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365414 Hyperloop Alpha Active State Hawthorne, CA, USA Hawthorne Los Angeles County CA US When the California “high speed” rail was approved, I was quite disappointed, as I know many others were too. How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and JPL – doing incredible things like indexing all the world’s knowledge and putting rovers on Mars – would build a bullet train that is both one of the most expensive per mile and one of the slowest in the world? The train in question would be both slower, more expensive to operate (if unsubsidized) and less safe by two orders of magnitude than flying, so why would anyone use it? The Hyperloop (or something similar) is, in my opinion, the right solution for the specific case of high traffic city pairs that are less than about 1500 km or 900 miles apart. Around that inflection point, I suspect that supersonic air travel ends up being faster and cheaper. With a high enough altitude and the right geometry, the sonic boom noise on the ground would be no louder than current airliners, so that isn’t a showstopper. Also, a quiet supersonic plane immediately solves every long distance city pair without the need for a vast new worldwide infrastructure.

Hyperloop could transport people, vehicles, and freight between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 35 minutes. Transporting 7.4 million people each way and amortizing the cost of $6 billion over 20 years gives a ticket price of $20 for a one-way trip for the passenger version of Hyperloop. The passenger plus vehicle version of the Hyperloop is less than 9% of the cost of the proposed passenger only high speed rail system between Los Angeles and S

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809317 East Coast Loop Tunnel Construction Active Local Washington D.C., DC, USA Washington District of Columbia DC US It’s not much now, just a parking lot with a discarded gin bottle and an old exterminator receipt. But the slice of pavement near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the District could be the gritty precursor to a tunnel network that could propel pods filled with people and speeding platforms topped with Teslas and Toyotas between the nation’s capital and New York in 29 minutes.

Or it could be just be a parking lot littered with dashed transportation dreams.

Maryland's Department of Transportation has given conditional approval to the construction of a tunnel from Baltimore to Washington, giving a boost — or hype, depending on the viewpoint — to entrepreneur Elon Musk's plan to build a super-high-speed transportation system. 0000-00-00 00:00:00 0000-00-00 00:00:00 washingtonpost 2018-11-05 04:56:11 no 0 317209 Proj:900582 33 641 687 2018-11-05 05:09:50 38.9071923 No -77.0368707 Yes 34670 no Project banner 809317.jpg 0 0 0
146027 O’Hare Airport Express System RFP/P3 Active Local Chicago, IL, USA Chicago Cook County IL US The current total daily number of air passengers traveling between O’Hare and the Chicago Central Business District (“CBD”) is approximately 20,000 and is forecast to grow to at least 35,000 daily air passengers in 2045. The Project is a proposed express transportation service that will extend from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport (“ORD”). The O’Hare Express (“OE”) may run along freight rail corridors or an alternate surface or subsurface corridor selected by Respondents. Depending on the route, it may be possible to make a direct connection to other public transportation systems.

The City’s decision to proceed with this Project is not dependent on whether it proceeds with any other ORD infrastructure projects or initiatives, and vice versa. This Project provides independent utility from, and is not a part of, any ongoing or future initiatives relating to ORD terminal configuration changes. For any portion of the Project built on ORD property, the City will comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and existing grant agreements.

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471359 Boring Company - Los Angeles Dugout Loop Active Local Hawthorne, CA, USA Hawthorne Los Angeles County CA US To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. However, flying cars have issues with weather, noise, and generally increase anxiety levels of those below them. Currently, tunnels are really expensive to dig, with some projects costing as much as $1 billion per mile. In order to make a tunnel network feasible, tunneling costs must be reduced by a factor of more than 10.  0000-00-00 00:00:00 0000-00-00 00:00:00 boringcompany 2018-11-04 22:03:09 no 0 317191 Proj:861652 33 46758 51034,51038 2019-07-23 21:15:46 33.9164032 No -118.3525748 Yes 710523 yes Project banner 471359.jpg 0 0 0
51000 Allow for Elon Musk's Boring Co. to drill a underground L.A. tunnel Active Local Los Angeles, CA, USA Los Angeles Los Angeles County CA US Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging 0000-00-00 00:00:00 0000-00-00 00:00:00 YellowTeslaX100D 2018-05-11 23:38:57 no 0 314431 Proj:272275 33 9040,46568 49752,49753,49755,49764,49761,49756,49763,49762,49758,49760,49757,49759,49754,49751,49750,9422,51136 2018-11-05 05:57:56 34.0522342 No -118.2436849 Yes 133864 yes Project banner 51000.jpg 0 0 0
89486 Reforming the World's Costliest Subway Construction Active Global New York City, NY, USA New York NY US In 2016, New York City overtook Zürich as the most expensive place in the world to build public or private buildings. New York's high costs are often justified as a result of the densities and complexities of the surface neighborhoods. Yet a closer look at the costs shows that mismanagement is a bigger problem.

The 2nd Avenue Subway is the most expensive rail project (per mile) ever built anywhere in the world, costing $807 million per track mile. One station alone cost $1 billion. The No. 7 line expansion cost $2.1 billion for a 1.5-mile extension from Times Square to a Hudson Yards Station near the Javits Center on the Far West Side. This project was planned to have an intermediate stop that was cancelled due to high costs. The budget of the 2nd Avenue Subway project increased from $6.3 billion to $10.2 billion in less than 10 years. Yet hardly any of this increase was related to the commercial district at street level.

So what is the problem? Simply put, high costs and delays are embedded in every aspe

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