City of Chicago sued over  its proposed Hyperloop deal

City of Chicago sued over its proposed Hyperloop deal

The Better Government Association (BGA) has filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago for allegedly failing to release documents pertaining to the city’s agreement with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company over a planned hyper-loop tunnel project.

“We feel the city needs to comply with the Freedom of Information Act that says the public records should be made available, given the mayor has made a final selection,” said BGA President, David Greising.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel officially announced the choice of the Boring Company to build and operate the high-speed underground tunnel from downtown to O’Hare International Airport in June.

According to Chicago’s Law Department, the agreement wasn’t made available simply because it does not yet exist.

The lawsuit by the BGA, which can be read on our website at was brought against the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, and cites a need to “obtain transparency into Defendants’ selection of The Boring Company for the O’Hare Express System Project.”