Tesla's new gigafactory might not be the only Elon Musk project underway in Austin.
The Boring Company is actively hiring in Austin to potentially build a tunnel beneath the city similar to projects already under way in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Although nothing is official, the company posted Monday on Twitter a link to its job board, which includes eight Austin openings, along with a not-so-subtle message:
Rumor has it that "Austin Chalk" is geologically one of best soils for tunneling. Want to find out? Austin jobs now… https://t.co/bAtFKnWQhg— The Boring Company (@The Boring Company) 1604946893.0
If you're not familiar, The Boring Company touts itself as a traffic alternative that relies on tunnels beneath busy cities to allow autonomous vehicles—Teslas, for example—to drive as fast as possible without interference. The vacuum-sealed tunnel could allow vehicles to travel up to 150 miles per hour, with long-term goals to link the tunnels to create a "hyperloop," which could connect cities and enable speeds exceeding 600 mph.
More details, including the cost of this project, have yet to be released. Long term, The Boring Company claims the price to use the tunnel will be similar to the ticket price for traditional public transportation.
It just so happens that Austinites recently approved a tax increase that would partly pay for Project Connect, a $7.1 billion overhaul to the city's public transit system. The project includes a tunnel beneath downtown Austin.
Austin officials have not spoken publicly about The Boring Company's potential project or how a proposed tunnel might complement Project Connect.
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Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
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11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway