Elon Musk’s Boring Company has submitted a proposal for a 9km underground transportation system in Miami
Elon Musk, founder of The Boring Company. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images
- Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has submitted plans to build a 9km transit tunnel system in Miami.
- A proposal for the North Miami Beach Loop, seen exclusively by Insider, shows it would have seven stations.
- City Commissioner Michael Joseph told Insider the loop would help ease traffic congestion.
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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has submitted a proposal to build a 9m underground transportation system in Miami, Insider can reveal.
The North Miami Beach Loop would carry Tesla vehicles between seven stations along State Road 826 between the Golden Glades Transit Center and Sunny Isles Beach at Newport Pier, according to the proposal, seen by Insider.
The Boring Company estimated that the loop would initially be capable of carrying over 7,500 passengers per hour and could be adapted to carry over 15,000 per hour.
The estimated cost of the project was estimated between $185 million and $220 million, according to The Boring Company’s proposal. He predicts that construction would take less than three years if the permitting process were expedited.
The proposal also recommends several potential extensions to the 9 km North Miami Beach Loop, including a 5 km connection to Hard Rock Stadium and a 3 km link to Florida International University’s Biscayne campus.
The Boring Company’s proposal calls for the North Miami Beach Loop line.
“We have a lot of traffic jams and that would be a way to alleviate a lot of that traffic,” North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph said in an interview with Insider.
Commuters and visitors would benefit from the network of tunnels connecting the city center to the beach, Joseph said.
He said the estimated cost per mile of the North Miami Beach Loop would be “a fraction of what you see in other types of proposed transit projects in South Florida, while construction wouldn’t disrupt the local economy as much.”
Joseph said the city is trying to secure funding for the loop and is seeking funding from regional, state and federal governments.
The Boring Company did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
In March 2021, Joseph told Insider’s Grace Kay that he had repeatedly spoken to The Boring Company about an underground transportation system and submitted a working paper to the tunneling company for review.
The North Miami Beach Loop would not be as extensive as the Vegas Loop, a 46 km tunnel system being built by The Boring Company. The Vegas Loop is expected to connect Teslas to more than 50 stations across Las Vegas, according to The Boring Company’s website.
The Boring Company’s first underground transportation system, the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, opened in April 2021. The 3 km tunnel network has three stops.