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Fort Lauderdale accepts bid from Elon Musk’s company to build underground traffic tunnels

The City of Fort Lauderdale has formally accepted a proposal from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build an underground transit system.
The City of Fort Lauderdale has formally accepted a proposal from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build an underground transit system.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The City of Fort Lauderdale has formally accepted a proposal from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build an underground transit system.

Mayor Dean Trantalis broke the news Tuesday on Twitter, saying the tunnels would run between downtown and the beach.

According to Trantalis, any other firm that wants to submit a competing bid has 45 days to do so.

Musk is also in talks with leaders in Miami, with the overall goal being to reduce traffic on some of the busiest roadways in South Florida.

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About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.