Friday, 17 December 2021 11:35

The Boring Company's San Antonio Project Gets Some Competition

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati


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The Boring Company’s (TBC) potential San Antonio project has some competition.

The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) received four proposals in addition to the one from TBC to transport people between San Antonio International Airport and downtown. 


The proposals were submitted by a group comprising Utah-based Praetor Capital; Missouri tunneling company SAK Construction LLC; Thalle Construction Company, Inc. from North Carolina; and a software company, Modutram, from Mexico. 


Alamo RMA staff are currently reviewing each proposal, said Bexar Country spokesperson Monica Ramos. Board members will interview each bidder between Jan. 17 and Jan. 21 and are expected to announce a finalist by Feb. 22.


In August, reports spread that TBC was talking with San Antonio city officials about a potential tunneling project. TBC responded to the Alamo RMA’s 2019 invitation for contractors to pitch transportation projects.


According to the RMA’s invitation, the purpose of the request was to “a) develop new delivery methods for transportation projects and/or b) develop new revenue sources or identify revenue sharing arrangements that would provide the Alamo RMA increased capacity to complete additional transportation projects.”


The trip between the San Antonio International Airport to the Henry B. González Convention Center downtown is 9.6 miles, about a 15-minute drive.


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