring passengers from downtown Fort Lauderdale to the beach in just 3 minutes.
Tesla cars would speed passengers along underground tunnels at an average pace of 50 miles per hour, the proposal says.
Eventually, the company would consider an underground network throughout Fort Lauderdale.
Brightline could play a key role, with two possible stops at Brightline stations in a potential expanded network.
The existing Brightline station in Fort Lauderdale is also listed as the first option for the initial route.
Potential stops for the expanded network would include:
The Boring Company says it has funding to build the initial tunnel system, and can guarantee a firm maximum price. The city can repay the company in installments.
The system also has the advantage of easy expansion possibilities, with additional capacity provided by adding more cars or building more tunnels, the company said.
It can also be easily connected to other potential systems in the region. The company has held talks with officials in Miami about a potential system.
Fort Lauderdale voted in August to accept the proposal, and is expected to give final approval to the deal within months. Construction is estimated to take a year once final approval is given.