Fort Lauderdale Approves Planning of Elon Musk’s Boring Company Tunnels

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida officially accepted a proposal from the Boring Company in July, and in more recent news, the city can now officially move forward on planning for the upcoming underground tunnel route.

On Tuesday, Fort Lauderdale’s city council held its first vote regarding the proposal to allow Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build an underground tunnel from the city’s downtown to the shoreline, according to Local 10.

The council voted 4-1 to advance planning on the underground tunnels, which Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis says puts the project at “second base,” while he thinks “the community is ready for it.”

The city hopes that the Boring Company’s underground tunnel project can reduce traffic, which is increasingly becoming a problem in the city, and eventually expand to include tunnels for trains to further mitigate road traffic.

Trantalis said, “We see more and more cars on the road.” Trantalis continued, “You have to find alternative methods of trying to deal with traffic. And I think this is an exciting opportunity for the city.”

The underground loop, which is currently being referred to as the Boring Company’s Las Olas Loop, follows suit after the company has developed an underground loop for Las Vegas, while also being in talks with both San Antonio, Texas and San Bernardino County, California.